Stop the Bans

Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have recently enacted draconian legislation, intended to remove a woman’s right to make her own best decision about her healthcare choices. These bills seek to make abortion illegal, and in many cases, seek to make abortion a felony, intending to imprison women who choose or need to seek…

Lost in Translation

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church May 11, 2019 Acts 13:1-3, 14:8-20 Our passage today gives us a glimpse of Paul’s missionary journeys. Paul had been preaching and teaching before this, and aware the authorities were not on their side. King Herod Agrippa, we’re told, “laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the…

Making Mistakes

Who is allowed to make mistakes? Last night’s Game of Thrones episode had a glaring mistake. Someone had left a Starbucks coffee cup on a table in Winterfell.  And some people were incensed about it. I’ll let you find those comments in your own Facebook feeds and online venues. Heads on spikes! Would it be…

Draw Near

A sermon preached at Southminster on May 5, 2019 Acts 10, Ephesians 2 We’re a few weeks after Easter right now. And while the news of the empty tomb and sightings of our risen Lord are good news, being Easter people is hard. Trusting in the truth of resurrection when the lies of death are…

Be Ready for Joy

An Easter sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian church in Boise, Idaho April 21, 2019 Matthew 28:1-10 The first day of the week was dawning, and according to Matthew’s gospel, two women go to Jesus’ tomb. In the other gospels, the number of women changes, but in all the gospels, the Easter morning story is told…

This is My Body

A Maundy Thursday reflection Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Matthew 26:14-75 1 Corinthians 12 The story of this night has a weight to it that I feel in my body. I hear Judas offer to betray Jesus for money and hope that this time, he’ll make a different choice, he’ll realize his error before…