What Was She Thinking?

Preached in Ankeny UCC, August 24, 2014
Exodus 1:8-2:10

Kings Shall Rise Up

Preached on January 19, 2014 in Ankeny UCC
Sermon Text: Isaiah 49:1-7

In this complicated text, we are able to experience it with different ears. And it reminds us that in this world, things we take for granted may look different to other people. On this Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, it is time to look at our advantages and understand how we have benefitted from subjugating other people, and resolve to be better.

Christmas Presence

Preached December 29, 2013 in Ankeny UCC.
Sermon text Isaiah 63:7-9

Following the words of Isaiah, we remember that it was Emmanuel, God with us, who appeared on Christmas to sustain our stories beyond the losses and failures we see in front of us. Isaiah reminds us that our story does not begin in exile and does not end in exile, and so to is it with our pain and losses.