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An Anabaptist Does Advent (Annual Repost)

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. Here’s a post from two years ago that introduces the idea of following the seasons of the church year as a way of grounding our lives in the story of Jesus. It reflects my own Canadian experience … Continue reading

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The Bible as Witness to Jesus

This is an excerpt from a post I wrote for Scot McKnight’s Jesus Creed blog back in April. I’ve re-posted it here to coincide with our sermon series: “Hearing God’s Voice: Becoming Better Bible Readers.” The Bible was everywhere in … Continue reading

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What Is the “Narrow Way” of Jesus?

I’ve recently heard a couple of references to the “narrow way” or “narrow gate” of Jesus “that leads to life,” which “only a few find” (Matt 7:13-14; one example here). It’s the kind of statement that we would all like to have … Continue reading

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An Anabaptist Does Advent

I don’t recall talking about Advent in the church in which I grew up, an Anabaptist church with a conservative evangelical bent. Certainly we didn’t mention Lent. And those other church days, with names like “Epiphany” and “Trinity Sunday” and … Continue reading

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Thoughts in My Head: On Being “Mennonite”

Okay, so being “Mennonite” is not as straightforward as it might seem. For some, the word “Mennonite” brings to mind plain dress and beards, head coverings and communal living. For others, it means having a “Mennonite” name like Friesen or … Continue reading

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Passive Pacifists?

There are about a zillion misconceptions out there about Mennonites. These include a whole cluster of wrong—or at least very thin—ideas about pacifism. Some of these thin ideas about pacifism even come from Mennonites themselves. “I’m no pacifist,” I hear … Continue reading

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