Category Archives: Uncategorized

Kansas City here we come (again)!

This article is adapted from a piece I submitted to the Kansas City Star four years ago, the last time the Mennonite Church USA convention was held in Kansas City. I wish I had a field guide to give Kansas … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Forged anew

This coming Sunday, June 9, we will dedicate a gardening tool (pictured below) for use in our Rainbow garden. It was forged just this past April by RAWtools , using guns donated by Rainbow community members. Click here to read an article … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Pastors in space

My science fiction-loving spouse introduced me to The Expanse, which some people describe as Game of Thrones in space. It’s considered speculative fiction and was first conceived by James S. A. Corey. Essentially it’s about a colonized solar system 200 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Inch by inch, row by row

Happy 10th birthday Rainbow Community Garden! Here are just a few highlights from the past ten years, first in photos/music. Thank you Jesse Graber for the music and thank you Aaron Barnhart for providing the written highlights below.   From … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Good Friday: A symphony of sorrows

“From noon on, darkness came over the whole land…Many women were there, looking on from a distance; they had followed Jesus from Galilee and had provided for him. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Holy Week covering and uncovering

  A Holy Week reflection by Jan Buerge: We had planned it weeks ago.  The grey mesh fabric had been hanging across the color burst graphic for all of the weeks of Lent obscuring the energy and promise of that … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Turning guns into gardening tools

Tonight at Rainbow (April 2 from 6-8 pm), we welcome Shane Claiborne, Mike Martin of RAWtools, and friends.  They are on a speaking tour promoting their book, “Beating Guns: Hope for people who are weary of violence.” I thought I’d … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment