A glimpse of what the church could be

This is the fifth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Ron Adams is a pastor at Landisville (Pennsylvania) Mennonite Church.  For the sake of context let me acknowledge at the beginning that I am a white man of a certain age who […]

Hearing God’s call at Women Doing Theology

This is the fourth post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. LeeAndra Fouts is a freelance writer and the office manager at Kern Road Mennonite Church in South Bend, Indiana. She also serves as the communications chair on the board of directors for […]

All Generations Will Call her Blessed

This is the third post in a series featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Leslie Hawthorne Klingler is a communications artist integrating writing, graphic design, and photography to promote causes that improve human health and well being, particularly among the disadvantaged. She has a Master of […]

A beautiful example of Anabaptist faith practice

This is the second post in a series of posts featuring reflections from participants at the 2018 Women Doing Theology conference organized by MC USA’s Women in Leadership. Rachel lives in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with her family and attends Stahl Mennonite Church. Rachel is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher that works with community partners in a variety […]

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Returning to our commitments: MC USA leaders speak out against sexual violence

by Mennonite Church USA staff In 2015, the Delegate Assembly of MC USA passed the Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse. It says: “We lament that sexual abuse exists not only in our society but also within our own homes, congregations and institutions … “When people violate others sexually, the church is called to be a […]

Widening the Circle: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Rhoda Blough is an Everence® Stewardship Consultant who works with congregations and individuals, helping them integrate faith values with finances through a wide variety of Everence stewardship services. She earned a seminary degree from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and will be a presenter at the upcoming Women Doing Theology conference.   I remember vividly a […]

Where you stand affects what you see: Why we need Women Doing Theology

Michael Danner is associate executive director of church vitality and engagement for Mennonite Church USA. I first read A Black Theology of Liberation, by James Cone, in 2013. I was in a seminary class where it was required reading. That book changed how I viewed my own theology. I suspect some of you are suspicious […]

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution

Chantelle Todman Moore is co-founder of unlock Ngenuity a consulting, coaching and therapy business. Chantelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Community Development from Oral Roberts University, a Master of Business Administration in International Economic Development from Eastern University. She is passionate about embracing diversity and difference as a gift, seeking justice as a mandate […]

God is our mother too

Linda Gehman Peachey is a freelance writer living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has an M.Div. from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, and a D.Min. from Lancaster (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband, Titus, as co-director of Peace and Justice Ministries. She […]

Women Doing Theology 2018 call for papers

(Mennonite Church USA) — The planning committee for the third Women Doing Theology conference organized by Mennonite Church USA’s (MC USA) office of Women in Leadership (WIL) announces a call for papers and workshops. “We’re looking for both hour-long, hands-on workshops and 20-minute paper presentations,” said Jenny Castro, coordinator of WIL. “In past years, this […]