Non-Servant Leadership

I was listening to a podcast by Scot McKnight yesterday about the Bible. I got a lot out of it, and I’ll share the link below. Part of the conversation reminded me of something I haven’t thought of in years, but was a key moment in the life of our church in Ithaca....

Let Me Help Me By Helping You

A little over 15 years ago my colon ruptured. You don’t want any more details than that. Along the way to figuring out what the problem was, which took over 6 months, I had to deal with a number of specialists, all who had a gauntlet of tests that they wanted me to go...

If I Could Start Over…

In early 2009 I began visiting a counselor on a regular basis. I was working a lot…I was usually stressed, and realized I wasn’t excited about the direction things were moving in my life. Working at Vineyard went from being something I loved, to something...

Healing on the Streets

This past summer while our family was in Ireland, one of the most fun things for me was going to some of the Vineyard Churches over there. (Of course, Liz & I also attended a mid-week church service on our honeymoon, so that tells you probably a little bit more...

Serving on the Rise

A news story came out this week reporting that volunteering in America rose dramatically in the past year.  Many expected that the recession would cause people to be less likely to give their time to the cause of their choice, but actually the opposite happened.  In...

Christmas Dinner for 55 Families

For the 3rd year in a row the Ithaca Vineyard is delivering Christmas Dinner to a number of families in the Ithaca/Lansing area! In 2008, we delivered dinners to 40 families.  This year we received enough donations to give ham dinner with all of the trimmings to 55...