The Proclaimers

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise. Idaho. Isaiah 61 You may be more familiar with this text because of who quotes it, rather than from its own context in Isaiah. This is the scroll from which Jesus reads when he preaches in his home church in Nazareth. He announces it has been…

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.…

A Force Awakens

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho December 20, 2015 Luke 1:5-13, 57-66 If pastors were honest about it, Zechariah is probably one of the stories we like the least. He is one of our own, a priest, serving God in the temple in Jerusalem. If you remember back to your readings…

Voice

Today’s word is voice. This picture of me testifying at the statehouse this past winter on behalf of Add the Words is the image that comes to mind for me about voice. It is a privilege to live in a society where people can share their voice with their elected leaders. There are many ways…

Advent Word of the Day

I shared this on Facebook, but here is an idea I stole from my friend Teri Peterson. Each day during Advent and the Christmas season, here is a word you can use in your prayer/devotional time. Take a photo, write a poem, reflect on how each word is preparing your way during Advent and Christmas.…