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This blog is written for my brothers and sisters at East Petersburg Mennonite Church. However, what I wrote here would apply to any faith community in any type of neighborhood context. All followers of Jesus would do good to learn to neighbor better. We at East Petersburg Mennonite Church describe ourselves a community learning.
Canadiana post #4 I enjoyed a genuinely Canadian moment earlier this evening. I attended an outdoor folk concert in the park by Paul Valdemar Horsdal, more commonly known as Valdy. The guy is pure Canadiana, a quintessential folk artist, and a great entertainer. He sang many of his most well-known and well-loved tunes: Play me […]
I understand that people talk a lot about migration in the United States; Donald Trump has brought up the issue in his presidential campaign and I have seen many Americans on social media and in the commentary section of this blog. They often express severe xenophobia, particularly towards Latin American migrants from Mexico whom they … Continue reading →
Continuing the long saga of Josh Duggar, it appears he has now checked into a long-term treatment facility following the most recent revelations that he had an Ashley Madison account. The following statement was just released by the Duggar family on their official blog: “We are so thankful for the outpouring of love, care and [Read More…]
Below is a sermon I preached back in June at the Academy of Preachers gathering at the American Baptist Churches Mission Summit in Overland Park, KS.
My food of which you know not is hitpoints.
Eat of my flesh, huddled masses around wifi.Cannibalize my soul in two minutes or less.
Let the homeless freezethe black man shotthe female raped’Less you wrap up both problem and solutionIn two minutes or less.
My imagination is horded by Lucas and LeeI know nothing but entertained by the two JohnsFeed it all to me in two minutes or less.
Greg: Thanks for agreeing to this interview Jeremy. Having read your soon-to-be-published book Redeeming Pleasure, I’m really looking forward to its September 15 publication. Okay, to get started, suppose I’m a stranger and we meet in an elevator. I notice … read more
It was probably one of those Internet memes that flits about the ether, and gradually enters the aggregate stream of quotes and pop inspiration that we collectively contribute to and maintain. This one, however, had the ring of truth to it. I don’t know the source, but it was something to the effect of: Be […]
For those of us on a Christian journey that flows in and out of certain categories and labels, there can be a tendency to surround ourselves simply with other Christians who fit a certain label or definition. This could be a good thing, and could be a bad thing, depending on circumstances at the time. There have [Read More…]
It was a recent trend for Christians to pray something similar to, “Lord, let my heart break for the things that break your heart.” It was usually a prayer asking for increased empathy toward the poor, an in…