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What is Discipleship?

When I was younger, discipleship was a word rarely mentioned, and nonconformity mostly meant dressing differently than society around us. I’ve since discovered a fuller understanding of these two terms that I’d like to share. 1,304 more words


An Anabaptist Response to Gun Violence

There is a gap in Mennonite response to mass shootings. After a  shooting, when secular headlines buzz with gory details and harrowing survivals, Mennonite news outlets often continue posting business-as-usual news. 1,091 more words


Why We Need Reform

The Reformation

In his book Start With Why, Simon Sinek argues that the single most important concept for any company, person, or movement is to know why they do what they do. 1,374 more words


Exegesis: 1 Tim. 6:10(a)

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil – 1 Timothy 6:10a (NIV)

While there has been some debate as to the authorship of 1 Timothy, it is traditionally attributed to the Apostle Paul as a letter to his friend and colleague Timothy. 1,033 more words

The gospel or guns? A Christ-like response to church shootings and how it can change the world

When a tragedy of human violence occurs, what is our general reaction? Revenge? Retaliation? Hatred? Do we seek to follow the teachings of the One we call Lord or do we follow our own convictions in the name of self-protection and the old eye-for-an-eye narrative? 519 more words

10 + 1 reasons to oppose war

Remembrance Day—and, for Anabaptist-Mennonites, Peace Sunday—is once again upon us. It is the season to mourn the loss of human life in war. And the season to commit, once again, to building a culture of peace. 872 more words


Mennonites and Charismatic Renewal (Part 2)

After an all-too-long gap, I’m finally sharing a bit more about my ongoing research into the ways in which North American Anabaptist (such as Mennonites and Brethren in Christ) participated in the charismatic renewal movement. 241 more words

Brethren In Christ History