Jeremiad III

September 18, 2016
Jeremiah 8:17-9:1

We are continuing our month long exploration/slog through Jeremiah. Per the sermon title you will see that we are on Jeremiad III. For those of you unfamiliar with the term […]

Jeremiad II

September 11, 2016
Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; Luke 15:1-10

In case you missed the scintillating sermon last week, I will try to bring you up to date on preachy things here at Hyattsville Mennonite. For the month of September, […]

Jeremiad I

September 04, 2016
Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; Luke 14:25-33

Several weeks ago Michelle and I had a special pastors meeting to plan sermons for September. It is not our usual practice but we decided to try something new. “How […]


August 21, 2016
Jeremiah 1:4-10; Luke 13:10-17; Psalm 71:1-6

I was at the pool the other night with my pool friends. Most of my pool friends do not attend church or synagogue so it always tickles me a just […]

Trails of Tears – the Ethnic Cleansing of Native Americans

August 07, 2016
Deuteronomy 7:1-3; Matthew 28:18-20; Revelation 7:9-10

In this brief summary of the experience of aborigines in North America with European settlers I will focus on three historical incidents.  But note that the history of much of […]

Divine Image, Human Image

July 31, 2016
Psalm 107:1-9; Philippians 2:5-11

“The distinction between the two natures in no way being annulled by their unity, but rather the properties of each nature being preserved and coming together to form one person […]


July 24, 2016
Matthew 25:31-45

Discipleship is a journey, one of spiritual and earthly significance. I did not grow up in the Mennonite church. I grew up in a tradition that views discipleship as something […]

Unas Palabras Acerca de la Salvación

July 17, 2016
Philippians 2:12-16a; John 10:1-10

Talvez la salvación sea el tema mas simple y a la vez mas profundo en el mensaje de Jesús. La invitación de hoy es que lo miremos desde la perspectiva […]

God, Inc.

July 10, 2016
Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Luke 10:25-28

This Icon is entitled: Trinity. Trinity here being a word used to represent the concept of a triune God in Christianity. A God that is Creator, Christ, and Spirit. Three […]

The Nonviolent Sword?

July 03, 2016
Jeremiah 8:18-22; Matthew 10:34-39

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 […]