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Entries from September 2010

Faithful witnesses: Alexanderwohl Mennonites

September 27th, 2010 by isaac · No Comments

A month ago I had a chance to visit with a Mennonite community in Goessel, Kansas: Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church. They are a rural community in the middle of farm land—corn and soybeans as far as the eye can see. A couple weeks ago I preached about what I learned from their community about the pilgrimage […]

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Tags: immigration · sermons

The Anabaptist Prison

September 16th, 2010 by isaac · 5 Comments

I’ve been spending time in prison over the past couple years. I put together my inconclusive thoughts about my experience in forming friendships with inmates. The result is an essay that was published earlier this year: “The Anabaptist Prison,” Conrad Grebel Review, vol. 28 no. 1 (Winter 2010). Here’s an excerpt from the beginning of […]

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Tags: church life · current events · published · race & ethnicity · theology

Izuzquiza, Rooted in Jesus: Towards a Radical Ecclesiology

September 12th, 2010 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote a book review that appears in the July 2010 issue of Mennonite Quarterly Review. The book is by a Jesuit from Spain who engages with theologians who are popular in North America: Lindbeck, Milbank, Hauerwas, Yoder, among others. Here’s an excerpt from my review: Izuzquiza is at his best when he offers theological […]

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Tags: published · reading corner

With the Jews

September 8th, 2010 by isaac · No Comments

I spent a week with the Mennonites in San Francisco (First Mennonite Church of San Francisco). There’s a lot to say about their church, but I decided to reflect on the significance of their space of worship. The Mennonites worship in a synagogue, which seems to me to be a profound testimony. Here’s a section […]

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Tags: published · theology