Philemon, the shortest book we have in the New Testament, is a straightforward letter inspiring and troubling at the same time. In it, Paul uses all of his considerable powers…

The Table

August 5, 2018
We practice an open table in Ankeny UCC, meaning, all are welcome to take communion. Why do we do that, when Paul seems to argue that we need to have…
Confessing, whether about sins or faith, is about admitting and acknowledging things we think to be true; truths about God and truths about ourselves. Maybe if we listen to others…

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…