Being ‘Good’ Doesn’t Fix Racism

This was published in the Winter 2021 (vol16 no1) issue of Plumb Line, the Elizabethtown College Peace Fellowship Newsletter (p 2-3) under the title “Being ‘Good’ Doesn’t Fix Racism: Why Confronting Racism is Especially Hard for White...

Rockway Mennonite Church Sermon — October 4th, 2020

The following was presented as a shared reflection by my spouse, Susan, and myself in the online service for Rockway Mennonite Church (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) on October 4th, 2020. The sermon references two readings: Daniel 5:1-12,22-30 and these words from...

LTS Chapel Sermon — March 27th, 2019

The following was presented as a reflection on March 27th at the Lancaster Theological Seminary Wednesday Chapel service at 11AM. When I first looked at the preaching schedule, and saw my name by this passage, I said to myself, “Oh, there’s been a huge mistake –...

Historic Salem UCC — April 8th, 2018

The following was presented as a reflection on November 6th at the Historic Salem UCC 10:15AM service. I did not truly know what exhaustion was until I entered my second year of seminary. The academic schedule is grueling: six to seven hours of class-time every week,...

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...