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Preach It, Sister!

“You’re the first woman to preach in this church,” said the lead pastor who had invited me to speak. “But I’m not going to say anything about that when I introduce you. 778 more words

Scripture

The Practice of Silent Prayer

As part of the children’s time one Sunday morning, I said, “Sometimes when we pray in church, we use a lot of words, because sometimes prayer is like talking to God. 627 more words

Spiritual Practice

Striving to Embrace Our Multi-Ethnic Community

One morning as I scanned my church email, most of the names and subject lines were familiar. Our guest speaker for the coming Sunday had sent her sermon title. 433 more words

Scripture

The Queerness of God

Written by Jessica Reesor Rempel

God is queer. 

Does that make you uncomfortable? I’m not sorry.  I won’t take it back.

Embracing the full humanity in folks who identify as queer (LGBTQ) means recognizing that… 442 more words

Allies

Homophobia: All Part of the Same Story

Carol writes this from within the Mennonite Brethren Church but her words are true for Mennonite Church Canada and beyond!

Written by Carol Penner

DearMBchurch.ca: 742 more words

Allies

Both Feet First

I arrived in DC on Tuesday afternoon this past week right around 1:20. The train ride was long and rather exhausting. It was the first solo trip I’d ever taken (not to sound too sensational) and it went very smoothly. 490 more words

The church's tale of two systems

My national denomination (Mennonite Church Canada) has engaged the national body of congregations in two major processes. One dealing with an ethical and exegetical matter the other with the overhaul of our organizational structure. 1,353 more words