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Immigration and the law

May 15th, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

I spoke on behalf of the NC Council of Churches at a state legislature meeting in Raleigh. An edited version of what I said is available via Sojourners magazine. An excerpt: No matter what the government legislates, we will continue to practice our Christian faith as our church communities extend hospitality, as we treat foreigners […]

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Tags: current events · immigration · political power

Footwashing on Holy Thursday

April 20th, 2011 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote a couple articles about our Holy Thursday footwashing services last year. They were published this month in the Mennonite magazine. Here’s a passage from one about how footwashing draws us into the intimacy with God and each other: As you bow down like a humble servant, your body learns the movements of Christs […]

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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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Worship in el Pueblo de Dios

June 22nd, 2010 by isaac · No Comments

About a month ago I had the opportunity to spend a week with an Hispanic Mennonite congregation in Dallas, Texas. I wrote up a short piece about my experience. Here’s an excerpt: The Bible study before the Sunday morning worship service of Iglesia Menonita Luz del Evangelio turns into a passionate sermon. A discussion of the […]

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Bodies Matter: a footwashing protest

April 2nd, 2010 by isaac · 3 Comments

For Holy Thursday a bunch of gathered at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Cary, North Carolina, and held a footwashing worship service—we told them we wanted to wash the feet of the people detained inside. If you haven’t heard about these ICE detention centers, that means the federal government is good […]

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Tags: church life · immigration · political power · sermons · theology

cuatro de julio: las caras de america

July 4th, 2006 by isaac · No Comments

It is no exaggeration to claim that throughout much of American history the very idea of American collective identity has been a contested notion, contested not only by words but by force as well. It may be, then, that American political identity lies essentially in its contested character, in the practical denial of metaphysical notions of ‘the […]

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Immigration Marches & Ambivalent Activism

May 1st, 2006 by Jason · 7 Comments

Coding away this afternoon I was interrupted by the rumble of many feet and voices marching just outside my door. I hurried up to the roof of our downtown office and was astounded to see a flood of white shirts, American flags, and brown faces stretching back for as far as I could see (more […]

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Immigration and War

April 7th, 2006 by Jason · 13 Comments

Reading something like this just drives me nuts: The U.S. spent a staggering $783 billion in 2005 on the military. As a result, 42 cents out of every dollar you’re paying in taxes this year is going to the military. Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers) Let me explain why it drives me particularly nuts […]

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Tags: current events · immigration · war