Being “confident enough” to follow Jesus: apologetics, doubt, and the idol of certainty

Those of us who find ourselves in post-conservative/emerging/semi-progressive/Anabaptist circles prefer to make that foundation the person of Jesus Christ. The way in which the Bible is (or isn’t) inspired by the Holy Spirit, then, is a secondary concern. [Read more...]

The past, present, and future of Kurt Willems (Comprehensive Enough???)

What I share below is part of an interview with a local web magazine from where I grew up. I share about my life, passions, and future. I hope you will check it out.  A big thanks to Lorie Lewis Ham for interviewing me… a huge honor! Here’s an excerpt and I encourage you to [Read More...]

The “will of God” is an excuse to not follow Jesus?

HT: Rebecca Kasparek I think that fellow Anabaptist blogger, Drew G.I. Hart makes a great point in his recent article called: The Will of God – More Abstractions so we can avoid following Jesus. He says: People wrestle constantly over whether they are aligned with God’s will’. This is the most sacred of tasks for [Read More...]

My Nonviolent “Tipping Point” – How I Finally Adopted Pacifism

I never liked Anabaptism. In fact, I actively looked for examples of Mennonites that broke away from traditional stances like nonviolence. As a high school student, I can remember taking pride in the church my Grandpa grew up in because a bulletin from the 40’s revealed over twenty young men away fighting in WWII. As [Read More...]


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