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Meeting in exile

Historic peace churches and the emerging peace church catholic Journal of Religion, Conflict and Peace Volume 1. Issue 1, Fall 2007. First presented as a lecture for Presentation Sisters’ Peace Studies Forum, 23 January 2004, Fargo ND. For the three “historic peace … Continue reading

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You converted to what?

One Mennonite’s journey Commonweal, June 1, 2007 At Pentecost 2004, I made a small yet formidable step in my life of Christian discipleship. Having considered myself a “Catholic Mennonite” for years, I entered into full communion with the Roman Church and became what I think of … Continue reading

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At Peace and Unafraid:
Public Order, Security, and the Wisdom of the Cross

Co-edited with Duane Friesen Many Mennonites are clear about avoiding the violence of war and some types of police activities. Less clear, though, is the extent to which Mennonites should participate in the coercive systems needed for safe, stable and … Continue reading

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Public Order, Security, and the Wisdom of the Cross

In the belly of a paradox

Reflections on the Dubious Service of Reflecting on Service The Conrad Grebel Review 19, no. 4 (Fall 2001). First published in the Journal of Peace and Justice Studies 10:2 (2000) 65-78. Mennonites have had perhaps the most substantial experience of any Protestant tradition … Continue reading

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Faithfulness, temptation and the Deuteronomic juncture

Is Constantinianism the most basic problem for Christian social ethics? Marpeck Lecture, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 5 March 1998 For a fuller development of this lecture, see “Deuteronomic or Constantinian: What is the Most Basic Problem for Christian Social Ethics?” in The Wisdom … Continue reading

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Guy F. Hershberger and Reinhold Niebuhr on Christian love

Will the Real Augustinian Please Stand Up? Conference on “Anabaptists in Conversation: Mennonite and Brethren Interactions with Twentieth-Century Theologies,” 19-21 June 1997.  Young Center for the Study of Anabaptist and Pietist Groups, Elizabethtown (Pa.) College. Agapeism and Hershberger Niebuhr and … Continue reading

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Beyond two- versus one-kingdom theology

Abrahamic community as a Mennonite paradigm for Christian engagement in society by Gerald W. Schlabach Conrad Grebel Review 11 (Fall 1993): 187-210. The Need for a Paradigm Paradigm Shift? Or Paradigm Breakdown? Sifting Through Two- and One-Kingdom Theologies Two-Kingdom Theology: … Continue reading

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