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Dear Seminarian, With Love from Your Home Congregation

During my husband’s first year of seminary, I led a chapel service that I called A Letter to Seminarians based on 1 Thessalonians 1:2-2:8. In those days before social media, we all loved snail mail, and I would join the daily crowd around the seminary mailboxes and hope for a letter from someone back home. 952 more words

Scripture

Responding to the church's call for vision

Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.  2,250 more words

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

What is the Business of the Church?

I wrote the following response to Elwood Yoder’s blog post, “Let’s Get on With Church” published several weeks ago on “The Mennonite” website. The magazine has… 867 more words

Conflict

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

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