Church Rules and the Missing Piece

I did not think I was going to write another post on church rules, but as I read the comments and emails following my simple story, one piece of the whole subject kept scratching at the door of my mind. My story left out important parts of the church rules discussion because I cannot do …

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For Women Who Sacrifice For Their Husband’s Calling

For as long as I can remember, my dad has flown all over the nation with a very full teaching schedule. He loves public speaking, and thrives on the personal interactions along the way. Nothing makes him as expansive and happy as giving a well-done lecture, and meeting lots of people in the process. Mom, …

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Misfit

"Are you going to fit the culture and be small inside, or are you going to be a misfit and unpack the treasure within you?" -Arthur Burk How does a culture grow smallness? American, Mennonite, or otherwise? What's the difference between cultural sensitivity and an unhealthy assimilation into a culture?

Hearing God’s Voice (Part 3 of 7): What is Prophecy?

What do you imagine when you think of a prophet? A rheumy-eyed, wild-haired old man raging while spit dribbles down his long white beard? A preacher smacking his fist into the podium and declaring judgment on sinners? A church brother telling you in no uncertain terms that you are on the wrong track? Someone who …

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