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Update on A Wolf at the Gate

November 21st, 2014

In February 2014, I raised over $12,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for this book project. The project grew out of a deep desire to teach my son, Jonas, about nonviolence. Jonas, like many little boys and girls, loves to dress [Continue Reading...]

76 Reasonable Questions to Ask about Any Technology

76 Reasonable Questions to Ask about Any Technology

July 31st, 2014

(attributed to Jacques Ellul)


What are its effects on the health of the planet and of the person?
Does it preserve or destroy biodiversity?
Does it preserve or reduce ecosystem integrity?
What are its effe[Continue Reading...]

Stop Looking Down on Homeless People

Stop Looking Down on Homeless People

July 23rd, 2014

This article was written accidentally. After one too many judgmental comments about homeless persons persons experiencing homelessness (I’ve been encouraged by friends to use the term “persons experiencing homelessness” inste[Continue Reading...]

A Call for Support

A Call for Support

July 1st, 2014

Ten years ago, my wife Amy and I started what is now called the Mennonite Worker. We offer guest rooms to the homeless and food to the hungry. We resist oppression as best as we can, sometimes getting arrested as we do so. We[Continue Reading...]

10 books I'd Like to Write

10 books I’d Like to Write

June 5th, 2014

Continuing the flow of my last post (where I offer reflections on publishing), I thought I’d share some book projects I’ve been kicking around.

I’m one of those people who hates being unoriginal. Because of this affliction[Continue Reading...]

Mark Van Steenwyk on the Unkingdom of God