A letter to the MC USA Executive Board

Aug 1, 2014 by

Author’s note: I did not write what follows intending it to be an open letter. Given the strong encouragement by a small circle with whom I shared it for feedback, however, I agreed to share it more...

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Two values tested

Jul 21, 2014 by

Within one week this summer, two competing visions of Mennonite Church USA’s future — one with stronger central authority, the other with more local freedom — emerged. First, national leaders extended...

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MC USA won’t recognize Colorado pastor’s licensing

Jul 1, 2014 by and

The Mennonite Church USA national conference will not recognize the licensing of a Colorado pastor in a committed same-sex relationship. MC USA announced the decision July 1 by the Executive Board at its June...

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Ideal or reality?

Jun 9, 2014 by

Confessions of Faith stand in an awkward spot between ideals and realities. They say “we believe” when in fact not everyone believes the same thing. And so the writers of Confessions face a choice: They...

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Japanese Confession adopted

Sep 16, 2013 by and

A conference of Japanese Mennonites recently adopted a formal document defining what they believe collectively. Japan Mennonite Christian Church Conference (Hokkaido) adopted a Confession of Faith during its...

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