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!
For 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.
Ted Grimsrud—May 26, 2015 The question of how to understand the peaceable message of Jesus in relation to less than peaceable pictures of God in the Bible and in the Christian tradition has challenged ethically concerned people of faith almost … Continue reading →
On a daily basis I interact with readers who come from nearly every location on the faith continuum. Many are either disenchanted, burned out, or aren’t quite sure where they are headed anymore. Yet, most seem to still be fascinated with this person called Jesus. My advice for everyone, regardless of the particular place you may [Read More…]
Jesus repeatedly taught that following him meant that one had to be willing to “pick up their cross daily and follow [him]” (Lk 9:23; 14:27). Picking up our cross is the centerpiece of following Jesus because this was the centerpiece … read more
I just finished watching up to the end of season 4 of Game of Thrones. It is purely coincidence that I caught up to there right after it drew a lot of controversy for a rape scene in this past week’s episode. I haven’t seen the episode, and won’t until it’s on…
“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. […]
One of the least controversial things you could say is that lesbians and gays are created in the image of God. Bisexuals, transgender, cisgender, heterosexual, celibate, queer-identifying, single and married persons are all images of God. It’s even true that I, despite much evidence to the contrary, have the divine image within me. You could […]
What does it mean to confess that “God is love” and that we are called to “live in love” (Eph. 5:2)? One of the more common ways of understanding God’s love has its roots in the teachings of Augustine. … read more
It’s impossible, of course. The whole story of the Bible actually takes the whole Bible. Sixteen cherry-picked verses–no matter how carefully chosen–just can’t communicate the richness, beauty, and depth of the biblical message. And yet to convey the overarching narrative… Read More ›
This post originally appeared on the blog of UMC Collegiate Ministry:There is a great tradition of student- and youth-led activism in the United States. But we are often tempted to romanticize bygone eras, thinking today’s efforts are la…
O the deep, deep love of Jesus, vast, unmeasured, boundless, free! – hymn by Samuel Trevor FrancisWe had a gathering of new faces here at the old farmhouse Saturday. Vans packed with kids started pulling in at six o’clock and little people unload…