“Nature against Empire”: A Biblical Reality Check on Climate Crisis and Justice

Ched Myers is an activist biblical theologian working with Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries (www.bcm-net.org) in the Ventura River Watershed of southern California. Find his many publications at www.ChedMyers.org.   The realities of climate chaos hit us hard in December 2017 during the Thomas Fire here in Ventura county. California’s largest wildfire on record at the time, it had […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. firma “Declaración de fe sobre la creciente violencia con Irán”

en inglés / English (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. es una de las 35 iglesias y organizaciones con bases en la fe que han firmado una declaración renunciando a “la peligrosa agresión de Estados Unidos hacia Irán, incluyendo el asesinato del general Qasem Soleimani y el despliegue de más tropas […]

Being ‘the first’ and accepted

Glen Guyton, executive director of MC USA, reflects on role, two years after making history By Kayla Berkey (Mennonite Church USA) — “God calls us to strange places in strange ways,” Glen Guyton said in a sermon to Pasadena Mennonite Church on Jacob’s calling from God at Bethel in Genesis 28. He relates this theme […]

Seeing Myself in Zacchaeus

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has an M.Div. from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and a D.Min. from Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. She […]

2020 Mennonite Educators Conference demonstrates the impact of an Anabaptist Mennonite education

By MC USA/MEA staff MENNONITE CHURCH USA/MENNONITE EDUCATION AGENCY – At the 2020 Mennonite Educators Conference (MEC), entitled “Unleashing Curiosity, Igniting Hope,” educational experts, researchers and educators demonstrated the impact that an Anabaptist Mennonite education has on our children, our churches and the broader community. More than 350 Anabaptist Mennonite educators from the United States […]

Three good reasons NOT to get Voices Together (And three bad ones)

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. Sarah Kathleen Johnson is the worship resources editor for Voices Together and the editor of the Voices Together: Worship Leader Edition. Originally from Waterloo, […]

California Mennonite church leaders gather for climate change retreat

By Katerina Friesen This article is shared from Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.   “I’m beginning to wonder, is the gospel that we’ve preached too small?” one of the church leaders pondered at a recent climate retreat called “Who Cares about Climate Change: Pastoral Response to Denial and Despair,” led by Doug Kaufman, director of Pastoral […]