No One Would Publish This Comic About John Howard Yoder (Doing Stand-Up)

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 the hell?’ Unfortunately,... Read More

Casting a Weak Ballot

[The following was written by guest blogger, Matthew Morin. May it never be said that I do not offer space, on my own forum, for people to critique me. Or, more importantly, that I am above letting other people help me meet my 'quota' for the month.] As a rule of thumb, I try not to disagree with people who graciously offer to share their blog space with me. However, I also try not to employ violent speech—and since I have already broken that rule twice (first by using the... Read More

Yoderians aren’t all sexy beasts . . . some are just beasts

Several years ago I interviewed for a teaching position at a small, private liberal arts university located in the non-mythical Northeast. I didn’t get the job, but who wants to live in the land of ‘Unsweetened Tea’, anyway? Silly Yankees. During my first day of the eight-hour interview process (seriously, interviewing for teaching positions is horrific), a faculty member asked me about some of my research, my publications, and how I understood the role of feminism... Read More

“Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do? Whatcha Gonna Do When Yoder Comes For You?” (Five Questions with Tobias Winright)

Tobias Winright, PhD (University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.  He is the coauthor of After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice as well as the editor of Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment. He is also a former law enforcement officer who was John Howard Yoder’s graduate assistant for two years at Notre Dame. The man clearly knows how to... Read More

Sick Book Reviews

These aren’t really sick book reviews. I’m just not that cool. Rather, these are reviews of books I’ve been reading this past week while I’ve been sick. And since I’m feeling so crappy, these are not even going to be reviews–more like snippets of a review. Kind of a less cool version of what Armstrong is doing over there with his ‘The Five Second Book Review‘ site. So, here you go. Seven very different books I’ve been wading... Read More

Five Questions with Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke University, is an ex-bricklayer, lover of four-letter words, author of the recent memoir Hannah’s Child, and was named “America’s Best Theologian” by Time Magazine in 2001–which proves that the people at Time never actually bothered to read Stanley. Silly journalists. I've always wondered if that was Gabe Kotter in the Mennonite poster he's holding. Hauerwas has published... Read More