Friday, December 07, 2012

Three Strands of Christianity - What I learned from Mennonites

Three Strands of Christianity

(or what I learned from the Mennonites)


Sometimes All is not One

But three

(From Trinity?)


Righteous Old School

Follow the laws or be condemned. 

Be righteous and distinct society or else.

  Give admonition to those unrighteous around you.

Catholic old school.  

Old Mennonite farmers clucking their tongues at short skirts.


Nazarene School

Do unto others.

Judge not.

Be innocent but not stupid

Serve your neighbor.

Just say My Name and you are Mine!

Hippy Jesus freak soup kitchen.

Mennonite Central Committee putting in wells.



Evangelical epistles

All have sinned and fall short,

Condemned and Left Behind at any time. 

Be tiny but loud

With no doubt and little thought

Struggle is failure.

Mennonite missionary modelling monogamy.


The triangle flows from corner to corner

and all are connected,

the emphasis is different. 

Each one says their Way is the only

quote from the others to justify


The diversity lets many in,

each sharp edge turns some away.


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