My People

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho July 22, 2018 Ruth 1 The Book of Ruth begins by telling us the story took place during the time of the Judges, which is the book immediately before Ruth in the Bible. The Book of Judges ends with this: “In those days there was…

Move Closer

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho July 1, 2018 1 John 2:1-14 Last week we heard the first chapter of 1st John. Today we get most of the second chapter. And the theme of koinonia, or fellowship, that began last chapter continues in this one, even if the word does not…

Risk and Refugees

President Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 that bars Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. indefinitely and bars all other refugees for 120 days, and keeps out visitors for 90 days from seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Initially, as ABC News reported, administration officials said the…

Authority

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho January 29 ,2017 Luke 6:1-16 Last week, Jesus was talking to Simon Peter about fishing for people. We considered what that somewhat awkward metaphor might look like today. If you read the rest of chapter 5, it seems that fishing for people involves healing people…