Consider the Spirit

May 28, 2023
Acts 2:1-21; Exodus 19:9-11, 14-15a, 16-19

As we consider the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost today, I want to start by traveling back in time – way back for us – and way back […]

God and Country?

May 21, 2023
Psalm 68: 1-10, 32-35; I Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11

I recently completed a four week online class through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. It was called Resisting Christian Nationalism with the gospel of peace. Fifty people in the US, Canada, […]

Life to the Full

April 30, 2023
Psalm 23; John 10:1-10

“Ehhhh wooly wooly!!” “Ehh wooly wooly!!” Eh wooly wooly is the call that used to ring forth from the mouths of shepherds at Shepherd’s Field farm in Philippi West Virginia […]

Why Are You Weeping?

April 09, 2023
John 20:1-18

Christ is Risen, Christ is Risen indeed. Here we are. It’s Easter; we made it through lent – and our journey with questions is not over. In our story today, […]

Nourishing Questions: Who Gets to Belong?

March 19, 2023

Today we continue our Lenten journey of nourishing questions. What is a “nourishing” question? In my imagination, I like to think of questions in connection with the life cycle of […]

Nourishing Questions: What is Living Water?

March 12, 2023
John 4:4-42

We are claiming the questions in this lenten season: Nourishing Questions. Here are some of the questions in this story from John 4: “How is it that you, a Jew, […]

Nourishing Questions and the Reign of God

March 05, 2023
John 3:1-17

Nicodemus comes to Jesus in the night, presumably because he has questions, questions about Jesus, questions for Jesus. He comes under cover of darkness which means these questions unnerve Nicodemus, […]

Nourishing Questions: Curiosity & Discernment

February 26, 2023
Matthew 4:1-11

Today we mark the first Sunday in Lent. Lent being the 40 day period that leads up to Easter Sunday. It is a season that is an echo, or reflection, […]


February 05, 2023
Matthew 5: 13-20; Isaiah 58: 1-12

Two weeks ago, on Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday, we read from the prophet Isaiah, “The people walking in darkness are seeing a brilliant light.”  And here we have light again, […]

Anabaptist Light/Anabaptist Slant: World Anabaptist Fellowship Sunday

January 22, 2023
Matthew 4: 12-23; Isaiah 9:1-4

“Tell all the truth but tell it slant,” Emily Dickinson reminds us. That’s how a good story is told, gradually, with perspective, and context and details that may not be […]