MennoNerd blogger, Joanna Harader, runs another blog that only puts out content during theadvent season. This blog collects writings from many different Anabaptist and Mennonite writers for the advent season and publishes them in a single place. If you are looking for more advent content, check out Advent 2014: Healing & Hope
Also, all the MennoNerds bloggers are writing all sorts of individual articles on Advent. We’re collecting them in one place at MennoNerds Advent 2014
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!
This last week has been a disturbing one for many Australians. A hostage siege in Sydney, that left two hostages and the gunman dead, made a deep impression. Of course other countries have experienced far worse senseless killing and atrocities. This week has also seen the shooting of about 140 people, mostly school children, in […]
No, it’s not. It is a highly sophisticated interlocking block system. That’s the explanation from Will Ferrell’s character in The Lego Movie. His son is messing with the legos and Ferrell is desperately trying to put everything in it’s proper place. He was tired of everyone messing with his stuff. The ultimate point of Ferrell’s character is […]
Our church recently had several small groups go through Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese, a study on evangelism and the problems facing many mainline denominations. One of the fundamental questions of the book is what difference does being a Christian make in my life? At first this question might sound kind of strange. The most […]
Hebron. It is the city where one building, separated by bulletproof glass, is both a mosque and synagogue. Here houses the legendary burial sites of Abraham and Sarah (Tomb of the Patriarchs). Hebron is a city of division. Of violence. Of pain. Of apartheid. Of racism. Of militarism. Of despair. Of settlement. I know this first [Read More…]
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I held a five-month-old Iraqi child in my lap for almost a half hour last night. Any long-distance grandma knows how we ache to hold our own grandchildren, and leap to any opportunity to snuggle another woman’s child or grandchild. The Clothes Closet our church runs was busier than ever, the last time we’d be […]
Why has the church, at times, tortured and murdered people? What motivates killing and persecution “in the name of Jesus” or “for the glory of God”? (See the post from yesterday about how the church has tortured people.) A variety … read more
Timothy McGee is a doctoral student in systematic theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. The Midtown South branch of the NYPD recently tweeted (and promptly took down) an image of Jack Nicholson playing Col. Jessup in A Few … Continue reading →
This, from The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King, page 129. HT to Chris Barna for the sharing this on Facebook. And this, whom the good folks over at By Their Strange Fruit posted on their Facebook stream. The pictures were originally posted here. These two are connected. I am not completely sure I […]
Ted Grimsrud—December 15, 2014 My sense is that the anarchist tradition and its messy diversity, going back to the early 19th century and continuing into the present, offers some interesting resources that might prove useful for peace theology. Right now, … Continue reading →
A few scraps and fragments after a morning spent the morning at the seniors home… A woman sits, staring vacantly at the television in front of her. I look at the TV. It is a road report, outlining the wintry conditions that we might expect on this or that Alberta road. I ponder the abundant ironies and […]