Love in Dust

An Ash Wednesday Meditation March 1, 2017 Luke 9:51-62 I’ve never preached this text before. I’m not sure if that’s because it hasn’t shown up in the other lectionary readings, or if I’ve just avoided it. In any case, I’m intrigued by it. Especially the disciples. “Lord, do you want us to command fire to…

The Glory Road

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho February 21, 2016 Mark 10:32-52 I only made it one verse into this reading before I got stuck this week. We’re told Jesus and the disciples were heading to Jerusalem, which isn’t a surprise. Jesus has been quite clear that it is his final destination and…

Born Again Again

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church on March 17, 2014 John 3:1-17 Gen 12:1-4a Nicodemus might be the first Presbyterian. He’s a good guy. He loves Jesus, he just doesn’t want to be too public about his faith, in case he might offend someone. He wants to be a good person and serve his…