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Good God

“Welcome home honey, how was your evening?” I asked my wife after she returned home from a work engagement recently. “It was good”, she replied. “And you?” “Oh, me” I cautiously ventured. “It was filled with existential angst as usual. … Continue reading

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A Poem

There’s something intoxicating watching the sun set over a dozen amish farms wending my way along the asphalt gray somehow enchanted ribbon of road. Home.

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Embers and Ice

Today is Ash Wednesday. If the week was unfolding according to my plans, I would have preached a sermon on idolatry this past Sunday, using the text from Exodus that describes the fashioning of a golden calf. We would have … Continue reading

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A donkey, not a warhorse

The scriptures I wrote this column on (in the March 17, 2014 issue of “Mennonite World Review”) are Zechariah 9:9 and Matthew 21:1-11. Zechariah offers good news for a people at war. Their deliverer has come! His feet have trod … Continue reading

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Jesus, priest and king

The following is my second column, published in the March 3, 2014 issue of Mennonite World Review. It’s based on Psalm 110:1-4, Acts 2:22-24, 29-32, and Revelation 5:6-13 I remember the first time I experienced the dark underbelly of democratic process. … Continue reading

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Evicting Death

Our church owns a house, and in that house there lives a truly awesome tenant whom we love and appreciate and want to keep happy. Yesterday this tenant came into the church office and broke some bad news. Over the weekend, … Continue reading

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Desperate Times

 Desperate Times  “There was a rich man”. We hear that phrase and there’s nothing real special about it, right? We might think Jesus is just describing an ordinary man who happens to be “rich.” There is nothing particularly noteworthy, in our minds, … Continue reading

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