Authority

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California January 31 2021 Mark 1:21-28 There’s a word that the author of Mark’s gospel uses over and over again—immediately. English translators, in an effort to make his language easier on our ears, often leave it out. As they do in this passage. But, as…

Our Whole Truth

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Aug 26, 2018 Psalm 139 (read it all) If you’ve been here a while, you may already know that this is one of my very favoritest passages of scripture. Maybe it’s because I’m adopted, and it is such a powerful idea to have always been…

Truth

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. John 18:28-40 As our story last week ended, right before this passage begins, the cock crowed, reminding Peter of his three denials of Jesus. A rooster crow also indicates morning, which means light is starting to dawn. For John’s gospel, Jesus is the light, and…