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Open Hearted Advent

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church December 4, 2016 Advent 2 Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 The Book of Joel is best read in one sitting. I invite you to look through it this week. It’s a lovely story of destruction, fit for people recovering from Thanksgiving holidays with family. Locusts invade and destroy the land.…

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Pre-Election Thoughts for Post-Election Living

Tuesday. It’s almost here.  Nobody knows the outcome yet, no matter how compulsively we check 538. I know it has been a stressful,  bizarre and seemingly endless election season. It has revealed our sins (particularly racism, bigotry, and sexism) in ways that feel new but we know they’ve been there all along. We must attend to those wounds,…

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Ninevite Lives Matter

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho November 6, 2016 Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-10; 4:1-11 We humans often have a bad habit of “othering” people. By that, I mean we look at someone’s life that seems very different than our own, and we place them in some category at a remove from our…