Passive before? Be active now.

Jul 30, 2020 by

My friend and fellow writer Lauren Zimmerman says she’s heard Mennonites express regret for not being more involved in the civil rights movement. That doesn’t surprise me. However, she also said she’s...

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I wear my heart on my sleeve

Dec 9, 2019 by and

When Alisha and I and our son, Asher, moved to Barcelona, many things didn’t make the cut in our attempt to “leave all things behind” and follow Jesus. However, Martyrs Mirror was never on the chopping...

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When Jesus calls a desperate mom a dog

Mar 2, 2016 by

Most Christians I know are uncomfortable with Jesus’ response to the mom in Mark 7:24 – 30. For those who don’t know the story, here it is… Then Jesus left Galilee and went north to the region of Tyre...

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Practicing shalom with a Swiffer

May 5, 2014 by

On Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day this year, my kids did not see me in the illustrious career my father wanted for me, as a lawyer, or even my noble secondary choice of teacher. Instead I took...

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If you want to be subversive follow Jesus through Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014 by

It’s Holy week and Jesus’ journey towards the cross has begun. Many of us have already processed around the church on Palm Sunday, and bought our Easter eggs and hot crossed buns, diverting our...

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