Economy of Grace

Romans 6:1-14 (I recommend reading it in the Message).  Our passage this week drops into the middle of one of Paul’s arguments. where we were last week. It may be worth looking back to chapter 5, where it begins.  In 5:20, Paul writes, “….but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more“. It’s not, maybe…

Gleaning Grace

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho July 29, 2018 Ruth 2 When I have casual interactions with strangers in public places, such as airplanes, coffee shops, or car dealerships, the question I hate the most is “what do you do for a living?” Being a female pastor in Idaho has it’s…

Second Acts

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 14, 2018 Acts 9:1-19 It’s hard to remember that Saul was just doing his job when Luke describes him as “breathing threats and murder” against the disciples. He’s a zealous Jew, which means his job was defending the faith well, zealously. We don’t like…

Wounded Savior

A sermon preached at Southminster in Boise, Idaho April 8 2018 John 20:19-31 Today’s passage from John’s gospel tells us that that as soon as the Good News of Mary’s Easter message is shared with the disciples—“I have seen the Lord!”—as soon as they hear those words, we are told that they are hiding in…