Boycott?

Indiana’s Governor Mike Pence signed a law this week for “Religious Freedom Restoration”. On the surface, this is presumably to protect people’s religious expression. Of course, there are no instances to be cited where religious expression has been threatened in this country. There are plenty of illustrations of where people are legally being allowed to…

Immediately

Mark 1:21-28 Deut 18:15-20 A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Feb 1, 2015 There’s a word that the author of Mark’s gospel uses over and over again—immediately. English translators, in an effort to make his language easier on our ears, often leave it out. As they do in this passage. But,…

Miracle Denied

Today the House State Affairs committee voted, on a straight party line vote, to keep the Add the Words Bill from progressing to the full house for debate. It should not have come as a surprise, I suppose. But as I kept listening to the 21 hours of testimony, it was clear that the voices…

The Bible as a Weapon

I’ve spent much of the week listening to testimony for and against House Bill 2, which would Add the Words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. My testimony to the House State Affairs Committee is here. There were some beautiful stories shared, particularly when parents of trans children spoke of…