Trouble I've Seen
Drew G.I. Hart seeks to change the way the church views racism
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Walking culture
Sarah Augustine explores the impact of the Doctrine of Discovery
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Stutzman reappointed as executive director
Mennonite Church USA's Executive Board unanimously reappointed Ervin Stutzman to a third term
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A sign of the times: Houston Mennonite responds to gun laws

Written By: Gordon Houser  
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Photo: The sign outside Houston Mennonite Church. Photo by Gordon Houser.  In late December 2015, Dave Bauchelle, a member of Houston Mennonite Church, put up a sign beside the church building’s front door that prohibits concealed and openly carried handguns. According to Bauchelle, in a Jan. 31 interview, Texas law requires that the letters be […]




Stop! Look! And Listen!

2.5.2016 Posted By: wearemenno 78 Times read

Ron Guengerich recently retired after pastoring at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana, for seven and a half years. In addition to enjoying golf, Ron is a bibliophile, a gardener, and more recently, in his Sabbath (retirement) years, is enjoying cooking and baking. He and Ruth are also enjoying traveling to visit their children and grandchildren […]


Commemorating the Reformation

2.5.2016 Posted By: wearemenno 16 Times read

Andre Gingerich Stoner is the director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog. In early December, I had a chance to spend several days at an annual “ecumenical officers’ retreat” with counterparts from about a dozen denominations. The Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), United Methodists, a […]


Slow-roasted Mayan pork with garlic salsa

2.4.2016 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 88 Times read

The Hungry Hounds is the food blog of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, incoming Country Representatives for Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti. Today marks our new daughter Madeline’s first full week outside the womb, and most aspects of our life have irreversibly changed. Cooking and eating together has been the one constant in this topsy […]


Seven questions with…Gary Jewell

2.4.2016 Posted By: The Mennonite 190 Times read

In an effort to highlight the many Anabaptists engaged in important work and ministry across the country and around the world, we’re starting a new series. Most Thursdays, we’ll publish a seven question interview with a different Anabaptist talking about their life, work, spiritual journey, etc. You can view past interviews here.  Name: Gary Jewell Occupation: District pastor for […]



2.4.2016 Written By: Hayley Brooks 354 Times read

Coming home to our bodies: Trauma and justice

Hayley Brooks is the Kaleidoscope Coordinator for the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests. This piece originally ran on the BMC website.  My senior year of high school, I was talking to a school counselor about an experience I had earlier that year with another classmate. As I finished my explanation, he told me that what […]

Sarah Augustine
1.29.2016 Written By: Sarah Augustine 98 Times read

Walking Culture

I live among the Yakama people in Central Washington State, specifically on a small farm just below the precise place where the sky touches the earth: Toppenish Ridge. The place where I stay is nestled against a series of curved foothills, along the southern edge of the earthen bowl surrounding the Yakima Valley. I am […]

Drew Hart
1.29.2016 Written By: Drew G.I. Hart 567 Times read

Trouble I’ve seen: Changing the way the church views racism

I have a brother who is one year older than me. For much of my young life we shared a bedroom. We often played and fought together. Others have frequently told me that we look alike. I don’t see it, though we certainly have similar complexions and builds. We often played basketball together and had […]

1.28.2016 Written By: Jennifer Castro and the WLP steering committee 436 Times read

Our top 10 songs: The Women in Leadership Project

We’re featuring playlists from different individuals across Mennonite Church USA reflecting on their top 10 most important songs.  This month’s playlist comes from members of The Women in Leadership Project (WLP) steering committee. The WLP is an initiative to name and transform sexism within Mennonite Church USA. The project is guided by Jenny Castro, coordinator, together with the […]

National Archives and Records Administration
1.13.2016 Written By: The Mennonite staff 70 Times read

A Mennonite Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event round-up

Martin Luther King Jr. day is Monday Jan. 18. Many Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries host special events to remember Dr. King’s legacy and start conversations about racism, oppression and more today. If you are near one of these schools, here’s a listing of events that are free and open to the public. And if you’re […]

1.5.2016 Written By: Rachel Bergen 1420 Times read

Taking off the mask

Photo: Erin Wiebe. Photo provided.  This post originally ran on the Canadian Mennonite website and is reposted with permission.  Childhood is all about the endless possibilities, the dreams that will come true if you wish hard enough. Erin Wiebe’s childhood was no different in those ways. She knew if she wished hard enough, the dream […]


2.5.2016 Written By: Stephen Kriss 15 Times read

God Multiplies the Small Things

Stephen Kriss is Director of Leadership Cultivation & Congregational Resourcing at Franconia Conference. This post originally appeared in Franconia Conference Intersectings. I was struck by the powerful words of the songs that we were singing together on Sunday in this former-thrift-store-turned-worship-space packed to nearly overflowing: we are not afraid… we believe… The words were punctuated with […]

2.4.2016 Written By: Stephanie Krehbiel for the Anabaptist Mennonite chapter of SNAP 408 Times read

The church cannot manage sexual abuse by itself

Mennonite Church USA, the Mennonite Education Agency, and the Sexual Abuse Prevention Panel have recently come forward with a statement “extending a broad invitation to any individuals interested in confidentially disclosing if they have been approached or abused by Luke Hartman, formerly of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia.” The statement invites these individuals […]

1.20.2016 Written By: Darrin W. Snyder Belousek 986 Times read

Marriage practice, biblical interpretation and discernment

Darrin W. Snyder Belousek is a member of Salem Mennonite Church in Elida, Ohio. In a time when Western society is rapidly altering its image of marriage and government institutions have legally recognized same-sex marriage, the church is pressed to decide, Shall we follow suit? The church is to discern between the fading form of this […]

1.15.2016 Written By: Gordon Houser 149 Times read

The human face of evil

We are inundated by news of the atrocities of ISIS and other jihadist groups, and many Americans live in an often misguided fear of Muslims. We tend to view these Islamic militants as monsters. Abderrahmane Sissako’s outstanding film Timbuktu paints a different portrait by showing the complex humanity of his characters. This French-Mauritanian film, which came […]

1.11.2016 Written By: Adam Dickson 31 Times read

Iraqi Kurdistan: Waiting for the next bomb to drop

Adam Dickson was a member of a Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation to Iraqi Kurdistan.  Photo: CPTer Mohamed at the village of Zargail. Photo provided.  We’re halfway into our delegation, and I write my Friday night journal entry surrounded by incredible scenery, at the end of a long day traveling to the Qandil Mountains at the borders […]

1.11.2016 Written By: Barbra Graber, Anabaptist Mennonite Chapter of SNAP* 773 Times read

Mennonite Church USA urged to do outreach in school sex case

*The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is the world’s oldest and largest support group for sexual abuse victims and their loved ones. It was founded by victims of Catholic priests in 1988 and now has more than 21,000 members in over 79 countries. SNAP is open to all religious and nonreligious persons who […]