Jake Short

Divine Judgment: What Are We Afraid Of?

August 18, 2019
Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80; Hebrews 11:29-12:2
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Judgment. It’s not a word we hear a lot at Hyattsville Mennonite. So often we have felt judged by others for our actions, and therefore we hesitate to pass judgment, often rightfully so. We have been judged in many ways for almost 70 years by other congregations, our regional conference, our denomination, even by the […]

The Nonviolent Sword?

July 03, 2016
Jeremiah 8:18-22; Matthew 10:34-39
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Nonviolence. When I look at this icon, I do not see nonviolence. What I see is a sword, a sword piercing through the very middle of this icon, spilling blood all over the rest of the image. I see violence, and it frightens me. Violence takes many forms, and it plagued much of June this […]

Heirs To The Spirit, Heirs To Freedom

December 28, 2014
Luke 2:22-40; Galatians 4:4-7; Psalm 148
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Good morning. Happy Christmas! ¡Feliz Navidad! Joyeaux Noël! Fröhe Weihnachten! Selamat Hari Natal! I would like to take about 30 seconds and have everyone greet those around them in the spirit of the season. If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the little slideshows floating around, showing off your friends’ 2014 in review. Facebook asked […]

Lest We Forget

August 03, 2014
Genesis 32:22-31; Romans 9:1-5
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This past week saw the start of a war full of unseen consequences, or so was the case 100 years ago. 28 July 1914 saw the first declaration of war, thus beginning the First World War. If you know me, you know I enjoy studying this era of history, and have been on a reading […]