MCUSA Job Opportunity
The Mennonite Church USA communications team is looking to hire a feature writer and social media content manager on a contract basis (30-40 hours per week) between now and August 2015. If you or someone you know might be interested in this role, contact Hannah Heinzekehr for more details (HannahH@MennoniteUSA.org). It would be a super fun and flexible job interviewing and telling stories about awesome things people are doing all across the church.
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 on http://mennonerds.com/becoming-an-author/ and fill out an application.We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Ted Grimsrud—January 25, 2015 [This post is a continuation of the conversation about anarchism that I have started in this blog in months past—the most recent post was “More thinking about an ‘anarchistic’ Christianity” on December 15, 2014. It’s an … Continue reading →
Sunday, millions of people will gather in their living rooms, pubs, bars or restaurants to witness what they believe to be one of the biggest football games of the year. Those who are fortunate to be physically at the stadium in Arizona will root for their favorite team, but most of them will be oblivious to other things that are taking place right beneath their stadium seats.
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Some argue that passages which speak of God hardening human hearts (Jos 11:19-20; Ex 7:3; 10:1; Rom 9:18) demonstrate that God controls everything, including people resistant to this declared intentions. He hardens whomever he wills, … read more
It was every little boys dream. I remember sitting riveted to my television screen, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I suddenly knew what I wanted to do with my life. The year was 1994. I was nine years old and I had just witness the greatest thing ever. I was envious of Preston. He had the […]
[This post is excerpted from this full sermon.] The very first sentence of this story tells us that “the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli.” And this sentence tells us right away how things are supposed to work. Samuel is a boy and Eli is a grown-up. Samuel is serving under Eli. […]
Terrorism has become an unfortunate fact of life in first world countries over the past decade or two. The Twin Towers in the US in 2001, the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings which affected many western tourists, Spain’s train bombings in 2004, the 2005 London transport bombings and now the several recent terrorist actions in France […]
The reaction of many American Christians to the movie of the late Chris Kyle, American Sniper: The Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. History, has been one that should be a major red flag waiving on the Christian landscape in America. While I’ve been talking about the rampant idolatry that has overcome so much of American Christianity, [Read More…]
This article is one of the best defenses for Christian pacifism I have read, written by Pentecostal pastor Eric Gabourel. It was originally posted on the website of his church, Live Oaks Community Church in New Orleans. At the last Passover Seder Jesus told His disciples that if they didn’t have a sword to sell their … Continue reading →
The human brain is created to be infinitely flexible. If a person loses their sight or hearing,
the section of the brain dedicated to that sense is then reused for other
purposes. It takes some time, but any
section of the brain can be tra…
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We frequently get questions about the extent to which the future is composed of actual possibilities rather than settled or determined. Here’s what Greg has to say in response to these questions:
1. We can … read more