The Annoying Woman

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on October 20, 2013. Luke 18:1-8 As I’ve mentioned before, I’m notoriously bad at casting myself in the right role in a parable of Jesus’. But this one! This is the role of my lifetime! I am the annoying woman! I mean the persistent widow.…

Lent Prayer (Day 4)

Today’s prayer prompt from Rachel Hackenberg encourages us to play with metaphor and begins with Jesus’ lament in Luke 13:34 (NRSV): “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her…