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…

"Money Can’t Buy Me (God’s) Love"

Acts 8:9-25A Sermon preached at SouthminsterNovember 15, 2009 Our text today takes place in the midst of both an exciting and a scary time for the new church. After the passage Ruth preached on last week from Acts 4 about testifying, the followers of Jesus do some amazing things. The authorities are not happy. These…