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Past Staley Lectures: 2000s

2009

A View from the Underside: The Legacy of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Al Staggs, performing artist, Santa Fe, N.M.

Living as an Ordinary Radical

Shane Claiborne, founding partner of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner-city Philadelphia

2008

Shane Hipps, pastor, Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Ariz.

  • The electronic gospel: Why changing the methods always changes the message
  • Electronic nomads: How technology alters the nature of community

2007

Stories from the Street

Jimmy Rienzo, street musician and storyteller

2006

How Otherworldly Fundamentalism Became Political

George M. Marsden, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

2004

Humor and Faith: A Holy Accident

Ted & Lee (Ted Swartz and Lee Eshleman), Harrisonburg, Va.

2003

Drumming for Peace: Rhythmic and Irenic Pedagogy; or, Teaching Peace with a Funky Beat

C. Leo Hartshorn, Mennonite Mission Network, Lancaster, Pa.

2002

A Subversive Holiness, Studies in the Book of Exodus:

James E. Brenneman, pastor, Pasadena (Calif.) Mennonite Church

  • Holy Disobedience: Five Women and a Baby
  • An Exodus to Holiness: Priesthood with a Purpose
  • Holy Obedience: On Not Eating Peanuts in Church

2001

Remember and Do Not Forget: The Sacred Stories of Our Lives

June Alliman Yoder, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind.

2000

What’s in Your Backpack? The Stuff Gathered for Life’s Journey

Chuck Neufeld, Community Mennonite Church, Markham, Ill.

  • Can You Live with It? With What You’ve Gathered, That Is?
  • So You’re Packed, Now What? From Obligation to Privilege!

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