Welcome. You have likely come to this site because you are interested in Anabaptism, John Howard Yoder and/or my own work. But however you came to be here, welcome.
Who am I? And why am I doing this blog? I am professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. I teach contemporary theology, Christian ethics and Anabaptist studies. I have started this blog mostly because of requests by former students. I would like to continue to engage them around current reading and theological matters of mutual interest. I am also aware that there are a few others out there who follow my work; this will also allow me to connect with them.
Probably most who visit this blog will be aware that I am known as a scholar who writes on the theology of John Howard Yoder, the most influential Mennonite theologian ever and one of the most influential Christian ethicists of the last fifty years. I also know the writings of Stanley Hauerwas quite well. I am currently finishing a co-authored book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Beyond that, my interests are quite broad.
I value comments and will read them. Do be aware, however, that I will not often respond to comments. I simply don’t have the time. I will likely only respond when such a response will serve my central purposes in doing this blog.
I look forward to this new venture; we’ll see where it goes.