Following Jesus: The Best Gun Control Ever!

The Central Valley of California is similar to most of rural America. It’s an area with lots of traditional folks, many who love God and desire to serve Christ in all things. Places like the Valley at times carry the baggage of some sloppy theology, handed down from fundamentalism and the Religious Right. For this [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...]

I’m Mennonite… and Finally Became Anabaptist: Embracing our Mission to Post-Christian America

  I’m a Mennonite. Yes, it’s true.  Mennonite even in the “ethnic” sense.  In fact, I often say that I have more of a family wreath than a family tree because both sides of my lineage link to the Mennonite Brethren from Prussia.  I actually broke the wreath by marrying a Russian Molokan turned evangelical [Read More...]

God’s Chosen People and God’s Chosen Politics?

photo © 2008 uhuru1701 | more info (via: Wylio) Recently, President Obama made some comments about restoring the pre-1967 borders to Israel.  This led to quite an uproar in the Jewish community and in among Zionist Fundamentalist Christian groups.  Much of the alliance that the church in America has had with Israel, comes from the [Read More...]


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