Who Owns Meaning?

I shared an article recently on Facebook about how the artist who made the Wall Street Bull sculpture is upset about the sculpture of the little girl that has been placed in front of the bull. He claims it “fundamentally corrupts the integrity” of his art. “Fearless Girl” was added this year on International Women’s…

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The Harmony of Joy and Sorrow

    A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 8, 2017 Palm Saturday Luke 19:29-44 You get extra Jesus points for coming to Palm Sunday worship on Saturday night. We joke about traditions and how sacred they can be, but we know there are good reasons for tradition. I’m grateful to…

Women are NOT Children

This is a follow up to a post I made last night about Vice President Pence’s policy to not be alone with any woman who is not his wife. You can read the first post here. In the conversation on Facebook about that post, people brought up sexual misconduct between clergy/priests and parishioners. They brought…

Fear, Faith, and Foxes

Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. March 11, 2017 Jesus’ followers want him to answer the questions we always want God to answer for us too—why do bad things happen to good people? Let us recognize that Jesus, the ultimate “good people” is on his way to Jerusalem,…