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The problem of knowing what to do with our confessions

When we confess our redemption through Jesus Christ we commit ourselves to a concrete social embodiment of the gospel. Nonconformity is therefore the hallmark of the Christian faith – although nonconformity must be carefully distinguished from non-participation. 382 more words


Spark Your Spiritual Gifts Women's Retreat

We’ve been having gorgeous summer weather for some time now, but in our household whatever the weather, summer doesn’t really start until Gary’s finished with his college end-of-year meetings. 319 more words


An Open (And Very Personal) Letter to the Mennonite Church USA

Columbus, Ohio

June 21, 2015

Dear Friends:

There are two things I need to say to the Mennonite Church USA. The first is “Thank you.” The second is “I’m sorry.” 847 more words


Get the Best Free Anabaptist Christian Resources at CommonWord

Last week I made a quick trip to Winnipeg for Future Directions Task Force meetings where I stayed on campus at Canadian Mennonite University, so of course I needed to visit the new… 471 more words

Church And Ministry

How To Spark Your Creativity: Cover Reveal

Last October, we finally had a title for Spark: Igniting Your God-Given Creativityand since then, I

  • finished the manuscript,
  • reviewed it with Mennonite Women USA and Mennonite Women Canada who commissioned the project,
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Spiritual Practice

Mother's Day Revisited and How God is Like Your Mom

Yesterday as part of our Mother’s Day service, our Worship Connect kids read their own litany on how their moms remind them of God. Like God, their moms persevere and never give up; they give them food, shelter, and love; they fill them with good things so they could “taste and see that the Lord is good” ( 887 more words


22 Time-Tested Ways to Love Your Pastor

At last count, My 22 Best Practices in 22 Years of Pastoral Ministry has been shared 412 times on Facebook alone, which is a record for my modest little blog. 1,335 more words