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Dynamic Citizens

A Compelling Testimony

In a country torn apart by political turmoil, Christians need to stand up and disrespect and demonize the government. If we are going to create real change this is justified and necessary. 876 more words


Should You Go to Bible School?

My Experience

The snow crunched under my feet as I timidly approached the sprawling building of Elnora Bible Institute. “What on earth am I doing?” Every introverted bone in my body screamed at me that I was crazy to walk into a place where I hardly knew anyone and where I really didn’t know what to expect. 1,123 more words


Nonresistant Love

I was seventeen the first time a friend asked me the question, “So what do Mennonites believe?” In a typical Mennonite response, I checked my way through a list of unique positions that my church holds, one of which is the idea of nonresistance. 939 more words


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


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