Worshipping in contemporary styles: Popular Musical Idioms in Voices Together

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.   By Anneli Loepp Thiessen   Early on in the process of creating Voices Together, the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee knew that four-part […]

Preaching good news and financial freedom: Aphesis

Beryl Jantzi is director of Stewardship Education for Everence, an agency of Mennonite Church USA.   “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom/aphesis for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, […]

La Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. busca propuestas de seminarios para MennoCon21

English version available here (Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.) — Los planificadores de convenciones están buscando propuestas para los seminarios de equipamiento de MennoCon21, la convención bienal de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU. (MC USA) programada para Cincinnati, Ohio del 6 al 10 de julio del 2021. La fecha límite para presentar propuestas es […]

Practicing presence, so we can do the work

Lisa Renee Sayre is a registered nurse who works in a harm reduction clinic that serves people with substance use disorders. In addition to a nursing license, she holds a Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theology Seminary. Lisa is a member of Pittsburgh Mennonite Church, where she helps in the church garden, serves as […]

A note to people who are white, like me

Hugh Hollowell Jr. is the community pastor at Open Door Mennonite Church in Jackson, Mississippi, where he lives with his wife Renee and two foster children.   I grew up in Mississippi, steeped in sweet tea, white supremacy and the blood of Jesus. And 31 years ago at age 17, I left in search of […]

Mennonite Church USA seeks seminar proposals for MennoCon21

By MC USA staff (Mennonite Church USA) — Convention planners are seeking proposals for equipping seminars at MennoCon21, the Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) biennial convention slated to take place in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 6-10, 2021. The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2020. “The worship experience and equipping seminars are the main reasons […]

The power and privilege in our midst

Hannah Heinzekehr is the Communications Program Director at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She attends Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, Indiana.   I’m sitting down to write this blog post in the midst of a moment in time where racism’s deadly consequences are on full display. […]

Green spiritual direction

Ruben Chupp retired from full-time pastoral ministry after 28 years and now serves as an on-call chaplain at Goshen Health. He offers spiritual direction and works at two local funeral homes, as needed. He attends Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Dunlap, Indiana.   I enjoy sitting on my porch, book in my lap, reading and watching […]

On protesting

J. Denny Weaver is professor emeritus of Religion of Bluffton (Ohio) University where he taught in the Religion Department for thirty-one years. His recent publications are God without Violence, second edition (Cascade Books, 2020) which has a new chapter on nonviolent activism, and additions on Black theology and the Doctrine of Discovery; and Nonviolent Word, […]