Historically, most Anabaptists have avoided the political realm. We must decide if our choice to stay out of politics has been convictional, or merely circumstantial. Continue reading Why I Don’t Vote
So where to next? Retirement on the beach somewhere?
“I’d say next is re-fire-ment!” Continue reading Interview with Allen Roth
Could it be that some false teachers are bringing casserole to our carry-in every second Sunday? Continue reading Sheep with Sharp Teeth
At my church, just through the front doors and to the left stands a prominent piece of furniture – the church mailboxes. With row upon row of Eberly’s, Hershberger’s, Miller’s, Yoder’s, and Wenger’s, each wooden compartment hanging with newsletters and … Continue reading Understanding Church: Accountability and Commitment
“[Luther] so altered the landscape of the modern world that much of what we now take for granted may be traced directly to him” Continue reading Book Review: “Martin Luther” by Eric Metaxas
2017, if good for nothing else, began a sexual reckoning – much needed and long overdue. Certainly the likes of Harvey Weinstein and Co. must have been glad to see the year end.
But how many of us – safely away from the scandals – buried our own sexual slavery to pornography and lust a bit deeper? Continue reading Book Review: “Closing the Window: Steps to Living Porn Free” by Tim Chester
For Rome, Christianity was not simply new or unusual, but fundamentally so; dangerously so. In “Destroyer of the gods,” Larry Hurtado reveals the distinctions that set Christianity apart from, and in stark opposition with, the Roman world. Continue reading Destroyer of the gods: Early Christian Distinctiveness in the Roman World
A couple of years ago, I studied at Elnora Bible Institute. Those 8 months of intensely studying the Bible gave my spiritual growth a well-placed kick in the pants and, when I came home, I was excited about seeing God … Continue reading Ministers of the Church
Note to reader: Among Anabaptist circles, discussions about music often cause deep division. Some view the slightest nod to contemporary music as liberal drift; others write off any critique as fuddy-duddy traditionalism. Our desire as a blog is not to … Continue reading Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
Growing up on Dr. Seuss, “The Lorax” always spoke to me. As the story goes, an entrepreneur stumbles upon a beautiful forest. The trees grow fluffy tufts, but he sees something else: money. Soon, he is knitting their tufts into … Continue reading Christians and Environmentalism