Book review: ‘In Pursuit of Faithfulness’

Aug 29, 2016 by

In 1957 in Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, communion was only served when a bishop was present. The bread and cup were reserved for church members who were deemed in good standing. This practice of...

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Indiana-Michigan cites Goshen pastor’s ‘variance’ for same-sex ceremony

Apr 22, 2015 by and

Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference has identified a Goshen, Ind., pastor as at variance with its teaching position for officiating a same-sex covenant ceremony. The pastor, Karl Shelly of Assembly Mennonite...

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Peaceful theology, violent acts

Jan 5, 2015 by

This is excerpted from a longer article, “ ‘Defanging the Beast’: Mennonite Responses to John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Abuse,” in the January issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review, based on newly...

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Goshen congregation leaves MC USA

Oct 27, 2014 by

At least 10 congregations have left Mennonite Church USA this year, many as a result of disagreements over LGBT inclusion. Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, in Goshen, Ind., recently added to that number by...

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Indiana pastor’s credentials under review by two conferences

Aug 25, 2014 by and

Two Mennonite Church USA conferences will review the ministerial credentials of Karl Shelly, a pastor at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, Ind., for performing a same-sex marriage ceremony for two members...

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Church leaves Indiana-Michigan

Jun 23, 2014 by and

A Goshen, Ind., area congregation is leaving its conference and may affiliate with churches mostly in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Clinton Frame Mennonite Church has withdrawn from Mennonite Church USA’s...

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