Signposts: Committed to the Scriptures

(Appeared first in March 2012, The Mennonite. Reprinted with permission.) By Ervin Stutzman All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all God’s people may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.—2 Timothy 3:16-17 (TNIV) Studying the Bible is one of the most important things a […]

Signposts on the missional journey

(Appeared first in January 2012, The Mennonite. Reprinted with permission.) By Ervin Stutzman Jesus said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”—Mark 16:15 TNIV At the delegate session in Pittsburgh last summer, André Gingerich Stoner remarked that many Mennonites “love ser­vice, flirt with peace and are allergic to evangelism.” […]

Investing in hope: Encouraged by the Scriptures

(Appeared first in September 2011, The Mennonite. Reprinted with permission.) By Ervin Stutzman For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures we might have hope.—Romans 15:4 (TNNIV) The August issue of The Mennonite was filled with stories about the convention in Pittsburgh. From my […]