Monthly Archives: September 2011

Called to be Foreigners

I know what it feels like to be a foreigner. I spent my junior year of college as a missionary intern in Ethiopia through Eastern Mennonite Missions. I was constantly reminded of my outsider status whenever I walked around the … Continue reading

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God’s strategy for shalom

Shalom. That’s shorthand for what God intends for the world: well-being and blessing, right relationship in our families, with our neighbors and across national boundaries, deep in our bones a sense of being loved and embraced by the One who … Continue reading

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The Good News of Being Strange

At Toledo Mennonite Church, we are about to embark on a worship series through the Sermon on the Mount that will take us to Advent. In my experience, the Sermon on the Mount is largely viewed in terms of discipleship … Continue reading

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Renewal from the Outside In?

In my last post, I wrote about the need for finding a new Anabaptist narrative. In part, this comes out of the experience that often Mennonites like to reach first for a particular history and particular set of distinctives as … Continue reading

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My (Ana)baptism

I’m an Anabaptist.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not Mennonite, Hutterite, Brethren, or Amish and my name is Rozko for Pete’s sake! But I’m an Anabaptist nonetheless.  I may have been baptized in an Episcopalian church when I was a … Continue reading

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