Before you punch a Nazi: A new Anabaptist response to white supremacy

Aug 15, 2017 by

There isn’t much to be surprised by in Charlottesville. There’s much to grieve, but none of it should be a surprise. All the elements of Saturday’s events have been in headlines for months, or years, and...

[read more]

It’s hard to love when they’re trying to hurt you

Jul 17, 2017 by

Most days, I go for a run. About three miles. Lately, I’ve been choosing a route that takes me along a trail that winds through a public park. Recently, my run has been a struggle. Not because of the summer...

[read more]

Youth convention challenged to love enemies

Jul 5, 2017 by , and

ORLANDO, Fla. — A powerful testimony of loving enemies made Mennonite Church USA Youth Convention attendees shed tears and give a standing ovation Wednesday evening. Via live video, John and Michele Sharp of...

[read more]

Showalter: Christianity amid the new nationalisms

Jul 3, 2017 by

Around the globe, nationalism is resurgent to a level not seen since World War II. There are many examples: Brexit in Britain, Narendra Modi in India, Xi Jinping in China, Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines,...

[read more]

Walk the second mile

Jan 30, 2017 by

The 2016 election results have renewed interest in laws to protect religious freedom. Among them are the First Amendment Defense Act and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Their ostensible purpose is to...

[read more]

Love and respect — even when the Trumperor has no clothes

Aug 4, 2016 by

Vice-president Joe Biden recently said of candidate Donald Trump, “This guy doesn’t have a clue about the middle class. Not a clue… He has no clue about what makes America great. Actually, he...

[read more]

Seeing our own stupidity first

May 26, 2014 by

Lately I’ve caught myself ranting about stupidity. Or perhaps some would say I’m being judgmental. I thought: How could Sarah Palin be so stupid? What was she thinking when she said, “If I were in...

[read more]