Prayer transformed

Ruth Yoder Wenger is pastor of North Bronx Mennonite Church in New York City, where she has lived for the past 45 years. Recently retired from 15 years in interfaith disaster, emotional and spiritual care (administration and training), she is happy providing full-time daycare for her first grandchild, born in January. She is a member […]

New hymnals and the politics of Mennonite music

Jason Kauffman is director of Archives and Records Management for Mennonite Church USA. “P.S. Change is not always a sign of growth but could also be a sign of shriveling, death, and decay.” This is how one chorister from Ohio ended his six-page letter to Mary Oyer in 1963. It crossed her desk at Goshen […]

Christian community, conflict and witness

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Holistic Witness and Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA. One of my favorite hymns is in Hymnal a Worship Book number 420 “Heart with loving heart united.” This is a hymn about God’s love, Christian community, and a powerful witness to the world. The hymn was written by Nicolaus […]