Love in Dust

An Ash Wednesday Meditation March 1, 2017 Luke 9:51-62 I’ve never preached this text before. I’m not sure if that’s because it hasn’t shown up in the other lectionary readings, or if I’ve just avoided it. In any case, I’m intrigued by it. Especially the disciples. “Lord, do you want us to command fire to…

Open Hearts

An Ash Wednesday Meditation from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 I’m struck by the contrast in these two texts. Joel commands them to blow the trumpet and gather the people to weep and fast. Publicly. Loudly. Jesus, in Matthew’s gospel warns people against blowing trumpets and practicing piety…