Entirely inspired

Mar 23, 2020 by

Bruxy Cavey proposes that moving some words around in a common conservative faith statement (“We believe in the inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God, and his name is Jesus. . . .”) is the bridge...

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Right discrimination

Mar 23, 2020 by

Our culture says it is OK to be gay. This is a lie. The church is being deceived. Our culture no longer believes in a God who gave us universal standards for living. Our culture and our nation are heading for...

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Gospel in context

Mar 23, 2020 by

Contextualization of the gos­pel is a cardinal principle of contemporary missions. It affirms what Anabaptist Christians have called a “hermeneutic of community” — with the additional understanding that...

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Guidelines’ future

Mar 9, 2020 by

The Membership Guidelines Advisory Group says: “While we recognize that MC USA does not have the authority to require conferences and congregations to adopt this policy, we invite them to join in this...

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Fog of marriage understandings

Mar 9, 2020 by

To the Mennonite Church USA Constituency Leaders Council: Around your table, discussion will soon take place concerning the work of the Membership Guidelines Advisory Group. Concerning marriage, some...

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True evangelicalism?

Mar 9, 2020 by

I question some of the assertions Stephen Kriss seems to make in “Claiming a Truer Evangelical Faith” (Feb. 24). I disavow the segment of right-wing evangelicalism that has distorted or abandoned some of...

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Impulsive action

Feb 24, 2020 by

Is not the panel calling for the retirement of the Membership Guidelines encouraging a very dangerous and impulsive action? Scriptures speak often of the seriousness of sexual lust for all manner of people....

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Seeking the truth

Feb 24, 2020 by

In a Jan. 31 letter to the Bethel College community regarding Ted Mueller’s history of abusing students, the Bethel board of directors says, “We will continue to seek the truth about Mueller’s...

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Pray for deliverance

Feb 24, 2020 by

I am pained and bewildered to see fellow Mennonites who are followers of Jesus and also follow Donald Trump. Both Trump and his policies are antithetical to biblical teaching. He has violated each of the Ten...

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A call to prayer

Feb 10, 2020 by

In a time when many of us find ourselves off center in terms of national and international events and in terms of our relationships with our sisters and brothers, I am reminded of the late Walter Wink writing...

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Different gifts

Feb 10, 2020 by

I know Lucinda Kinsinger was making a good spiritual point in her Jan. 27 column, “I Made My Own Wedding Dress,” and good for her that she can sew. But let me come to the defense of those of us who do not...

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Issue was a new low

Feb 10, 2020 by

The Jan. 27 issue reached a new low. The same-sex marriage supported by First Mennonite Church of Champaign-Urbana, Ill., is not a “natural” step of inclusion. Quite the contrary. It is unnatural, against...

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Primaries, presidents, principles

Jan 27, 2020 by

Twelve years ago, I was excited for Barack Obama’s leadership. But he bitterly disappointed me. He deported over 3 million people, more than the previous three presidents combined. He took only token steps...

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The price of war

Jan 27, 2020 by

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California tweeted on Jan. 5, “While Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office, the president is focused on removing terrorists from the face of the earth.” How...

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Bruderhof connection

Jan 27, 2020 by

Thank you for your excellent reporting on the diverse Anabaptist world. What prompts me to write is partly the excellent article on North Korea by Katerina Parsons from the Mennonite Central Committee...

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What do we want?

Jan 27, 2020 by

Did the Mennonites really want Hillary Clinton to win the presidency? Do they really want abortion on demand up to nine months? Do they really want Christians brought to court and bankrupted for standing...

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It’s a celebration

Jan 27, 2020 by

The West Coast Mennonite Relief Sale “Celebration for World Relief” is grateful for the publicity our event name change has produced in MWR. As noted in the Jan. 13 article, 100 percent of our sale...

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Cleaning out the barn

Jan 13, 2020 by

Politics is kind of like manure. If we tell ourselves we can avoid being political, it piles up in our barns, creates a stink and makes the animals sick. Political interactions are a normal part of everything...

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Courageous witness

Jan 13, 2020 by

I commend Christianity Today’s courageous and prophetic editorial concerning President Trump. Franklin Graham challenged Christians to pray, fast and vote. I agree and believe righteousness will rule when...

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Same is good, too

Jan 13, 2020 by

Much of our problem in staying unified as Anabaptists (and as humans) is our unwillingness to embrace both tradition and change. Regarding the Dec. 23 editorial, “Different Is Good,” I could just as easily...

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