Once Round the Barn: Pat-on-the-back Edition

December 12, 2018 | Web First
Will Braun | Senior Writer
Video below: ‘Once Round the Barn’ rides again. Resident ranter Will Braun has some choice words about how Mennonites talk about their generosity.

He’s our resident ranter, our pigpen pundit. Canadian Mennonite writer Will Braun rants around the barn on his southern Manitoba farmyard. This time he’s got opinions on how Mennonites talk about their generosity. (See the video below. Then scroll down more and check out more rants.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video below: ‘Once Round the Barn’ rides again. Resident ranter Will Braun has some choice words about how Mennonites talk about their generosity.

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Will, your rants are worth listening to. I wish all who call themselves Christian had your ‘round the barn’ common sense. Some, sadly, believe that generating hate against those who disagree with them is ‘biblical,’ which apparently ignores the gospels. Hate does cause people with a limited appreciation of Jesus’s presentation of the nature of God, to coalesce their energy and focus on the person or object of their. I wish Christians, especially Anabaptists, would focus on the key message of the gospels, “ love ... God and your (Samaritan) neighbor....

Thank you so much for your "Once Round the Barn" videos. Your thoughtful caring reflections on important current issues are an encouragement as we journey through tough spots that often are messy. Thanks also to your barnyard companions for sharing their wonderful vocals!

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