I’d been studying Roman history, architecture, culture, customs, and geography for the last three years, but I was still completely unprepared for the grandeur of the Colosseum. Continue reading Cathedrals, Castles, and Caves
In an age of political, technological, and social upheaval, Anabaptists are still the “silent in the land.” Why are we so quiet, and why do we not engage freely with those around us? Continue reading Open Hearts: Keeping Loving Spirits in an Age of Distrust
The Stepchildren I had heard the compliments a thousand times. “Your people are so wonderful: hard working, solid families, simple lives, and good pies.” The more they went on, the more my ballooning pride neared its bursting point. Growing up … Continue reading The Reformers and Their Stepchildren
A Portrait of a Mennonite What comes to your mind when you think of the Mennonites? Good cooks? Horse and buggies? Hard working farmers or construction workers? Shrewd business owners? Volleyball? Thrifty penny-pinchers? Modesty? Legalistic pulpit-pounders? A cappella singing? Non-resistant … Continue reading What is a Mennonite?