Beloved and Broken Community

A sermon preached at Southminster’s Sabbath service October 14, 2017 1 Samuel 3 Last week, we were with Israel in the wilderness, as they received manna after complaining to the Lord about dying from hunger. In the intervening generations between that story and this one, Israel has settled the Promised Land, planted their own fields…

Grace Invasion

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho May 21, 2017 Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking of scripture as a straight up “reporting” of events that happened 2,000 years. An account of “just the facts”, without any editorial influence. In some ways, it is, a chronicle…

Garment Business

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho October 12, 2014 Matthew 22:1-14 Our passage today is a continuation of Jesus’ answering questions about his authority. “When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are…