Sermons, Reflections, Thoughts, and Musings.

CMCL Sermon — October 15th, 2017

The following was presented as a reflection on November 6th at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 9:30AM service. Today’s lectionary reading is Exodus 32, verses 1 through 14 – the very beginning of the story, basically up to where Moses manages to convince...

UUCV Sermon — May 28th, 2017

The following was presented as a reflection on May 28th at the Unitarian Universalists of Cumberland Valley 10:30AM service. "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don’t...

CMCL Sermon — November 6th, 2016

The following was presented as a reflection on November 6th at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 8:30AM and 11:00AM services. For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently attending Lancaster Theological Seminary, pursuing a Masters of Divinity. From what I...

CMCL Sermon — August 23rd, 2015

The following was presented as a reflection on August 23rd at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 9:30AM service. The first church I attended regularly was, at least initially, because of Susan. “Insistence” may be a bit strong of a word, but what she extended...

Radio Show: "Revved Up" with Garrett Book

This past Monday (November 10th) I had the honor of being a guest on "Revved Up", a radio show run by the Franklin & Marshall chaplaincy department on their college radio station, 89.1 WFNM. I very much enjoyed my time on the show; in addition, Garrett Book (one of...

CMCL Sermon — May 18th, 2014 — Love Rocks

The following was Susan L. Gascho-Cooke's sermon presented on May 18th at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. This sermon is reproduced here with her permission; I have added the "tweet this" and underlining. Love Rocks Susan Gascho-Cooke May 18, 2014 John 14:1-7...

CMCL Reflections — July 21st, 2013

The following was presented as a reflection on July 21st at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 9:30AM service. So the past week has been a rollercoaster for me, one that started late Saturday night when I found out about the Zimmerman acquittal. I wasn't...

Sidekicks Are The Real Heroes

Well, inspiration didn't strike until very late in the week, so I apologize for the tardiness of this post. Better late than never, though, right? As I've mentioned before, I'm in the process of publishing the First Semester Physics Survival Guide, a lifeline for the...

Crowdfunding Your Project: 9 Things To Keep In Mind

Last Tuesday I had a lot of fun participating on the radio show Aspects of Writing with James Kelly. The topic of conversation turned to crowdfunding for writing projects. However, I thought it might also be good to write out some of what I've learned from using...

Introvert Open For Business

  So I have a confession to make: I'm an introvert. For those of you who know me well, this is probably not a surprise. For others, however, this may be significant news. I'll forgo the usual defense of introversion that normally follows; others have done it better...