Author Archives: Andrew Zook

About Andrew Zook

Artist dad husband writer progressive post-evangelical emergent Anabaptist graphic designer web designer reader video editor

Spiritual things

Only in the past 5-10 years have I come to an awareness of the gnostic dualism that permeated all of the different stripes of evangelicalism that I grow up in –  from the revivalist Beachy-Amish strain to the contemporary, liberalized Mennonite … Continue reading

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Palestine/Israel: Tears and Blood

Many hearts around the world, including mine, break and sigh under the cloud of violent news coming from Palestine/Israel. Interceding and beseeching God seems to be the only thing to do anymore. The supposed “neutral” arbiters seem more impotent than a dead … Continue reading

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Simplistic thinking + Our fallen nature = Destruction

If you took note of the books I’m currently reading (Listed in the GoodReads widget to the right, under the header), one of those books was the Communist Manifesto. This may cause some consternation among some of you. If you stick with me past this … Continue reading

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Going the second mile for liberals, gays, Muslims, atheists, gun-haters, feminists, animal rightists etc.

I love the circles of mainly christian/evangelical, middle to upper middle class friends, family, work and acquaintances in which God has placed me. These spheres have multiple up-sides. Familiarity, less relational stress, religious/spiritual rapport and encouragement are just a few. But there’s a downside… Especially vexing at … Continue reading

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Too intimate before it’s time…

I remember many years ago listening to Focus on the Family and a discussion of the 12 steps to intimacy.  I’ve wondered about this process as it relates to the Church and its relationship with her suitor, Jesus Christ. Can … Continue reading

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What am I reading now? See the newly added widget.

One of the latest web things I’ve found and really like are online personal book catalogs. Recently I began using LibraryThing for our church library and I’ve started using a similar one called goodreads for my personal use. The great … Continue reading

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I’m tired of…

I’m grateful for the local church family that God has placed me in, and I believe God is using us together in some way despite our shortcomings. But there are times I feel an overwhelming sense of exasperation and disillusionment … Continue reading

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