Category Archives: Mennonite Church USA

What is the Church called to be?

What is the Church called to be? The final interaction between Jesus and his disciples, in Acts 1, I believe, is a likely blueprint of what the Church is called to be. After Jesus rose from the dead, he reappeared … Continue reading

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Reverse Mission? Part 2: Mennocostalism

One of the most salient features of global Christianity is the phenomenon of Pentecostalism. However one defines these categories, it is clear that Charismatic/Pentecostal experiences among non-western immigrants are prevalent, including those who are members of Mennonite Church USA. The … Continue reading

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Up a creek without a paddle? Which Anabaptist stream are you in?

Among many things, the MC USA Convention in Pittsburgh reminded me of the importance of revisiting words that we use in our everyday “Christian” vocabulary: words like missional, global church, and Anabaptism.  In the convention booklet for example, I read … Continue reading

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What if we throw a party and nobody comes? Reflections on Laurelville

I have to admit that I had my doubts that we would be able to reach our capacity of some fifty people for the Laurelville meeting.  For one thing, it was not great timing for youth pastors (many of whom … Continue reading

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