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Faith
Apr. 22, 2018, Faith is not Formulaic: Acts 16.16–3
Mar. 30, 2018, Be Present with Mary: Luke 1.46–55 and John 19.16–30
Mar. 29, 2018, Listen, Even when You Don’t Like what You Hear: John 13.1–33
Mar. 25, 2018, Look at the Floor: John 12.12–27
Mar. 18, 2018, I Don’t Believe in God: John 19.1–16a
Mar. 4, 2018, Listen to Lady Wisdom: John 18.12–27
Feb. 4, 2018, Powerful Teachers: John 4.1–425
Jan. 21, 2018, First, Rest in God: John 2.13–25
Jan. 7, 2018, God Pitched a Tent: John 1.35–51
Jan. 3, 2018, “Swimming to Shore Under a Nuclear Threat,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Dec. 24, 2017, Christmas Eve 2017: Hubris, Humility, and a Dare
Dec. 3, 2017, Removal, Resistance, Return: Ezekiel 37.1–14
Nov. 19, 2017, All Times Alleluia: Jeremiah 29.1, 4–14
Nov. 5, 2017, Honest Broker: Kings 19.4–9
Oct. 29, 2017, Treasuring God: 1 Kings 5.1–5, 8.1–13
Oct. 28, 2017, Love of Neighbor: Hebrews 13.1–3
Oct. 1, 2017, I AM: Exodus 2.23–25, 3.10–15
Sep. 24, 2017, HERE I AM: Genesis 27:1–4, 15–23; 28:10–17
Sep. 3, 2017, Sing a New Song: Hymn Sing Sunday
Aug. 6, 2017, Add More to Church: Ephesians 6.10–20
July 23, 2017, Year ‘Round Faith: Ephesians 2.11–22
July 16, 2017, Theory, Prayer, Faith: Ephesians 1.1–14
June 11, 2017, Our Calendar, God’s Calendar: Psalm 100
May 28, 2017, Stay in Sorrow: Galatians 3.1–9, 23–29
May 14, 2017, Ritual is Just the Beginning: Acts 15.17–18
May 7, 2017, Faithful Evangelism: Acts 8.26–39
Apr. 16, 2017, God’s Power: Luke 24.1–12
Apr. 9, 2017, Evil is Tiny: Luke 19.29–44
Mar. 26, 2017, Repetitive Messages: Luke 16.19–31
Mar. 12, 2017, Impatience and Love: Luke 13.1–9 and 31–35
Feb. 12, 2017, Faith is a Public Act: Luke 7.18–35
Dec. 24, 2016, Why Leave Home to Come Here? Christmas 2016
Dec. 24, 2016, “Nazis and Narratives,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Nov. 27, 2016, What to Bring to the Night: Daniel 6.6–27
Nov. 6, 2016, With Raven’s Help: 1 Kings 17
Oct. 23, 2016, We Have Already Won: 2 Samuel 7.1–17
Sep. 25, 2016, Bring God’s Vision to Life: Genesis 37.3–8, 17b–22, 26–34, 50.15–21
Sep. 23, 2016, “Why, Oh Why?”, editorial in the Ames Tribune
Sep. 9, 2016, A Eulogy
Sep. 4, 2016, Luke 11.2–4: Ask God for the Word
Aug. 7, 2016, We Are Leviathan: Job 38.1–11 and 25–27, 40.25–32, 41.1–8
Jul. 31, 2016, Hope in Poetry: Job 14.7–15, 19.23–27, 31.35–37
Jul. 30, 2016, “Yet More Goodness and Light,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Jun. 8, 2016, Forgiveness Begins in Holy Community: 2 Corinthians 1–10
May 25, 2016, God’s Compassion and Comfort: 2 Corinthians 1.1–11
Apr. 11, 2016, Making Prayerful Meaning: Acts 1.1–14
Mar. 27, 2016, Easter Proof: Mark 16.1–8
Mar. 21, 2016, Immaculate Heart School, Thank you!
Mar. 20, 2016, Stay Faithful: Mark 11.1–11
Mar. 13, 2016, Bearers of Easter Hope: Mark 13.1–8; 24–37
Mar. 6, 2016, Love, over Rules: Mark 12.28–44
Mar. 1, 2016, “The Iowa Caucus,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Feb. 21, 2016, Lenten Repentence: Mark 10.32–52
Feb. 16, 2016, Why the Cross? Mark 10.17–31
Jan. 25, 2016, Sick and Unseen: Mark 5.21–43
Dec. 28, 2015, Hope, Peace, Love: Christmas Eve 2015
Dec. 22, 2015, “Christmas Eve Sermon,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Dec. 6, 2015, Keeping Hope for Peace Alive
Nov. 11, 2015, Building Without Worry
Nov. 1, 2015, Listen to Your Elders but Live by the Scandal of the Christ: 1 Kings 12.1–17
Oct. 25, 2015, More than We can Know, Thank God: 2 Samuel 5.1–5, 6.1–5; Psalm 150
Sep. 27, 2015, Jacob’s Greed and Our Pledges
Sep. 20, 2015, Infertility and Righteous Women: Genesis 18.1–15, 21.1–7
Sep. 13, 2015, Naked and Unembarrassed: Genesis 2.4–25
Sep. 6, 2015, Join the Cloud of Witnesses: Hebrews 11.1–16, 12.1–2
Aug. 30, 2015, Open Sanctuary: Hebrews 9.1–14
Aug. 23, 2015, Closeness to God: Hebrews 4.14–5.10
Aug. 16, 2015, Who, When, What, Why? Hebrews 2.10–18
Aug. 9, 2015, Christ is Defined by Change: Hebrews 1.1–4
May 31, 2015, Choose Love
May 10, 2015, Live Your Easter: Romans 5.1–11
Apr. 12, 2015, Tidal Faith and Discipleship’s Road: Matthew 28.16–20
Apr. 5, 2015, Giving Hope Legs: Matthew 28.1–10
Mar. 22, 2015, Heaven and Hell Together: Matthew 25.31–46
Mar. 15, 2015, On Earth as it is in Heaven: Matthew 25.1–13
Mar. 9, 2015, Priesthood of All Believers
Feb. 22, 2015, Practicing Forgiveness: Matthew 18.15–35
Feb. 8, 2015, Crowd Around Holiness: Matthew 14.13–33
Dec. 24, 2014, Holiness Comes: Christmas 2014
Dec. 14, 2014, Light for God’s Servant: Isaiah 42.1–9
Oct. 17, 2014, Relational, not Relationship
Oct. 1, 2014, Prostitute in the Parking Lot
Sep. 19, 2014, In the Name of Jesus, We Pray
Sep. 19, 2014, Consuming Christ
Sep. 15, 2014, What Faith has Done for Me

Justice
May 6, 2018, What is the Next Right Thing?: Philippians 1.1–18a
Apr. 29, 2018, Equality before God: Acts 17.16–31
Apr. 1, 2018, John 20.1–18: Bury the Cross
Mar. 11, 2018, John 18.28–40: What is Truth?
Feb. 18, 2018, John 11.1–44: The Gospel isn’t Always in the Bible
Jan. 14, 2018, John 2.1–11: Servants of Love Incarnate
Nov. 12, 2017, Amos 1.1–2; 5.14–15, 21–24: River’s Source
Oct. 28, 2017, “Our Public Square,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Oct. 28, 2017, Des Moines Register Op-Ed Piece
Oct. 23, 2017, We are No Jonah
Sep. 10, 2017, Take a Sabbath from Hate: Genesis 1.1–2.4a
Aug. 27, 2017, Give Thanks that We Are Not Complicit: Revelation 21.1–6, 22.1–5
Aug. 13, 2017, God Is Other: Revelation 1.17–20, 4.1–7, 5.1–8, 6.1–8
July 17, 2017, “Your Imagination,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
June 4, 2017, Apocalypse Already: Acts 2.1–21
May 5, 2017, “Real Religious Freedom,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Apr. 30, 2017, Death is not the Goal: Acts 6.1–7.2a, 44–60
Apr. 12, 2017, “Make America…,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Mar. 25, 2017, “Local Priest Urges Community to Practice Hope rather than Hate,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Mar. 19, 2017, Mutuality: Luke 15.1–32
Mar. 1, 2017, “Neighbor to Neighbor,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Feb. 19, 2017, Indecent Love Will Make Us Strong: Luke 7.36–50
Jan. 29, 2017, Attend to One Another: Luke 6.1–16
Nov. 21, 2016, “A Step Backwards, to Hate,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Nov. 20, 2016, Dictators and Christ the King: Isaiah 6.1–8
Nov. 13, 2016, God is Everywhere: The Book of Jonah
Oct. 16, 2016, With Heart and Soul: 1 Samuel 1.9–11, 19–20 and 2.1–10
Oct. 9, 2016, No Fear, No Desperation: Exodus 32.1–14
Oct. 2, 2016, Just in Case: Exodus 12.1–13 and 13.1–8
Aug. 14, 2016, Our Debts: Matthew 6.1–13
Jul. 10, 2016, Our Systems are not Working: Job 3.1–10, 4.1–9, 7.11–21
Jun. 19, 2016, “Feeling the Love After the Hate,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Jun. 15, 2016, Gathering in Response to Orlando
May 15, 2016, What are We Doing Here? Acts 2.1–4 and 1 Corinthians 12.1–13
May 7, 2016, “Housing in Ames,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Apr. 24, 2016, Rebuild the World: Acts 18.1–4 and 1 Corinthians 1.10–18
Mar. 26, 2016, “Are You Eating?,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Feb. 9, 2016, “Dear White Christians,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Dec. 1, 2015, Let’s Go to the Governor’s Office!
Nov. 17, 2015, AMOS and Ames
Nov. 7, 2015, Some People Think I Hate White People
Oct. 18, 2015, Hesed: The Book of Ruth
Jul. 19, 2015, Sandra Bland and the Stormy Sea: John 6.1–21
Jun. 26, 2015, Pick up the Pace
Jun. 24, 2015, See You in Church
Apr. 19, 2015, Peter’s Vision and Violent Visuals: Acts 10.1–17, 34–35
Mar. 12, 2015, #KellyOnMyMind
Jan. 25, 2015, Risk Being a Disciple: Matthew 5.1–11
Dec. 7, 2014, Prejudice and Parades: Esther 1.1–17
Nov. 29, 2014, Advent for Ferguson
Oct. 17, 2014, Baby’s First Hate Mail
Sep. 15, 2014, White Guilt
Sep. 15, 2014, -isms

Pastoring
Mar. 17, 2018, “Why I Left Social Media,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Mar. 1, 2016, “The Iowa Caucus,” editorial in the Ames Tribune
Sep. 1, 2015, Why No Shoes?
Jul. 19, 2015, Politics of Church: Mark 6.30–4, 53–56
May 3, 2015, Letter to Claremont: Romans 1.1–17
Mar. 18, 2015, I Cried
Sep. 21, 2014, The Lord of the Dance wants you to Read Comic Books
Sep. 21, 2015, Reverential
Sep. 15, 2015, Collar up!

The Bible
May 13, 2018, The Words of Our Faith: Philippians 2.1–13
Apr. 23, 2017, Learning and Hospitality: Luke 24.13–35
Jan. 15, 2017, Truth: Luke 4.14–30
Jan. 8, 2017, Faith Is Not So Tidy: Luke 3.1–22
Jan. 1, 2017, No Right Answers: Luke 2.21–38
Dec. 25, 2016, We Are Family: Christmas Day 2016
Dec. 4, 2016, Joel 2.12–13 and 28–29: Peace Hangs on One Word
Sep. 11, 2016, Genesis 2.4b–7, 15–17 and 3.1–8: The Problem of Creation
Aug. 28, 2016, Let God be God and Care for the Needful: Job 42.1–7
Jul. 3, 2016, Loving Job: Job 1.1–22
Apr. 12, 2016, As If: Acts 3.1–10
Jan. 11, 2016, When Jesus Becomes Christ: Mark 2.1–22
Dec. 28, 2015, Poetry: Mark 1.1–20
Nov. 29, 2015, God’s Unending Story: 2 Kings 22.1–10, 23.1–3
Nov. 22, 2015, The Crop Will Thrive: Isaiah 5.1–7, 11.1–5
Nov. 15, 2015, Only God Could Be So Faithful: Hosea 11.1–9
Nov. 8, 2015, A New Revelation: 1 Kings 18.20–39
Oct. 11, 2015, Shootings and the Table: Deuteronomy 5.1–21, 6.4–9
Apr. 26, 2015, How do We Grow the Church?: Psalm 23; John 10.11–18
Jan. 4, 2015, Cases for Christ: Matthew 2.13–23
Oct. 17, 2014, Death with the Big Breasts
Oct. 1, 2015, Blessed Benadryl®
Sep. 19, 2015, Adam and Eve and You and Me
Sep. 15, 2015, The Bible is Hilarious