Planted and Buried

A Good Friday Meditation at Southminster Presbyterian Church (we combine our Holy Week services with First Presbyterian. They hosted Maundy Thursday) John’s Crucifixion Narrative (John 19) The story of Jesus’ crucifixion is not an easy story to hear. It is gruesome. Reveals the depravity of humanity, our cruelty and our tendency to be led by…

Behold your King, Behold your self

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho March 18, 2018 John  19:1-16a In last week’s episode, Jesus’ trial with Pontius Pilate begins. The religious leaders are looking for someone to do the dirty work of killing Jesus for them. Pilate is more concerned with keeping the peace during the religious holiday of…

Dying of the Light

A Good Friday Meditation from worship with Southminster and First Presbyterian Churches John 18:1-40 John 19:1-42 Last night, we heard of the new commandment Jesus gave to his disciples as he fed them and washed their feet as a servant would. “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I…