#MLK50

It was 50 years ago today that the “shot rang out in the Memphis sky,” and Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated. Growing up in the '70s and '80s, I learned about MLK, of course, but growing up in Canada I didn’t learn a lot. And coming of age in the early '90s as a …

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Adult Bible Study Online Supplements

I've not been blogging much here lately, but I have been writing short weekly pieces for MennoMedia's online supplements to their adult Bible study curriculum. That began the first week of December and will go through February 2018. Here are the links to the pieces I've done so far, and I'll keep this updated as …

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Christianity is Far More Radical than You (or I) Think

I like having my family gathered together around the table, eating together, just being together. I like the puns that banter to and fro, the laughter and groans that ensue. I like the spontaneous singing that erupts, or the complex table rhythms that generate from one person's tap-tap-tippety-tap. I like the conversations about life and …

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Why I Do Not Cease Teaching and Writing

I have been teaching the Bible and writing about Christian theology in various ways, in a variety of settings, for over twenty years now. This has mostly been a rewarding task. I love learning new things or discovering new ways of seeing things, and I love seeing the same light bulb turn on for others. …

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MLK and “The Things that Make for Peace”

On December 20, 2015, I preached a sermon at Morden Mennonite Church on "The Things that Make for Peace." I've excerpted some of that sermon already in a previous post, but in honour of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the U.S. I'm posting another excerpt, my conclusion to that sermon. Many of you will …

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“The Things that Make for Peace”

"Peace? Sure, we have peace. Jesus brings us peace with God. But no more war? Not in this world!" I can't tell you how many times I've heard this sentiment. Not necessarily in those exact words, but the idea has been repeated so many times it's become a truism. "Yes, Jesus came to bring peace: …

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