February 14, 2021

Valentine's Day Unplugged

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Besides being known for chocolate and flowers, February 14 is the day that Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for his telephone – on the same day that Elisha Grey applied for a patent for his telephone (in 1876...

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December 1, 2020

Don't Let Christmas Caroling Die Out

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The festive season is upon us. Of the many ways in which we remember the birth of our Lord, I believe that singing is the merriest and the most communal.

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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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