In the Year that….

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. November 12, 2016 Isaiah 6:1-8 If you’e been around Presbyterian worship services for a while, this text might seem familiar to you. It’s commonly read on Trinity Sunday. It’s also the framework for how a Presbyterian worship service is structured. We begin with a call…

Magical Unrealism

In college, I ended up reading a lot of books written in the style of “magical realism”. The writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende come to mind. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe.” (Matthew C. Strecher,…