Beyond our Christendom, signs of life

Oct 27, 2014 by

I remember wincing when British Anabaptist Stuart Murray Williams suggested wryly in one of his trips to southeastern Pennsylvania that we had managed to create our own Mennonite Christendom. Murray Williams...

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The news is biased

Sep 15, 2014 by

I’ll start with a confession: There is no such thing as objective reporting. I know this after working around journalism for 20 years. If you and I were to see the same thing occur, we would likely see it...

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Still a place of storm

Aug 4, 2014 by

In July I traveled with a group of four Eastern Mennonite Seminary students to bear witness to Mennonite Central Committee’s ministry of presence in New Orleans, now nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina...

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Who we call matters

Jun 23, 2014 by

I’ve stepped into a new area of responsibility in my role working alongside pastors in Franconia Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA. This role change, which began in November, has to do with...

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Back for graduation

May 12, 2014 by

I’m a product of church schools. Every level of my formal education since age 12 has been within the boundaries of church-related institutions — from a broadly evangelical high school with Mennonite roots,...

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Recovering catholicity

Mar 31, 2014 by

I still remember the words of my tour guide in St. John Lateran in Rome. She referred to our group’s Protestants with loving disdain. She announced, “For the Protestants here, I want you to remember that...

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Shaped locally, connected widely

Feb 17, 2014 by

I attended my first binational conference ministers gathering in December. This meeting happens annually with conference leaders from Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. It’s a closed meeting...

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Now called by name

Jan 6, 2014 by

On the first Sunday of November, our lead pastor was out of town and asked me to lead communion in our Indonesian language worship gathering. We share small wafers and tiny cups of juice monthly as a reminder...

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