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MennoNerds is on the lookout for new Anabaptist-minded bloggers.  We have over 50 blog streams being syndicated on our website right now and we have several affiliates also associated with us.  There are quite a few other folks out there who are writing blogs and thinking good MennoNerdy thinky-thoughts.  We’re especially looking for bloggers who are not your typical white male Anabaptist folks. Click on the link above or click Becoming an Author and fill out an application.We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

John Wimber vs Bill Johnson

There are many who have compared John Wimber and Bill Johnson. And they surely are similar: both are white, middle-aged male pastors from California with confusingly similar names. The main parallel people usually draw is that John Wimber in his time (80s and 90s) was arguably the most influential person in the Western charismatic movement, and … Continue reading

Why are you a Christian?

A few weeks ago, we had a group of Christians in our apartment who are involved in different churches with different background stories. We spent time simply sharing our testimonies, then one followed up by asking everyone why they are a Christian. We got an interesting range of answers: The Power of Grace One was clearly of the more evangelical variety. His answer was that he knows he needs grace to be saved. We all know instinctively we are not perfect. The concept of grace at the centre of Christianity is huge and unique. We aren’t ignoring our imperfections, but our acceptance is not based on being the right kind of person or …

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Cant Use Another Sorry

It is almost inevitable, the apologies. They come after moving talks or convicting presentations. They fall out of the mouths of those struggling with guilt and shame. The memories of jokes and offense, of discrimination and hate, of turning a blind eye or committing to silence are too much bear. The sorries are wrapped up in family histories, tied in a bow of secrets.

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This morning’s Scripture reading in the REJOICE! Devotional booklet was Psalm 118 which reminds us over and over to give thanks to God because God is good and God’s love endures forever.

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Looking at End Times Theology through the Eyes of the Oppressed

Growing up as a Christian in the 90s, I learned to be preoccupied with two things: revival, also known as present day manifestations of the Holy Spirit, and the rapture. The desire for revival across many churches, at least Pentecostal ones, rose to prominence due to what many considered to be an outpouring of the … Continue reading Looking at End Times Theology through the Eyes of the Oppressed

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