Loving people with the heart of Christ in the heart of Wabash.

Philippians 2:3-5


Monarchy (1 Samuel-2 Kings)

There’s an old story that preachers tell about how the Devil was having a yard sale one day and he was putting all of his tools up for sale. On that date, the tools were laid out. They had prices marked on them for public inspection, and there were a [...]

Doing Laundry with God (Joshua, Judges, Ruth)

On any given Tuesday, if you stop by the Cornell house, what you find will not be something all that remarkable, no sonnets being written or no theological expositions poured over, no invention happening, or any other creative genius for that matter. That’s because Tuesday in the Cornell household is [...]

Rescued (Exodus)

Inspired. It’s the word used in the pages of the Bible to describe itself. But what I hope you will find as we journey through these weeks together is that it’s not just the words on the page that are inspired, but it’s the person behind the words. The Gospel [...]

Called (Genesis 12-50)

This week, when I looked back at the schedule I came up with for these messages many, many months ago and realized that my task this week would be to cover the entirety of Genesis 12-50 in about twenty minutes, I did what our great mother Sarah did—I laughed. Then [...]

Entrusted (Genesis 1-3)

“In the beginning.” These simple words are part of the fabric of the Christian faith. They describe something that astrophysicists and theologians have studied for a long time, how this all began. I spent time this week mulling over these words, and at one point I had to step away [...]

What is the Bible? (Genesis to Revelation)

I hope you all enjoyed the wintery weather as much as I enjoyed seeing it come your way. For the last two weeks, Minnesota too was in a deep freeze and my only consolation was seeing that well, at least Wabash is getting it, too. During the weeklong winter break, [...]


How appropriate it is that we gather here tonight, wrapped in warm candlelight. As the rest of the world gathers around festooned dinner tables, filled with the finest food they can provide, gifts wrapped in bows and ribbons, here we are gathered for another gift, this one wrapped in a [...]

Mixed Tape

There are times when life is so good that you can’t help but sing about it. And that really is why we have such wonderful music at Christmas. Do you have a favorite carol? Is there a certain song or collection of music, holiday or otherwise, that stands in your [...]

Sign Posts

A few weeks ago, I mentioned that on December 26th, Amy and I will pack up our family and hit the road. (Can you tell I’m just a little excited about it?) And if you’ve ever taken a substantial and highly anticipated car trip, you know the two most exciting [...]


As a father now to a little girl, I’m quite certain that there will come a day not long from now when our home will be inundated with Disney Princess paraphernalia. Don’t worry, I am already getting counseling for it now, so I’m ready when the day comes. I am [...]