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June 23, 2020

Back-to-the-Land Makes a Comeback

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Cities are struggling today and, in the course of that struggle they are telling a long-standing lie: that they are filled with energy and hope. They aren’t. They are filled with death and hopelessness and they are dying.

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April 17, 2020

What is an Anabaptist?

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In 1525, Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptized each other in the home of Manz’s mother in Zurich, Switzerland. This may not seem a big deal, but their simple act broke a thousand-year union of church and state...

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February 18, 2020

Building the Benedict Option

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In contemporary lingo, you might say the Bruderhof was started by the “Ben-Oppers” of a hundred years ago, who were tired of mere talk and ready to build something new. A small group moved from cosmopolitan Berlin to the middle of nowhere, and what...

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November 26, 2019

In Defense of Dogged Little Outposts

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Marilynne Robinson sure knows how to string words together artfully... I love her phrase “dogged little outpost.” Sometimes Danthonia feels like a dogged little outpost too, especially when we are at the mercy of the elements (as we have been this...

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