Blog posts

Talking about pornography as people of faith

6.7. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

When I was a student at a Mennonite high school, there was a succession of male students who publicly disclosed their past “struggles” with pornography in chapel talks. They usually said that through scripture, prayer and perhaps accountability with other male peers they overcame the temptation to continue to view pornography. As a young woman, […]

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Renewing our commitment to peace

5.21. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against anyone is a terrible thing, but especially troubling when our children […]

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Learn, Pray, Join: At the table with enemies

5.18. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

This blog post is part of Mennonite Church USA’s Korean peninsula: Learn, Pray, Join initiative. I am a child of war refugees, the grandson of internally displaced people. My parents were born near the Korea-China border, at the corner of the northwest Korean peninsula. After more than 35 years of colonization under imperial Japan and […]

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Seven questions with…Glen Guyton

4.30. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Name: Glen Guyton Role: Executive director of Mennonite Church USA, effective May 1 1. What is one fun or interesting fact about yourself? I love cooking and comedy. Before I graduated from high school, I had two dreams: open up a restaurant and do stand up comedy. I don’t think I have fully given up on those […]

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How to support the people of Palestine and their Israeli peace allies

4.26. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

On Good Friday, March 30, tens of thousands of Christian and Muslim Palestinians gathered near the border between Gaza and Israel to nonviolently commemorate Land Day. Palestinians have peacefully observed Land Day since March 30, 1976, when they voiced their opposition to the expanding Israeli theft of ancestral Palestinian lands to build increasing numbers of […]

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We are Mennonite Church USA

4.24. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Glen Guyton will be executive director of Mennonite Church USA effective May 1. One of the first emails I received after being named executive director said, “Perhaps you will be one of the persons God will use to help rescue Mennonite Church USA.” My response was, “One thing I promise you is that I won’t […]

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Thank you, Ervin Stutzman

4.11. 2018 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

Ervin Stutzman’s last day as executive director of Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) is April 30. I would like to thank him for his years of service to the Mennonite church. Professional. I saw Ervin’s imprint on the Mennonite Educators Conference, which met Feb. 1-3 in Leesburg, Virginia. With hundreds of teachers and administrators in […]

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