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Resurrection Has Come!

For Good Friday this year, we held a funeral for Jesus with scripted tributes by “Simon Peter” and “Mary Magdalene” followed by personal tributes from the congregation… 111 more words

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You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou

Five weeks ago, I posted Why Writers Should Stop Blogging, and decided to take my own advice by cutting back on blogging from three times a week to just once or twice. 457 more words

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Lenten Art for Chocolate Lovers Everywhere

On Twitter, the most popular sacrifice for Lent this year is giving up chocolate, so for today I thought I’d post this wall hanging made from [ 110 more words

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Mennonite Woman Responds to Recent Column: "My abusers are my church leaders"

I received a message from a Mennonite reader who follows my column in the local paper. (She faithfully contacts me every time to say thank you for being a voice for those who have none, and to tell me how much it means to be understood.)  She had read the article, in last week’s paper , … 891 more words

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Interrogating an Anabaptist: Matthew Yoder

In my second installment of Interrogating an Anabaptist I will highlight a good Facebook friend of mine named Matthew Yoder. I first ran across Matthew in an unusual manner, it began with some angry Neo-Reformed blogger criticizing Progressive Neo-anabaptism (I can’t recall which blog it was now) and while reading the comments I saw some responses from a guy named “Matthew Yoder”. 2,434 more words


If You Love Movies, You'll Love this Book

Gareth Higgins is a writer, film critic, peace and justice advocate, Wild Goose Festival organizer, and one of the fascinating people I met on my Mennonite Church Canada tour to the UK. 411 more words


Pause: a weekend away

I’m so looking forward to this retreat at the end of May!

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