Big week here at The Amish Jihadist. We have with us one very special lady. It’s none other than children’s minister extraordinaire (though yet to make the cover of Rolling Stone), Becky Fischer!
I thought about opening with the whole introduction thing, but then I was like, ‘Eh, that’s seems silly. They know who she is.’ (If not, follow this link to her website.)
As you’re well aware, I do not respond to my interviewee’s comments. They stand as is and I leave all responses to you. I hope you know how difficult that is for me. I have a hard enough time trying not to address my imaginary interlocutors, and then I get this interview?! Life’s hard.
Many thanks to Ms Becky for responding to my questions, which is far more than I can say for other people who agree to do my version of Five (or more) Questions and then decide they don’t like the questions. I’m thinking about including a segment called “Unanswered Five Questions” that addresses this very situation. I’ll just post the questions I asked and let you see what certain writers refused to answer. Now that will be fun.
And now . . . Onward Christian soldiers!
Five Questions with Becky Fischer
1) Why is your focus on children? Personally, I find... Read More
I’m finally getting close to finishing a book discussing my time working in a zoo (as well as time spent in various animal sanctuaries and wildlife centers), but I’m in desperate need of a name for the book. My boy, Dudley, has moves, too. I bet he has mad pole-dancing (or, at least, pole-hanging) skills. It addresses numerous issues regarding the place of zoos and sanctuaries as well as the role Christian ethics can play in such conversations... Read More
Catchier than my normal post title, right? A year or so ago, Zak and I created a three page story where Super-Mennonite decides to do stand-up comedy, with his act basically being predicated on ridiculously stupid misogynistic jokes. The real joke is that the bit is dedicated to John Howard Yoder. I thought it was pretty funny because no one was ever really discussing his sexism, so I tried to put it out there in a sense to get folks going, ‘What... Read More
So, the book below just popped into my life (how do things like this just ‘pop’ into my life anyway? Providence? Contingency? Accident? Amazon referrals?) And I my first thought was, “Great. Just great. Not only do I have to worry about assholes trying to convert me to Christianity, now I have to worry about assholes trying to convert me to atheism. Why does everybody gotta be such a @#$%?” It’s a legitimate question. But,... Read More
The lovely people at Slacktivist ran a commentary on this photo (that probably doesn’t require a commentary, but why not?) where I believe the wonderful Mr. Fred Clark gives too much credit to Billy Graham. . . . and all the king’s men… Accusing Franklin of using his father as a political prop (no accusation necessary, it’s true), Clark suggests Billy is uncomfortable there–what, with his stellar track record of non-support... Read More