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Article Published in Plough Quarterly
My readers might be interested to read a piece I wrote for Plough Quarterly. If you’re a subscriber to the print magazine you should find my article in the latest issue; if not, you can access it here: https://www.plough.com/en/topics/faith/anabaptists/baptism-means-leaving-home-to-find-it
Friends and Neighbours Evening 2022
Hello Friends, I hope you are having a joyful and restful Christmas season. I thought I would share the following link with you. Some friends and I have been working on a Hutterite Christmas video, featuring Hutterites from all over. Look forward to an evening of choirs, small groups, solos, instrumental pieces, as well as … Continue reading Friends and Neighbours Evening 2022
Christmas: Joy to the World
And this is the real wonder of Christmas. Simply this: that God has come. God has broken the reign of sin and death. God has liberated us. God is with us in Jesus Christ. Whether we feel it or not, weather we believe it or not, it remains the case: “Joy to the world, the Lord is come.”
Advent: Waiting for God
Scripture points us to another tension that we must live within. On the one hand, we long for the coming day of peace. On the other hand, we are called not to worry, not to be anxious, and not to live in the future. What does it mean to live without worrying when our hopes for the future are crushed? When it does not seem like these messianic promises have any hope of being fulfilled? When our hunger and thirst is left without satisfaction?
Rhetoric and Prayer: Thinking about Technology and Language
“Human beings practice technology [rhetoric], not theology [prayer]”.
Reflection on Current Views on Technology
I wrote the following piece for a course I am taking called Ethical Living in a Technological Society. I was asked to reflect on my current views on technology and tried to do so with as much clarity and self criticism as I could. I thought this piece would be a good edition to the … Continue reading Reflection on Current Views on Technology
The State of Exception and The Apocalypticism of the Kingdom of God
And we pray, not / for new earth or heaven, but to be / quiet in heart, and in eye, / clear. What we need is here.
Musings on Silence
I watched the Martin Scorsese film Silence the other day and had a lot of thoughts. Here they are in rough form. If you haven't seen the movie yet, there are spoilers ahead.
God or Mammon? Hutterites and Creation Ethics
Creation’s praise and humanity’s praise are inextricably interwoven: the central argument of this essay is that it is the human refusal to praise that ruptures creation's praise and is then deaf to its cries for mercy. On the other hand, right human praise can hear, attend to, and join with the praise of creation.