Two Disciples Converged in a Desert Road

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

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.