Learn, Pray, Join: Hospitality in the midst of hostility

Charissa Zehr is legislative associate for International Affairs at the MCC U.S. Washington Office. This article was adapted from a previous article on Third Way Café. Last year I had the rare opportunity to visit to visit Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK/North Korea) with several other Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) staff. I was eager […]

Bigger than the memory of ourselves

Chris Hoover Seidel is a spiritual director, Reiki practitioner, and director of Bridge of Hope Harrisonburg-Rockingham. She is a graduate of Lancaster Theological Seminary and attends Community Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she lives with her family. Her work, “Sophia at the Crossroads: Dismantling Patriarchy in the Church through the Biblical Goddess,” was published […]

Women Doing Theology: A Space to discover what is possible

Melissa Florer-Bixler is pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church. She earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Duke University and an Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Melissa is on the steering committee for MC USA’s office of Women in Leadership and the planning committee for the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference.  This week I’ve been […]

Learn, Pray, Join: Peace is possible

Karen Spicher shares life together with Peace Building Community in Namyangju, Korea. Karen’s roles include raising three daughters, homeschooling and serving on the admin team for Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI). She is a member of Grace and Peace Mennonite Church, Namyangju, South Korea.  For some background on tensions in the Korean Peninsula, see […]

Journey Forward: Stay connected, a lesson from our worldwide fellowship

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. After three flights and 26 plus hours of travel, I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Mennonite World Conference (MWC) General Council meeting. MWC consists of over 1.5 million members from 58 countries. The Vision of MWC is as follows: Mennonite World Conference is […]

Learn, Pray, Join: My call to peacemaking in North Korea

Joy Yoon and her family have been working and living in North Korea for over a decade. Their work inside began through humanitarian outreach and social entrepreneurship. Today they focus on treating children with developmental disabilities through a Rehabilitation Center in the capital city. They are among a select few Americans to have lived long-term […]

Seven questions with … Glen Guyton

This post originally appeared on TheMennonite.org. Sheldon C. Good conducted and edited this seven question interview. You can read past seven question interviews online. Name: Glen Guyton Role: Executive director of Mennonite Church USA 1. What is one fun or interesting fact about yourself? I love cooking and comedy. Before I graduated from high school, I had two dreams: […]

Journey Forward: Dim Sum

Glen Guyton in incoming executive director of Mennonite Church USA. A rough translation of the phrase dim sum means “touch the heart.” You may be familiar with the Cantonese style dining process in which an endless variety of little dishes or tins of food are brought out to be shared with friends and family. The […]

Waiting to exhale

Glen Guyton is incoming executive director of Mennonite Church USA. One of the first emails that I received after being named executive director said, “Perhaps you will be one of the persons God will use to help rescue MC USA.” My response was, “One thing I promise you is that I won’t be the one […]

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 […]