The central facts of Philemon cannot be avoided: Paul is returning a runaway slave. But within those facts lie myriad choices facing Paul, Onesimus, and Philemon. Each of those choices tests what it means to be a Christian and feel the love of Jesus Christ. Each one carries the very real risk of hurt, pain,… Continue reading A Slave to Love
The Race in Front of Us
The race is in front of us, and not behind us. Preached August 18, 2013 at the Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Iowa City. Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:29-12:2.
Light Your Lamps
In which I say farewell to family, and ask how we might express our love for one another. Delivered at the Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Iowa City August 11, 2013. Sermon Text: Luke 12:32-40.
Luke is not the only one thinking about how to pray. A sermon delivered at The Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Iowa City July 28, 2013. Sermon Text Luke 11:1-13.
Bothered and Bewildered in Bethany
Preached July 21, 2013 at the Congregational Church UCC in Iowa City. Sermon text: Luke 10:38-42.