Miraculous Joy

July 26, 2015
In John's account of the miracle of the loaves and fishes, where five loaves and two fish feed an assembly of five thousand people, it is a small boy who…

God’s Heirs

May 31, 2015
The Holy Trinity is a great mystery. Maybe we can help understand it in relation to ourselves with three questions: What is your name? What is your quest? What is…

Bask in the Light

December 21, 2014
We celebrate the shortest day of the year by reminding ourselves to pass on the light of Christ and bask in the light that came in the darkness. The real…

Still Here, In the Wilderness

December 14, 2014
Sometimes the burden of being perfect is a little much. Let's listen to John's words that you need not be the prophet or the king. You can just be there…

The Kingdom and Keo Way

November 23, 2014
We are reminded in this commonly-cited passage that Christianity is a religion that speaks frequently of a judgement in the kingdom of God, even if we leave such judgements up…

Love is Not Passive

November 9, 2014
We talk about exploring Progressive Christian Theology every week in Ankeny UCC. What does that mean? What does that look like? It looks like expanding the kingdom of God and…

Finding Ourselves in Human Form

September 28, 2014
Philippians gives us insight into Paul's beliefs about the nature of Christ for the continuing community of Christ's followers. Jesus found his unique nature in community with other humans. Jesus's…

Serious Temptation

March 9, 2014
Jesus's temptation is to do everything himself and avoid the messy work of people. We have the same temptation, to go alone rather than building a team. We have the…