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  • In which I review “Jesus Feminist”: part II

    In which I review “Jesus Feminist”: part II

    I couldn’t narrow my thoughts about this book to one blog post, so this is second of a two-part review of “Jesus Feminist” by Sara Bessey. One of the great things about running a blog is that I get to declare decisions that I would have made, even though I am in no position to […]

  • In which I review “Jesus Feminist” : Part I

    In which I review “Jesus Feminist” : Part I

    I couldn’t narrow my thoughts about this book to one blog post, so this is first of a two-part review of “Jesus Feminist” by Sara Bessey. Sarah Bessey is someone that I follow with a great deal of interest, for a variety of reasons. First, she embodies a lot of the ways I see myself. […]

  • Playmobil Advent – Day Twenty-three

    Playmobil Advent – Day Twenty-three

    Today’s Santa Claus comes from kit #4889 and can be viewed/ordered here. Some would argue that Santa Claus doesn’t belong with the Nativity set. I read a valid point this week that if we put Santa and baby Jesus side by side as equally worthwhile symbols of Christmas, then when children grow older and realize […]

  • Remembrance, Interrupted

    Remembrance, Interrupted

    In hindsight, we probably should have been more prepared for it.  Between the four of us pastors, we had probably over sixty years of public speaking experience.  My more charismatic colleague has had more sermons interrupted than he cares to count  by a prophetic voice.  Our local veteran and our newly arrived veteran can also […]

  • What is wrong with these people?

    What is wrong with these people?

    A week ago yesterday I got back from a trip to South Korea and Thailand. South Korea is a country I’ve lived in already for a few years, but this was my first trip to Thailand, making it the tenth country I have visited. I can without too much difficulty order food and ask for […]

  • New Mennonite Programming

    New Mennonite Programming

    It was recently announced that the DIY network will be airing a new TV show called “Vanilla Ice Goes Amish.” Of course, this comes as a huge disappointment to all those who hoped that reality programming based on the Amish, which is a pretty big segment of the population. It also comes as a huge […]

  • How I Talk to My Little Girls

    How I Talk to My Little Girls

    An article showed up on my Facebook feed a few times a long time ago.  I had a reaction to it at the time, but I figured it would fade away, which it mostly did.  Now I’ve seen the article posted again a few more times and I thought it would be worth spelling out […]