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Everybody's Favorite Anabaptist Hero

This post was first published on July 2015. I haven’t changed it much.

I have this idea to do a superhero comic strip called The Adventures of MennoMan and GodGirl where the intrepid heroes embody all our gender and cultural stereotypes, have their own issues at home but nonetheless go out every now and then to save the world from its spiritual ruin. 818 more words

The Drunken Mennonite

The Sword

We have been united as follows concerning the sword. The sword is an ordering of God outside the perfection of Christ. It punishes and kills the wicked and guards and protects the good.

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World History from a Mennonite Perspective

This post was published first in February, 2015.

Every people has its own way of viewing the past. British punsters recently came up with a world history timeline replete with… 1,374 more words

The Drunken Mennonite

The “sectarian” Thomas Merton (part 2)

In the previous post, I noted that Thomas Merton said the monastic life

has a certain prophetic character about it . . . in the sense that is a living witness to the freedom of the sons of God and to the essential difference between that freedom and the spirit of the world. 608 more words


The “sectarian” Thomas Merton (part 1)

This is going to be a long topic, so I’m dividing it into two posts. It’s also going to be somewhat theological; don’t say I didn’t warn you. 697 more words


“Sectarian” vs. “catholic”

Throughout their history, Mennonites have generally been what sociologists of religion call “sectarian”—not in the sense of a wacko cult, but in the sense of seeing ourselves as set apart from the world. 504 more words