A Holy Week Reflection: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Catherine Thiel Lee is a chaplain and preacher working at Transitions Hospice and University of North Carolina Hospitals and serving her congregation at Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship. She has an MDiv from Regent College and worked with refugee claimants in Vancouver, BC. She is fascinated and confounded by modern conceptions of power and Hannah Arendt […]

A Holy Week Reflection: Receive and then respond

Seth Thomas Crissman is a licensed minister in Virginia Mennonite Conference. He is a member of The Walking Roots Band, a Harrisonburg, Virginia-based folk band. He and his wife Theresa work for Virginia Mennonite Missions, helping congregations share and receive God’s love in their local neighborhoods through after school Kids Clubs. Seth also teaches special […]

A Holy Week reflection: John 13:21-32

Danilo Sanchez lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania with his wife and two daughters. There he serves as a part-time youth pastor with two Mennonite churches and works part time as the national coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee’s Summer Service program. He studied at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (2013) and Eastern University (2010). In “The Lion, the Witch, […]

The Gathering Live 2018 will focus on encountering God in youth ministry

(Mennonite Church USA) — The Gathering Live 2018 will take place on May 4-6 in Kansas City with the theme “Encountering God: Faith that Matters.” The gathering is for youth ministry leaders and anyone interested in faith formation, including youth ministry teams, pastors, educators, camp workers, sponsors, youth workers and faith formation leaders. “One of our primary tasks as youth ministry […]

Values-based Leadership Program seeks to transform leaders

  By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA/Values-based Leadership Program) — The second in-person session of the 2017-2018 Values-based Leadership Program (VBLP) took place at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center on Feb. 21 – 23. VBLP is a leadership training course rooted in an Anabaptist perspective and designed to support the development of Christian leaders in a […]

A Holy Week Reflection: O, To Be Close to You, is My Desire

Hyacinth Stevens, is co-pastor of King of Glory Tabernacle in the Bronx, New York. She is also a program coordinator for MCC East Coast in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Religion, a Masters of Administration and a Masters of Public Affairs. She serves on Mennonite Women USA board […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The Reference Council

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog will be […]

Anabaptists and Taxes

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network. I pay my taxes, but I don’t like it. Part of it is I resent the compulsory nature of the whole affair. It’s all DEADLINES and PENALTIES and IRS. They could just ask me nicely for some money to pay for roads, education, […]

Se publican los Compromisos renovados para Journey Forward

en inglés / English Por Janie Beck Krieder Traducción: Alex Naula, Cristina Rose Horst (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) – “En este viaje que hacemos juntos, nos comprometemos a: seguir a Jesús, ser testigos de la paz de Dios y experimentar una transformación”, expresa el borrador actualizado de los compromisos centrales para el proceso de […]

No Snakes Here

Sara Mwagura lives in Fargo, North Dakota with her husband and daughter. She is the director of Child Care at North Dakota State University and keeps searching out ways to empower young children on how to combat monsters, play really hard and live abundantly.  “There are no snakes in our house?” my three-year-old daughter asked […]