Empty Tombs, Empty Sanctuaries

An Easter sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 12, 2020 Mark 16:1-8 The sun was rising, and the details of the world were coming into focus as light dawned on a new day, plants turning from monochromatic shades to vibrant green, the dew reflecting like diamonds; lumpy shadows on the path…

After the Terror and Amazement

An Easter Sermon from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Mark 16:1-8 Christ is Risen! Hallelujah! Let’s flee in terror and amazement, saying nothing to anyone because we are afraid! Hallelujah! Wait? What? That’s not how it is supposed to go. Mark’s account of Easter morning is noticeably different than the other 3 gospels. Jesus…