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.

Bothered and Bewildered in Bethany

Preached July 21, 2013 at the Congregational Church UCC in Iowa City. Sermon text: Luke 10:38-42.

The Freedom to Act

The Freedom to Act

Preached at the Congregational Church UCC in Iowa City, July 7, 2013

Sermon text Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

I felt inspired on the fourth of July, and wrote out most of the sermon text for this week. I was really inspired by the recent political developments around the voting rights act, and found the insistence on proclaiming our freedom while at the same time watching it be restricted in a day-to-day way (voting, increased security at public events) somewhat jarring. Because so much of what I believe about the Gospel of Jesus focuses on freeing ourselves from fear, I could not help but think of all those people who took up the job in front of them in spite of the fear of repercussions. I think they followed in the best steps of the disciples in this story of Luke’s, who were not allowed even to bring shoes on the road to heal and preach the Gospel.

You are Not Dismissed

As part of my ongoing re-organization of life and blog, I decided to put my sermons up. I’m currently loading up the PDFs, but could be persuaded to put in the full text behind cuts.

This sermon was delivered 12/28/08, making it my second third sermon prepared for a church.

You are Not Dismissed

Texts were Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Luke 2:22-40, Psalm 148

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