ways to sing

Replacing the songs of David Haas

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.   By Katie Graber, Sarah Kathleen Johnson, Anneli Loepp Thiessen   MennoMedia released a statement on Tuesday: in response to credible accusations of sexual […]

The prick of compassion

Melanie Neufeld works alongside her husband Jonathan, seeking justice in the City of Seattle as pastors of Community Ministry at Seattle Mennonite Church.   “May the prick of compassion be the hammer that helps us drive our nails straight” I googled this quote as I wondered where it came from and could not find it […]

“If you pray for peace, why pay for war?”

Following peace prayers with action   Sylvia Shirk has been a Mennonite pastor since 1990. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a district pastor and court interpreter part-time. She enjoys living close to four grandchildren, two daughters and other family members.   Tax Day, April 15, has become one of my favorite […]

The discipline and practice of white caucusing

Tobin Miller Shearer is a history professor and the director of African-American Studies at the University of Montana. He is the co-founder – along with Regina Shands Stoltzfus – of the Damascus Road Anti-Racism Process. His blog is Truth and Grace.   I remember my first white caucus. I felt a palpable tension as I […]

Reflections on protesting and faith

By Frank Scoffield Nellessen and Eric Schnitger This conversation comes from Pacific Southwest Mennonite Conference.   Frank Scoffield Nellessen is a Guatemalan mestizo immigrant learning to decolonize and heal himself and his communities. He and his wife are members of Pasadena Mennonite Church and he works gang prevention in Los Angeles, California. Eric Schnitger is […]

5 reasons why you might want to meet a spiritual director by video call

Dan Schrock pastors at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Indiana, teaches spiritual direction at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, works as a wellness specialist for The Corinthian Plan, and offers spiritual direction to others. His website is www.danschrock.org.   A mere decade ago, it was unusual for people to meet a spiritual director who lived […]

Kita perlu terlibat dalam upaya perdamaian yang lebih mahal

English version available here Diposting pada 1 Juni 2020 Glen Guyton adalah direktur eksekutif Mennonite Church USA.   Ini tidak sering terjadi, tetapi saya kehilangan kata-kata ketika kota-kota di seluruh Amerika Serikat terbakar, dan seperti yang telah saya alami beberapa minggu melihat tubuh hitam dikorbankan atas nama ketertiban dan disiplin. Saya terpecah antara menjadi orang […]

Justice fund, policing, and protesting

Iris de León-Hartshorn is associate executive director for Operations for Mennonite Church USA.   Thus says the Lord: We have heard a cry of panic, of terror, and no peace.   Jeremiah 30:5 (NRSV) This last week has been a very dark time for our country. Deaths are still rising due to COVID-19, deaths continue to […]

Melissa Florer-Bixler

Yang paling berharga dari semuanya

English Version Here   Melissa Florer-Bixler adalah pendeta dari Gereja Raleigh Mennonite. Dia adalah anggota dewan Friends of L’Arche North Carolina, dan melayani di komite pengarah untuk Women in Leadership MC USA. Dia adalah penulis buku Fire By Night.    COVID-19 merayap ke dalam kehidupan kami di musim Prapaskah. Virus itu tiba tanpa diundang ke […]

Mengemban tanggung jawab pembukaan kembali

English Version Here Oleh Glen Guyton, direktur eksekutif, Gereja Mennonite USA Dengan hampir semua negara bagian dalam beberapa fase pembukaan kembali, para pendeta dan pemimpin gereja melihat jika, kapan dan bagaimana untuk kembali ke ibadah umum. Gereja Mennonite USA (MC USA) mengimbau jemaat lokal untuk berkonsultasi dengan para pemimpin konferensi area MC USA mereka. Konferensi […]