Hope Believed

  Easter Sermon April 16, 2017 Luke 24:1-12 The gospel writers don’t agree about every detail as they tell the story of Jesus. There are some big differences, in fact. And that doesn’t bother me too much. Each of the gospel writers sees different things in the story of Jesus. And that’s okay. Honestly, it…

Showing Our Wounds

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 12, 2015 John 20:19-29 Last week, on Easter, we left the women, or I should say, they left us behind at the tomb, running in terror and amazement and saying nothing to nobody. Today’s passage from John’s gospel tells us that that as soon…

After the Terror and Amazement

An Easter Sermon from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Mark 16:1-8 Christ is Risen! Hallelujah! Let’s flee in terror and amazement, saying nothing to anyone because we are afraid! Hallelujah! Wait? What? That’s not how it is supposed to go. Mark’s account of Easter morning is noticeably different than the other 3 gospels. Jesus…

Fear and Great Joy

An Easter Sermon, preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 20, 2014 I confess Matthew’s account of the Easter story is not the one I’ve spent the most time with. I like the stark account that Mark tells, where the women flee in terror and say nothing to no-body.  I like the encounter…