The Found

A sermon preached at University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX Sept 16, 2019 Luke 15:1-10 note–this weekend, Covenant Network hosted an event at University Presbyterian in San Antonio. I am thankful to their pastor, Dries Coetzee, for allowing me to preach in worship Sunday after the event. UPC was my church home in college.…

People of the Story

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. September 10, 2016 Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-25; 3:1-8 Tonight begins a new year in our Narrative Lectionary readings. Beginning with Genesis, we will read through the broad sweep of scripture between now and Memorial Day. One of the reasons we read scripture every week, and encourage…

Secret Keeping

I blogged the other day about how the shame my birth mother carries is sticky and how her request for me to keep her secret (by not contacting her children, and by extension, my birth family on her side) is becoming more and more difficult for me. First, let me say thank you to the…

For Shame

I have great respect for Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. So I was disappointed to hear Albright recently said this when campaigning for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire: “We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done. It’s not done. There is…