In the weeds

Sermon based on Matthew 13:31-33 Every year, there is this giant weed that grows up in my yard.  I don’t know what it is, or what it’s called.  It’s the kind of thing that grows boldly, so at first I think it’s not a weed.  It has a thick stalk, and big elephant ear leaves […]

God in darkness

This sermon is offered with deep appreciation for Barbara Brown Taylor’s newest book, Learning to Walk in the Dark. Sermon based on Genesis 28:10-19a. Preached on July 20, 2014 at Germantown Mennonite Church  When I was a kid, I was really afraid of the dark.  My bedroom was a remodeled attic in my family’s small bungalow […]

A love letter to my congregation

A sermon based on 1 Peter 2: 2-10 (Preached on the morning of my ordination) Before I am ordained by you all today, I think you should know about few things about me. First, I never wanted to be a pastor.  It was never something I even envisioned as a possibility.  I had no role models […]