Category: Family Life


Piggy Love: Tales of My Dad

Another Way for week of February 8, 2019 Piggy Love: Tales of My Dad My father would have celebrated his 102 birthday this week. He died in 2006. I ran across a treasured photo of Dad recently, where he was showing one of his darling piglets to my two oldest daughters. (Our third wasn’t born […]

Before the Parade Passes By

Another Way for week of February 1, 2019 – Before the Parade Passes By The news that Carol Channing died last month brought to my mind seeing her wonderful performance in “Hello Dolly” which I enjoyed with several colleagues in New York City around 1979 or 80. When she came down a sweeping stairway onto […]

Panel: Church and Academia (Part 2)

Four MennoNerds gathered in a panel to discuss the relationship between the Church and academia, just in time for back-to-school season. In this part 2, they focus on questions around Christian educational institutions.
Note that we had a lot of technical difficulties with this one. We’ve done what we can with editing, but a few things might stand out, like:

Katelin introduces herself and then disappears for half an hour (mic problems)
Deborah doesn’t quite seem to be part of the conversation, with nobody really acknowledging her points (they didn’t know them, again because of mic problems; she recorded again later to be inserted in the right spots)
The video for the main recording is out of sync with the audio (seems to be happening with any Google Hangout on Air edited in Adobe Premiere CS6)
Drew and Sam cut out and missed their sign-off opportunity, although Sam did record one to be added after the fact. Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

Vlog 18: Children and Racial Reconciliation

In this sequence of the podcast, there are initially two different topics that eventually come together in the final vlog:

Raising children in the Church, including questions such as behaviour in worship gatherings and how to encourage healthy friendships
Racial reconciliation, including why it is so necessary and learning from examples in South Africa

Participants in this round included:

William Loewen
Steve Kimes
Micael Grenholm
Curtis Snell
Ebony Adedayo
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Interview: Mark Van Steenwyk

Paul Walker of the MennoNerds network interviews fellow MennoNerd Mark Van Steenwyk about his new book, A Wolf at the Gate. The original unedited version of the conversation is available below, and we’ll update to an edited version within the next day or two for YouTube and the podcast feeds. I think it’s also fair to say this is one of the nerdiest of MennoNerds podcasts.
A Wolf at the Gate is an imaginative retelling of the legend of Saint Francis and the Wolf. A middle grade chapter book with twenty starkly beautiful illustrations, it explores what it means to be a peacemaker in the midst of violence and how to restore a healthy relationship with creation. It was one of Kirkus Reviews Best books of 2015 and is a finalist in Forward Reviews IndieFab Awards. Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

Vlog 14: Next Generation Stories

Will poses a question to the vloggers: what stories from the Bible would you prioritize passing on to the next generation of the Church?

William Loewen
Robert Martin (with some friends)
Deborah-Ruth Ferber

This topic was a short one as it was started around the same time as the communion topic, creating 2 parallel conversations before eventually the communion topic won out. Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS

Interview: Natalie Frisk

Tonight, Osheta Moore of the MennoNerds network interviewed Natalie Frisk. Natalie Frisk is the Curriculum Developer for kids and youth teaching at The Meeting House – a multi-site church near Toronto, Canada. She also curates The Parent Blog Natalie has served in various roles at The Meeting House over the past 8+ years, primarily in youth ministry. She is married to Sam, mom to Erin (4), and foster mom to Cassidy (17).
The Meeting House parent blog
The Meeting House YouTube – Kids and Youth teaching playlist
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Natalie on Twitter
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