Category: Essay

To Write or Not to Write

Four reasons to quit writing and why I still do.

When Will We Learn?

When will we ever learn that letting go is not the same thing as giving up? When will we ever learn that our lives are most under control when they are out of our control and in God’s? When will we ever learn that… Continue Reading “When Will We Learn?”

Christ and Communion

Back when I was small
And the black suits were tall,
There were services that went on too long,
First one man would preach
And another would teach
Then the people sang melancholy songs,
While black suits would bear
With quiet, solemn care
Bread and juice up aisle and down.

Yes, I’m Mennonite, and Why That’s Not the Point

This post comes out of a commitment I made to myself shortly after I started this blog. But to understand why, I need to tell you the beginning. I had sought to publish some short articles through Mennonite publications, but the lists of prerequisites… Continue Reading “Yes, I’m Mennonite, and Why That’s Not the Point”

Your Story

“Story” has become some sort of buzzword. You can Instagram your story, at least flickers of the highlights. You can buy a copy of The Story, a version of the Bible sold by Zondervan that tells the “continuing story of God and his people.” As postmodern… Continue Reading “Your Story”