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…

Love, Re-Formed

October 26, 2014
Jesus was an interpreter of Hebrew scriptures in the tradition of sages and scholars of the past. His innovation was to interpret those scriptures through a lens of love, setting…

What Are We Supposed to Do?

October 6, 2014
Why must we worship God, love God with all our hearts? God puts us in the midst of the greatest story ever told, the story of creation. When we forget…

The Great I Am

August 31, 2014
We often question who we are to demand change and fight injustice. Moses wondered, too, and God reminded him that he was the loved child of the Great I Am,…

Didymus Thomas

April 27, 2014
To see Thomas defined by this one rebuke by Jesus, offered for our benefit, denies him his whole story. How often have we been judged by our bad reactions in…

Reflections from the Snow

February 9, 2014
What does it mean to show God's love in this time and place? What are the implications of the discoveries of science for our service to others? We're not sure,…

What Kind Love

February 2, 2014
How can we keep ourselves connected to one another, understanding how to be kind to those who are suffering, to see love in action? What lessons do Micah's attacks on…

Our Best Selves

December 24, 2013
Jesus's birth story reminds us of our opportunity, every day, to be better than we could be, better than we ought to be, more welcoming, more loving, less afraid. Can…

Kingdoms of Love and Fear

December 22, 2013
Ahaz seeks comfort from his prophet Isaiah. Isaiah provides the reassuring messages that Ahaz's enemies will be destroyed, but as we look back on further events, we see that there…