Everything that frustrates me about the Anabaptist tradition

Jun 27, 2019 by

My theological leanings don’t define me. Each one of us is God’s creation, the apple of his eye. That’s where I intend to reside. Yet, identifying the framework through which we view Scripture, and...

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Hard to hallow

Apr 24, 2018 by

Richard Beck is a blogger whom I have been reading for quite a while now. He’s a psychology professor and “progressive Christian,” although he seems to have a level of distaste for the term that...

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Should the church have rituals and traditions?

Feb 5, 2018 by

Of those traditions kept by my conservative Mennonite church, a foot-washing ritual was one of the more notable. It is a practice based in the example of Jesus who washed the feet of the disciples and then...

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Slippery slopes don’t always go downhill

May 9, 2016 by

Never underestimate the power of an analogy. And never simply accept it. — James K. A. Smith I am not always the most rational of persons. I’m prone to exaggeration and catastrophizing, so it isn’t...

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Six places time for spiritual practice might be hiding

Jul 23, 2014 by

One of the number one questions I hear when I talk about how to incorporate faith practices into daily life is, “I would love to do that . . . if only we had the time.” My answer is always, “I think you...

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