Rev. John Ballance

Beyond Self-Reliance

This sermon examines the tension between self-reliance, as famously espoused by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and the attributes needed to achieve the goal of the beloved community.


In this service, Rev. John Ballance will draw upon his experience as a chaplain at Allegheny County Jail to reflect on the meaning of resilience even in the midst of the most challenging situations.