Flatlander Faith

Apologetics from an Anabaptist perspective


Glad you came by. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the things I write about. Please leave a comment or email me at the address on the Contact Me page.

I am Bob Goodnough. There is no “e” in my last name; it appears that great-great-great-grandfather Ebenezer lost it 250 years ago during the move from Westboro, Massachusetts to Guilford, Vermont. His brother Levi did hang on to that“e” though, making me fifth cousin to the Bob Goodenough who lives in Michigan. That Bob’s wife, Carole, announced in a 1988 family reunion that she had found fifty different spellings of our last name. If you find our name confusing and amusing, that’s OK. We do too.

I was born 76 years ago in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Although I call myself a flatlander I spent the first nine years of my life in the Coteau Hills just south of Old Wives Lake. That area still feels like home to me, but so do most of the other pl;aces I have lived since then. My wife and I have lived in half of the ten provinces of Canada and came home to Saskatchewan in 1998.

We have been members of the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite since February of 1979.  We have one daughter, who was born in Manitoba, grew up in Ontario and wandered somewhat like her parents until she married in 1999.  Now she and her husband, with their four children, live 3 km from us. We live south-west of Saskatoon and are members of the Swanson congregation.

My views on life and faith have been shaped by the things I have experienced and by my interest in history. They seem contrary to those espoused by the popular culture around me, yet I don’t think I am by nature a contrary person and don’t want to call myself a contrarian.

My outlook on life is based on the Bible and the old Anabaptist-Mennonite Christian faith that is solidly founded on the Bible.  I believe this faith is still the safest haven amidst the confused storms and problems of  our day.

11 responses to “About

  1. Scott Sholar July 12, 2012 at 17:52

    Thank you for sharing, and God bless you.

  2. bgoodnough July 13, 2012 at 10:47

    Thank you, Scott, for stopping by and leaving this encouragement.

  3. justinhiebert August 27, 2012 at 06:51

    We have good friends from seminary that live in that area. Thanks for contributing to the conversation. I too think that the Anabaptist tradition has much for today’s society.

  4. bookofmohs August 25, 2013 at 08:11

    Hi, you’re blog is wonderful! I nominated you for the Liebster Award http://bookofmohs.com/2013/08/25/liebster-award/ I look forward to your next posts 🙂

  5. C J Childress October 26, 2013 at 21:57

    Is there a way to contact you (email?) and ask you a few questions about your church?

    Thank you so much.

    • C J Childress October 26, 2013 at 22:09

      Boy, that was fast! Thank you. It is late here where I live so I won’t email tonight. But please expect one very soon. 🙂

      God bless you & your wife and good night.


      • Ajewole Adebiyi Wemimo Christiana April 20, 2014 at 18:24

        Papa Bob, you are 70 and still a good blogger! the joy of the Lord is your strength good work Sir.

  6. scriptordeus July 31, 2014 at 14:48

    Good to meet a fellow blogger from the next province west! I am in Manitoba. Drop in for a visit!

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