What We Observe

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho August 18, 2019 Matthew 11:28-30 Deuteronomy 5:12-16 The story we heard this morning from Deuteronomy is from the second telling of the 10 Commandments. The first account is in the Book of Exodus. This account presumes you’ve already heard the first account. Deuteronomy is told…

Let Suffering Speak

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. July 28, 2019 Hebrews 4:14–5:10 One of our church book groups just read Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again by Rachel Held Evans. We had a good discussion Thursday night about it. And if you haven’t read it, we would all…

Pioneers

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. July 21, 2019 Hebrews 2:10-18 As I mentioned last week, the author of Hebrews is giving us different snapshot images of who Jesus is. Last week, we learned of Jesus as the Son, the exact imprint of God’s being. A perfect reflection.  This week, we…

Seeking the Light

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho June 30, 2019 Psalm 27 This week, I made a brief trip to Detroit for my work on the Mission Responsibility Through Investment Committee (MRTI), which is tasked by the General Assembly to engage particular corporations around issues that are important to Presbyterians. We will…

Up To My Neck

A sermon preached at southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Psalm 69:1-16 Save me, O God. Save me, O God, for the water has come up to my neck. (I sang this refrain throughout the sermon, using Marty Haugen’s arrangement of the Psalm. Last week’s psalm was a straightforward hymn of praise. This psalm serves as…