Ninevite Lives Matter

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho November 6, 2016 Jonah 1:1-17; 3:1-10; 4:1-11 We humans often have a bad habit of “othering” people. By that, I mean we look at someone’s life that seems very different than our own, and we place them in some category at a remove from our…

Magical Unrealism

In college, I ended up reading a lot of books written in the style of “magical realism”. The writings of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie, Isabel Allende come to mind. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe.” (Matthew C. Strecher,…

For Shame

I have great respect for Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. So I was disappointed to hear Albright recently said this when campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire: “We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done. It’s not done. There is…