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…

Where is the Lord?

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on September 22, 2013 by Rev. Marci Auld Glass. Jeremiah 2:4-13 Our passage this morning, from the beginning chapters of Jeremiah, offers a courtroom style indictment by God against Israel. “Therefore, once more, I accuse you” says the Lord. If you’ve ever read much of…

Rise Up!

The Testimony of the Bent Over Woman A perspective on Luke 13:10-17 and Isaiah 58:9b-14 by Marci Auld Glass I know the ground of my town well. I am good friends with each rock, each turn of a path, each twist of a road. The way the dirt banks on some turns, the trails left…

DOMA

My friend Robert asked the question, “how does the demise of DOMA affect my relationship with God?” And then he answered it with, “it doesn’t.” And I think more people need to consider why that is true. Because there is nothing in the overturning of the Defense of Marriage Act that could possibly interfere with…

Ascension Deficit Disorder

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho May 12, 2013 Ephesians 1:15-23 Acts 1:1-11 This past Thursday was the day the church celebrates the Ascension, which is the 40th day after Easter, when the church commemorates the Ascension of Christ into Heaven. Since we weren’t together on Thursday, we are looking at…

What Happens on the Hillside…..

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on Christmas Eve 2012. Luke 2:1-20 The shepherds in this possibly familiar Christmas story are so interesting to me. Because they didn’t sign up to be a part of this. They aren’t religious professionals. They are just people, doing their job, on a hillside. And…

Blinded by the Light?

A sermon preached at Southminster April 3, 2011 John 9 I love this story. But you know how it is with stories you love? Every so often you read it again and it says something that you didn’t notice the last time, or the last 243 times, that you read it. One thing I noticed…