Beloved Disciple

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church April 1, 2018 John 20:1-18 In this gospel account, Mary Magdalene is the first person to the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning. That’s the same in all 4 gospels—women are the first witnesses to the resurrection. The first people to tell the world the Good News. I…

Where I’m From

The I am From Project  has a poem template to encourage conversation. They write: We want to be heard, not herded; we want to speak, not be spoken at or for; we want to break through stereotypes, profiling, and dismissal to be listened to in our full humanity. I encourage you to check out the resources…

What are we building?

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho October 29, 2017 1 Kings 5:1-5, 8:1-13 Autumn has always been my favorite season. Crunching through the leaves as I walked to school. Making big piles of leaves into which we would jump with abandon. Even raking leaves, which at times feels like a sisyphian…