Look For The Helpers

August 27, 2017
Exodus 1:8-2:10; Romans 12:1-8

In an attempt to be more gentle and hopeful in the weeks after my experience in Charlottesville, I am re-watching the BBC show Call the Midwife. The series tells the […]

Faith, Hope, Love: A Showdown?

August 20, 2017
Lamentations 3:17-23; Matthew 21:18-22; I Corinthian 13:1-7, 13

Many of you know that after college I took some time to travel. Two of my friends and I set off on a two month tour of art museums and […]

Ears to Listen, Hearts to Hear

July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Last week, I had the opportunity to preach at Scottdale Mennonite Church, another congregation in Allegheny Mennonite Conference. It was a treat to go and experience worship in another AMC […]

The Broken Jug

July 09, 2017
Matthew 18:15-17; Zechariah 7:8-10; Ephesians 4:1-6

For centuries, this text in Matthew has been used as a means of excommunication, of division, of shunning.    In many ways, it’s kind of nice in how straightforward it […]

Sin, Justice, and Grace

July 02, 2017
Romans 6:12-23

Though it has been my nickname for many years, it surprises me to be talking about sin today – “the wages of sin is death.” It is a trope among […]

Living Love is a Verb

June 25, 2017
Deuteronomy 6:4-7; I Corinthians 13:1-7; I John 4:7-8

In a week and a half a group of folks from this congregation will be heading to Orlando, Florida for the 2017 Mennonite Church USA [MCUSA] biennial convention. Every two […]

Harvest, Healing, Hospitality

June 18, 2017
Matthew 9:35-10:15

Sometimes when I read the bible, I am inspired, moved, touched. And other times, I wonder why we are so committed to reading and re-reading this ancient text. We study […]

Family Trees

June 11, 2017
Genesis 1:1—2:4a

I must confess that I live in a house divided. My sweetheart, Ryan, loves Star Wars. She has a Star Wars themed sweatshirt, a mug, a tote bag, a clock, […]

In The Clouds

May 28, 2017
Acts 1: 3-14; I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

Today is a welcome change because it has been a week of clouds – and rain; it feels like we have hardly seen the blue sky at all. Which is, […]

Living Stories

May 21, 2017
Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-21

Once upon a time… Those words got your attention, didn’t they? We humans love stories. And we really love a good story. One that keeps us engaged, is relatable, maybe […]