A conference minister reflecting on a congregation’s search committee process where a number of potentially good pastors were passed over blurted out to me, “I would like to tell them ‘pastors don’t grow on trees!’” I laughed, but later it got me to thinking of where pastors do grow.
What if a significant number of members of Mennonite Church USA would say we’re sick and tired of being part of a denomination racked by conflict over same-sex issues?
What are ways you are unlearning (passive-)aggression and being re-formed by practices of nonviolence?
For far too long the church has functioned with a “bucket of parts” membership mentality.
Over the past thirty-five years I have served in a pastoral role in four different Mennonite congregations, and in each congregation there has been debate about the validity of same-gender marriage.
The Mennonite Historical Library has received a $12,023 grant to digitize and provide online access to unpublished and informally published works of John Howard Yoder, one of the most prominent theologians of the 20th century.