The dehumanizing effect of labels

Max Ediger grew up in Oklahoma and lives in Cambodia. He has worked in Asia since 1971. Max writes, “The emphasis of my work has been to find new and creative ways to work for justice and peace (‘justpeace’) from an Asian perspective.” Max’s post originally appeared in PeaceSigns, the magazine of the Peace and Justice […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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, […]

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 […]

Jesus’ counter-cultural community

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of […]

Holding Jesus and the Spirit together

Andre Gingerich Stoner is director of Interchurch Relations for Mennonite Church USA. Some Mennonite historians and others have suggested that ever since the debacle in Munster in 1534 Anabaptists (and their Mennonite descendants) have been skeptical of the Holy Spirit. Prophets who claimed special spiritual insight led Anabaptists to set up a kingdom where polygamy […]

Love is a Verb: Seeing Jesus in the faces of my students

Danielle Miller lives, works and plays in San Antonio, Texas. When not attempting to instill a love of reading and writing to middle school students, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends: swimming to beat the heat, reading together, enjoying the natural world inside and outside of the city, and learning new things […]