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In the Strangle of Abuse: The Ethical Dilemma of Hero and Crook

This Piece Originally Appeared At: http://www.stateofformation.org/2015/05/in-the-strangle-of-abuse-the-ethical-dilemma-of-hero-and-crook/#comment-174546

Over the past several years, a moral and ethical dilemma has come up: how do we respond to the writings and works of great public heroes who have made significant contributions to their field of study while also realizing that at times these individuals did not exactly live moral lives? 952 more words

Ordination of Women in Ontario

In an earlier post, we noted that the Mennonite Brethren in Christ (now Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada) had women pastoral leaders already in the 1880s. 1,063 more words


My Christian Times Interview on Yoder's Trespasses

Soon after the breaking news of the apology from Mennonite denomination on John Howard Yoder’s trespasses, HK Christian Times conducted an interview with me.  Since the interview has to be cut short due to word count, here’s my full response to all the questions. 865 more words

Social Justice

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For (York and Barringer)

Tripp York and Justin Bronson Barringer, eds.

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions About Christian Nonviolence

Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012… 1,618 more words


"Politics of Jesus" By John H. Yoder

The Politics of Jesus: Vicit Agnus Noster by John Howard Yoder
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In 1972, John Howard Yoder set out, in his Politics of Jesus, to recapitulate a kind of “biblical realism” as an alternative to the reigning theological framework of his day. 1,876 more words

Yoder on faithful living and Marion on faithful seeing

Similarities between the theology of John Howard Yoder and Jean-Luc Marion may not be immediately evident. At the same time, I suspect that Marion’s work will become more helpful to my own theological work if I can tease out some of these similarities and put them into conversation with each other. 598 more words


John Howard Yoder's Sexual Abuse: Asking the Wrong Question

Even though this week a Goshen College student was slapped by Jennifer Lopez, John Howard Yoder is still the biggest Mennonite celebrity we have. While at… 770 more words