Asher Witmer

rediscovering Jesus

5 Discoveries from my 2015 Reader Survey

In April, I launched my first ever reader survey. I did it because I wanted to learn who my audience was and how I can better serve you. I’ve enjoyed analyzing the results and thought I’d share with you what I discovered through this experience. More than two hundred and twenty people took the survey, which […]

When You’re Terrified of Your Strengths

Authors Note: This is a guest post by my friend Matthias Miller. Matthias is a professional coach who is passionate about seeing people discover the reason they’re alive and reach their maximum potential. You can check out his website here. Our greatest terror does not always come from facing our weaknesses. It sometimes comes from standing […]

Are You Scared to Share Your Dreams?

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Whether we realize it or not, I think we all have dreams. Some of them […]

Success: the right picture of it and how to get there

When I was in High School, I thought success meant that you make a plan to get something and get it. You want a degree? Map out your school track and start studying. Once you get your degree you’ll be successful. There’s a lot of talk in our culture about knowing what we’re going to do with our […]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned

My week didn’t go as planned. It started with a blown tire Sunday night on our way home from some friend’s house. We let the car sit for the night and I went back to take care of it in the morning. It took two days to get the tire replaced because they had to […]

Resolving Pain is More Important Than You Think

Sometimes it feels that everyone around me is hurting more than I realize. My wife. My siblings. Close friends. Myself. I wonder if my sons already wrestle with pain in their little hearts. Perhaps caused by me. We live in a broken world. I recently saw a headline of a Dad in Los Angeles who […]

The Truth About Being an Outstanding Person

outstanding people

It was the middle of summer, right after the seventh grade and Mom thought I needed work to do. I did. I was bored. And the garage was full of junk so I would be the one to clean it out. There would be payment, of course: a large fries from McDonald’s.

Why I’m Mennonite (and why that’s not the point)

I took a risk in asking some questions last week about Mennonite distinctives. I framed the questions so they would be probing, yet wide-open for any and all to answer. It felt risky, and proved to be so.

There’s no doubt in my mind that this is a pressure point. Call me naïve, but I honestly didn’t realize asking these questions would produce as many fireworks as it did. My intention was not to create an argument or discredit our Anabaptist heritage. It’s just that there are a few things I wanted to share with my generation and felt I had to first ask some (risky) questions.