Making trouble

Jul 1, 2016 by

During a recent trip to the Netherlands for work, I had the opportunity to stop by the Singelkerk in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it in time for service, but I did experience a fantastic tour by a...

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What being Anabaptist is not

May 11, 2016 by

Over the years, since I personally rediscovered my Anabaptist roots and have spent time exploring and uncovering what it means to be an Anabaptist-minded Christian, I’ve had many conversations with folks...

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Anabaptists and American syncretism

Apr 7, 2016 by

There is, among many Christians, a general fear of this concept of “syncretism,” and in many cases, they would be right. The adoption of pagan and other religious practices into Christian religious...

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All lives DON’T matter — and that’s the problem

Feb 12, 2016 by

As a white person, I’ll tell you something: I feel threatened by the Black Lives Matter movement. There was a time, briefly, when I would have been one of those people who, if I saw the hashtag...

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Abram — a better grace story

Jan 21, 2016 by

One of the heroes of the Christian faith (heck, he’s a hero for Christians, Jews and Muslims, let’s be honest) was Abram. Because I can’t speak as a Jew or Muslim, I can only go from a Christian...

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Welcoming refugees — what choice do we have?

Nov 18, 2015 by

I don’t intend this article to be long. I don’t think it needs to be long. But it might end up being long. Here’s the thing: In reading through the gospels in the Bible, I notice something about what I...

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The winners write history

Oct 25, 2015 by

I was driving my 15-year-old to her orchestra rehearsal last night. It was one of those days where she had like a few hours at home to do her homework before she was off in another direction, so, on the drive,...

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Putting out fires

Oct 20, 2015 by

It was a normal Sunday afternoon… well, normal for me… running a few errands around town for my wife as we were preparing to host some guests. And then I saw the smoke. It was a breezy afternoon, so the...

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I am a bacon lover

Jul 24, 2014 by

I. Love. Bacon. Seriously. Other words I use for it are “meat candy” and “crispy fried yum.” I cannot remember any time in the past when I have not loved bacon. I would say that my brain was hard-wired...

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