God’s Scandalous Grace in the Old Testament

  Preston Sprinkle is a guy I respect. As we’ve interacted over the past couple of years, he’s always been graceful (even where we’ve disagreed). Hence, I think he’s chosen a topic he models: grace. Not only so, but he’s a thoughtful scholar and embraces the nonviolence of Jesus (see my review of Fight: a [Read More…]

Changing our Lenses on Crime and Punishment – a restorative justice view

My friend Ben Corey wrote a great set of blogs on our justice system and the connection to theology. His blog, How a Poor Theology of the Cross Created America’s Broken Justice System, frames the discussion well…. read, read, read it! In the following blog post, I want to come alongside the great work that [Read More…]

The Modern Magnificat: stories of women called to ministry

As you are well aware, I am an egalitarian when it comes to gender roles in the church and home. I’ve written about it numerous times. What I want to make you aware of is a great book that has compiled stories of modern women following their calls into the pastorate (and other ministry professions). [Read More…]

Liturgical-Anabaptist-Friendly Resources for Advent & a New Christian Year

As many of you who read my blog already know, I’m an Anabaptist pastor/writer. But, you probably also know that I’m quite liturgical in my spirituality – something not as common among folks from my historical tradition. I’ve reflected on why I consider myself a Liturgical-Anabaptist in the past (start here), but in short this [Read More…]


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