Challenging Comfort

Mark sets out showing that old words can be re-heard in new places. He reminds us that we may fulfill the prophecies in Isaiah and draw strength from the God whose love is assured. And so can we, in this world where our fear of black men remains a danger to their lives.

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.