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Saying We Are Who We Are: Part 180 of Innumerable on GLBT Inclusion and the Mennonite Church

Okay, it’s not a total 180. Nor is the headline from Mennonite World Review, “MC USA Council Endorses Unity Statement,” exactly accurate. “Unity” is hardly the statement. 958 more words

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Sex, Sanctions, and Overstepping Orthodoxy: Part 800 of Infinity on GLBTQ Conversations in the Mennonite Church

I can’t go on vacation for six days without missing a firestorm in the ongoing GLBTQ debates. In Part 800 of this series, it’s time to look at the… 718 more words

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State of the Mennonite Union: Pastors Week Recap

Most of us live day-to-day in the microcosm of one local church community. For the last four days, I’ve  tasted of the macro-North American church, trading good and bad news at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s annual… 1,303 more words

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So, You're a Church Elder…Now What? A Review of Church Elders by Jeramie Rinne

I pastor a smaller, traditional Baptist church. We have a single pastor/elder, 2 (soon to be 3) deacons, and a board of trustees. This makes pastoral leadership a little bit of a lonely place. 537 more words

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