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 […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The Reference Council

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog will be […]

Anabaptists and Taxes

Jason Boone is coordinating minister for the Peace and Justice Support Network. I pay my taxes, but I don’t like it. Part of it is I resent the compulsory nature of the whole affair. It’s all DEADLINES and PENALTIES and IRS. They could just ask me nicely for some money to pay for roads, education, […]

No Snakes Here

Sara Mwagura lives in Fargo, North Dakota with her husband and daughter. She is the director of Child Care at North Dakota State University and keeps searching out ways to empower young children on how to combat monsters, play really hard and live abundantly.  “There are no snakes in our house?” my three-year-old daughter asked […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The Reference Council

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog will be […]

Talking about pornography as people of faith

Anna Groff is executive director of Dove’s Nest: Faith Communities Keeping Children and Youth Safe. Anna studied journalism at Goshen (Indiana) College and received a Master of Public Administration from Arizona State University. Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she now lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband and two daughters. She is a member of Shalom Mennonite Fellowship […]

Leaders of the future: Love, take courage, imagine and don’t go it alone

Iris de León-Hartshorn is the director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA. This is the third in a three-part blog series based on a presentation Iris gave on leadership at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in January 2018. In this time of such turmoil in our church and society, I have reflected on what church leaders need to […]

Snapshots into Journey Forward: The Reference Council

Mennonite Church USA is building upon the work of the Future Church Summit at #MennoCon17 in Orlando. A dynamic group of writers has been called together to produce a concise description of MC USA’s shared values and guiding theological foundations. We’re calling this process Journey Forward. Over the next few weeks, the Menno Snapshots blog […]

MDS: Investing gifts and talents to share the love of Christ

Karla Friesen lives in Washington, Iowa, as a stay at home mom and community volunteer. She enjoys baking, hospitality, walking, traveling and spending time with her family. Karla represents Mennonite Church USA on the Mennonite Disaster Service Delegate Board. Mennonite Disaster Service is a living example of people using the God-given gifts with which they […]

On sitting in the mess

Regina Shands Stoltzfus teaches in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies department at Goshen (Indiana) College, where her courses include Race, Class and Ethnic Relations; Personal Violence and Healing; Spiritual Path of the Peacemaker; and Transforming Conflict and Violence. She is co-founder of the Roots of Justice Anti-Oppression Process (formerly the Damascus Road Anti-Racism Process). Regina is a member of […]