Love is a Verb: Free to love

Britt Carlson is the pastor of community life and outreach at Portland Mennonite Church. A native Oregonian, Britt holds a bachelor of arts from Seattle Pacific University and a master of divinity from Duke Divinity School. She has served churches in North Carolina, El Salvador, Texas, Seattle and Portland. When not in the office, you […]

Love is a Verb: Loving our enemies

Rod Stafford is the lead pastor of Portland (Oregon) Mennonite Church. He has also served congregations in Lawrence, Kansas and Pasadena, California. When he is not at the church he likes to ride his bikes, watch baseball and do the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle with his wife, Molly. Three Sundays ago these words […]

The rich man and Lazarus and the Doctrine of Discovery

Iris de León-Hartshorn is director of Transformative Peacemaking for Mennonite Church USA.  She preached a sermon at Portland Mennonite Church on August 16, 2015 based on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus found in Luke 16:19-31. This is an adapted version of that sermon.  This parable is set in the book of Luke, which […]

#WeAreMenno: The gifts of friendship, belonging and strangeness

Melissa Florer-Bixler is licensed for ministry in Virginia Mennonite Conference, although she currently serves the people of Duke Memorial UMC in Durham, North Carolina as Minister of Nurture. She parents three small children with her husband, Jacob. They worship as a family at Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship. Melissa is active in a group working to […]