Blog posts

The anxiety of aging

4.17. 2015 Posted By: Gordon Houser

Noah Baumbach’s new film, While We’re Young, is his most mature (no pun intended) and funny film to date. Each of his films (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg and Frances Ha) combine funny dialogue with the painful drama of relationships. While We’re Young opens with a middle-age couple, Josh (Ben […]

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No more milestones on Facebook

2.24. 2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Libby Ringenberg’s first year of life was chronicled on Facebook. I stopped posting my children’s developmental milestones on Facebook. I come from a large close-knit family, who I never get to see. Imagine my excitement when I realized that Facebook would enable me to keep my family updated on how my first child was growing […]

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Anabaptist Ghosts, Part 1: Social advocacy and confrontation

5.9. 2011 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

In this month’s editorial in The Mennonite, editor Everett Thomas quoted Mennonite Church USA executive director Ervin Stutzman as follows: “The experience of Pink Mennos at Columbus in 2009,” Stutzman said, “introduced a new level of engagement in controversial matters … The techniques of social advocacy and confrontation that we have taught young adults in […]

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Revisiting cynicism

9.14. 2007 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Ten years ago this summer, I was 16 and living in Guatemala city for the summer. My friend and I decided to spend the day walking across the city from our homes in Zona 6 to the CASAS building where we were studying. Along the way we talked about many things. Though at the time […]

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