Grace Invasion

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho May 21, 2017 Galatians 1:13-17; 2:11-21 I don’t know about you, but I grew up thinking of scripture as a straight up “reporting” of events that happened 2,000 years. An account of “just the facts”, without any editorial influence. In some ways, it is, a chronicle…

Witness to Life

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 30, 2017 Acts 6:1—7:2a, 44-60 Martyrdom. Ahhh….nothing better than the good news about making people so angry that they kill you? I confess. I’ve always been conflicted about martyrs—people who die for their beliefs. The root of the word actually means “witness”, so there…

Hope Believed

  Easter Sermon April 16, 2017 Luke 24:1-12 The gospel writers don’t agree about every detail as they tell the story of Jesus. There are some big differences, in fact. And that doesn’t bother me too much. Each of the gospel writers sees different things in the story of Jesus. And that’s okay. Honestly, it…

Broken for You

Luke 22:1-27 A Maundy Thursday meditation April 13, 2017 This is the night where all of our theology and traditions and practices as a church come together. Where the rubber meets the road, as they say. Because this is the night we lift up our praise of God as the psalmist tells us in the…