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A Disembodied Head? Part 11: Unity

20 “I am not praying only on their behalf, but also on behalf of those who believe in me through their testimony, 21 that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe […]

A Dedication

On Sunday night we gathered with family and some close friends to dedicate our 1 year old son Solomon to the Lord. As part of this process, we were asked to write a letter to Solomon expressing our dreams and goals for him, especially as it pertains to his walk with the Lord. Since I […]

The Unity of the Body of Christ?

My friend Rob Martin posted this image at his blog (Abnormal Anabaptist). I think that there are reasons why we may disagree within the Body of Christ, but shouldn’t we be able to join together for the sake of advancing the Kingdom? I do think there is a discussion that could be had about whether […]

An Awesome Reminder

This is an incredible stop-motion video created by some teens from my church, Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ (McBIC). Hope that it serves as a good reminder of where our true worth and identity should come from.

Congrats to a Messiah Alum

Congrats to Alex Lentz on his chance to fulfill his dream of playing professional baseball. Here is a tidbit from the York Dispatch: The York Revolution became a bit more “political” this week. Of the 42 hopefuls who participated in York’s open tryout on Saturday, 24-year-old Alex Lentz is the only one who earned an […]

Less Stuff, More Happiness

After another good message yesterday at McBIC about the freedom of living with less debt, I was reminded of this TED video about being intentional about living with less “stuff”. We easily get caught up in the culture of accumulation. As Christians, we should be leading the fight against this, and leading by example. Graham […]

Missional Communities at McBIC

My home church, McBIC (Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ) has been talking about missional communities in the services the past month or so. This week, our Senior Pastor and one of the other pastors on staff posted this video to talk about what missional communities look like at McBIC and share their vision. I know that […]

A Challenge from Fernando Ortega

Fernando Ortega offers a challenge to worship leaders: write and choose music that says something. He bases his critique on the fact that some pastors tend to instruct worship leaders as if the point of worship is to set the pace, rather than to relate to the theme of the message and scriptures for the […]

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in Central PA

Recently the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team was in New Cumberland, PA to rebuild a home (south of Harrisburg, off Rt. 83). The builder attends Mountain Ridge Church in Dillsburg, and used to attend McBIC, so I know who he is and have interacted with him occasionally, though not for years. The episode was filmed […]

The Joy of a Messy Life

Great post about the messy-ness of the Christian life from my friend Cindy King last week over at The King Zoo and Funny Farm. She was contemplating life as an adoptive mother (in addition to five biological children) in light of the call of Christ to live a life of sacrifice. Here is a recent […]