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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!

Between 2 Gods: A Memoir of Abuse in the Mennonite Community

KURT NOTE: What an honor to offer you this excerpt from the new book Between 2 Gods by my friend Trudy Metzger. Read and consider getting her book! ——————————– The mountains rise, tall and majestic, stretching into the skies and gracing the heavens—that place where God dwells. I pause from my play, a young preschooler, [Read More…]

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Unexepected Lessons #FromBostonToLA

We’re finally here! We made it #FromBostontoLA.  It took us eleven days to visit nine cities and deliver three love bombs.  Phew! It’s a month later and I still can’t believe we did it. When TC was offered the associate pastor position at New City Church of Los Angeles, we planned this trip with two […]

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Watershed Vade Mecum: Life Together, Open Call for Writing Submissions

KURT NOTE: This comes from my dear friends at Watershed Church in Kansas City!!!!! Writers, take note! ———————————————— Life is messy. It is full of surprises. Rather than taking the roads less traveled, alone, why not look for a tour guide and dare to ask some friends to join you for the adventure? Inspired by [Read More…]

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If Jesus ran for President would he bake a cake?

It’s the beginning of the presidential “race” in the US, and although I live on the other side of the world, the outcome is important for Aussies. (For a start, if America decides to have another war, odds are Australia might join them. :( ) I have heard that Senator Ted Cruz (about whom I […]

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A Man Overboard

I haven’t posted a lot lately, due in part to the busy-ness of my spring semester and a number of other items on my plate: moving into a new house, working on getting my vegetable garden ready for spring, sorting through potential PhD program acceptance letters and calculating whether we can afford four more years of school for me, presenting a paper at our regional SBL meeting, splitting my time between two part-time jobs (one of which involves ungodly hours), looking for better jobs, and trying—usually failing—in the middle of all this to have some sort of social life.

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Explaining, Expanding, Exploring

Peter’s new perspective on life, ministry, and mission aren’t sitting well with the established religious elite. They demand an answer for Peter’s actions. It also reveals the troubling human condition that we all face: pre-judging things that are new, different, or a perceived threat to the status quo. When God does something new, our initial response […]

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Dad: Remembering Vernon U. Miller

My father died nine years ago March 26. I still remember how I got the call from my sister Pert in the middle of our Sunday morning church service with my phone set on vibrate, and I knew I had to go out to take the call. She ended up leaving me a message before […]

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The lost sheep: The gospel of today’s peace and human rights advocacy

This is a powerful reflection by my adopted sister Regina Mondez. She’s a peacebuilder and human rights advocate in the context of the Communist party of the Philippines and the National Government. This article has a great insight into the oppresses people of the world and the desire of Jesus to reach out to them…

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