No, thank you

Asia Frye is a recent AMBS grad, retreat speaker and former youth pastor. She lives Hillsboro, Kansas, with her husband and daughters where they attend First Mennonite Church. Asia likes board games, gives lots of high-fives and thinks she’s funnier than she probably is.   Wednesday evening during Holy Week, the children in our church put […]

The importance of role models

Maribel Ramírez Hinojosa is a clinical psychologist in College Station, Texas. She was born in Nuevo León, México, and immigrated to central California in the 1980s where she and her family joined a Mennonite church. Her Anabaptist upbringing and her training as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist were instrumental in developing her passion […]

Ervin Stutzman

Reflections on unity for MC USA

Ervin Stutzman will end his term as executive director of Mennonite Church USA on April 30. Sometimes I ask myself, was it “worth it” for me to give such a large chunk of my life to the vision of church unity embodied in the group we call MC USA? In 1995, I was dubious about […]

When something goes right

Christine Guth worked as assistant program director for Anabaptist Disabilities Network for 10 years before retiring. This article first appeared in PeaceSigns, the newsletter of the Peace and Justice Support Network, and Opening Doors, the blog of Anabaptist Disabilities Network in response to the 2012 Newtown shooting. In the wake of each shooting rampage, people argue over […]

Lectio Matters: The Needful Thing

Sally Weaver Glick is from Goshen, Indiana, where she is a spiritual director and a pastor at Open Table Mennonite Fellowship. She is a member of the steering group of Mennonite Spiritual Directors Network. In the morning quiet, I am reading Luke 10:38-42, Jesus’ visit with Martha and Mary, lectio divina style. I read slowly, […]

Living in the Here, But Not Yet

Rachel Lesher lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with her husband and daughter. They attend East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Rachel is a graduate of Messiah College and Palmer Seminary of Eastern University. Rachel works as a freelance researcher and a work-at-home mom. She loves coffee, reading and walking around their neighborhood park. I am one of […]

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, […]

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 […]