Grieving with those who grieve

Jul 20, 2017 by

Have you ever felt unsure of what to do as you watched a friend grieve a loved one? My wife recently lost a cousin in a tragic car accident. As I watched the family grieve, I found myself wondering what to...

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If refugees can’t come, we must go to them

Feb 20, 2017 by

I have heard a lot of discussion about the parable of the good Samaritan among Christians debating the crisis and President Donald Trump’s ban. What surprises me as I listen to these conversations is that...

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What this generation of Anabaptists really needs

Sep 26, 2016 by

Christianity is messy. At least in America. We have far too many factions and variations of church — pick which one you like best, and when the going gets rough, pick again. This generation doesn’t need...

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12 symptoms of religious politics

Jun 17, 2016 by

The biggest turnoff to people about the Christian church is the politics that take place when it becomes institutionalized. My generation is especially exhausted by inauthenticity in spiritual leaders and...

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No broken people allowed

Apr 26, 2016 by

How do you handle it when a drug addict wearing a dirty t-shirt and raggedy shoes walks into your church? What’s your response when he has something to say and it goes longer than typical for personal...

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A prayer for my generation

Mar 28, 2016 by

My generation of Anabaptists isn’t just throwing things out. At least I don’t think we are. Every generation has to find their place in life and the grand mosaic of history. The times are different for...

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Before you leave your church

Nov 4, 2015 by

Is it wrong to call it quits on your church? The question comes from the longing I sense in my generation for authenticity and spiritual life, and that it seems we don’t often find that in our churches. When...

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