This “Opinions” section of our website provides a forum for the voices within Mennonite Church USA and related Anabaptist-Mennonite voices. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the official positions of The Mennonite, the board for The Mennonite, Inc., or Mennonite Church USA.

Opinions posts

Essay #5, Jane M. Wood: Our shared mission matters

4.22. 2019 Written By: Jane M. Wood 325 Times read

Photo: Jane M. Wood. Photo provided by Bluffton University. Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our […]

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What is a Pharisee anyway?

4.22. 2019 Written By: Addie Liechty 1,335 read

“What is a Pharisee anyway?” I remember asking myself this question around the campfire at Mennonite summer camp. The question arose after singing this line: “I don’t want to be a Pharisee. I don’t want to be a Pharisee, cause they’re not fair you see. I don’t want to be a Pharisee.” Since that time, […]

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Essay #4, Joseph A. Manickam: Schools as laboratories of the church

4.8. 2019 Written By: Joseph A. Manickam 497 Times read

Photo: Joseph A. Manickam. Photo provided by Hesston College. Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our […]

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Essay #3, Rebecca Stoltzfus: Transformed by the experience of Christ

3.25. 2019 Written By: Rebecca Stoltzfus 654 Times read

Photo: Rebecca Stoltzfus speaks to the Goshen College community June 14, 2017, as she is introduced as the presidential candidate of choice. Photo by Brian Yoder Schlabach/Goshen College. Editor’s note: This is the third article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article […]

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The gospel of Jesus and Paul

3.18. 2019 Written By: Darrin W. Snyder Belousek 1,300 read

Don Blosser asks, “If we let Jesus speak for himself, what would he say?” Blosser goes on to argue that Christians have listened less to Jesus and more to Paul, who preached a gospel at odds with the gospel of Jesus. The church has thus missed much of Jesus’ message. Jesus understood his messianic mission […]

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Essay #2, Sara Wenger Shenk: A living faith

3.11. 2019 Written By: Sara Wenger Shenk 860 Times read

Photo: Sara Wenger Shenk speaks at her inauguration as AMBS president in October 2010 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Photo by J. Tyler Klassen. Editor’s note: This is the second article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each […]

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Presidents of MC USA colleges and seminaries speak to vision of education

2.25. 2019 Written By: Jonathan Gering, Susan Schultz Huxman, Joseph A. Manickam, Sara Wenger Shenk, Rebecca Stoltzfus and Jane Wood 1,353 read

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive […]

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