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MennoNerds Is Recruiting

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!

MennoNerds Workshops and Seminars

Stella-KC2015-011For those of you attending the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City, a number of MennoNerds, both bloggers and members of our Facebook presence, are leading seminars and workshops at the convention.  Click here to go to the page listing all of them including dates and times.


Juvenile Justice System

Our nation needs to have a serious conversation about the state of our juvenile justice system. Like our broader criminal justice system, it is broken and riddled with racial and class biases. However, unlike our broader criminal justice system, very few people are talking about and illuminating the problems inherent within our juvenile justice system. […]

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True False Prophets

Bill Johnson, Randy Clark and Heidi Baker aren’t false prophets, as some wrongfully claim, but who then are true false prophets? About a month ago I argued in a Youtube video that several charismatic leaders are falsely accused if being false prophets by primarily Christian internet warriors; many of them are even accused of being … Continue reading

Nothing Can Separate       

I’ve been thinking often over the last few days and weeks about the last three verses of the magnificent eight chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Rome:
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,

neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Christian Rhetoric in Understanding Racism

Christianity is filled helpful ways of understanding racism. The way Christians view the world helps us understand our individual roles within a larger system of racial injustice. Yet the Gospel is terribly underutilized as a framework for racial justice and reconciliation.

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Canada’s national religion

The NHL playoffs are upon us! This year, with four of the five Canadian teams not really expected to be in the playoffs and making an exciting run to beat out recent defending champions [LA Kings and Boston Bruins], it has been particularly engaging for many of us. Unfortunately four are playing each other but we know that at least two of the five will make it to the second round! Some people have said that hockey is Canada’s national religion and there is evidence for this: a television altar around which the faithful are gathered to witness the battle of good vs. evil, heroes vs. villains; they wear special clothing indicating allegiances; they consume a special version of bread and wine, i.e. chips and beer; there are prophecies about the outcomes; the psalms of both praise and deprecation are uttered with deep emotion, the playoffs are the high point of the liturgical year… we could go on.

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God’s intervention and control

There’s breaking news and there’s the ticker on the bottom of the screen. There’s, “We interrupt this program to bring you….” and there’s the tiny section that says, “In other news…” The ending of Acts 12 is typically seen as the latter. It doesn’t matter. It’s small. It’s insignificant. Let’s hurry up and get through […]

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Library Haul April 15th Edition

Welcome, welcome friends to this week’s Library Haul post! Before I talk about the books, I need to start with a confession…y’all ready for it to get really real? First off, this week’s haul was made between two separate trips.   I didn’t have time to go by myself like I hoped to become my weekly […]

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A Fashion Show–With a Larger Goal

Harrisonburg’s Green Hummingbird Fair Trade Clothing Store There I was sitting in the first row beside a fashion model’s runway. We’ve all seen the runways on TV or magazines—sparkly lights, photographer flashes going off, models strutting with exaggerated sways down the “catwalk.” What was I doing there? It wasn’t a New York or Paris runway […]

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