The bread of recognition brings us the implications of the Resurrection. The act that we’ve spent these past three weeks trying to understand comes to be lived and re-lived in our ritual act of a communal meal. Preached May 4, 2014 in Ankeny UCC Sermon Text: Luke 24:13-35
The Return of the Lost Sheep
A bit of a different sermon from my for September 15; I delivered this as my candidate sermon at Ankeny United Church of Christ. And so it is much more about me, and about what kind of a church we can be together, than it is about anything in particular in the scripture. Sermon Text… Continue reading The Return of the Lost Sheep
A Meal Fit for a King
How do we react to our own fears of inadequacy? Do we sit in the corner, hoping other people will make fools of themselves? Or can we do something that diminishes our own fears while lifting others up? Preached September 1, 2013 at the Congregational Church UCC in Iowa City. Sermon Text Luke 14:1, 7-14.
Dreaming on the Sabbath
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place 50 years ago this week. A sermon offering scripture-based reflections on what history looks like while it’s being made.
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.