Oil Crisis

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, CA October 11, 2020 Matthew 25:1-13 We are beginning our stewardship campaign today, and for the next three weeks, we’ll hear the parables from Matthew 25. Last month, the session voted to become a Matthew 25 congregation, a Presbyterian-wide effort to live into the story…

End of Year Giving

I’ve never asked for money on this blog before, but as you’re making your final 2016 donations, I’d like to make a request. The church I serve, Southminster Presbyterian, generously supports my writing, both theological and civic. It is because of them that I have the privilege of time for blog writing. If that weren’t…

Wide River to Cross

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on November 2, 2014. 1 John 3:1-3
 See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  Beloved,…

Face to Face

A sermon preached October 16, 2011 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Boise, Idaho Exodus 33:12-23 Moses had a different relationship with God than just about anyone in the Scriptural record, other than Jesus.  Certainly different encounters with God than I have had. Before the passage you heard this morning, God had told Moses, “your people are…

Big Barns

A Sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian October 17, 2010 Luke 12:13-31 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”  But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on…