Monthly Archives: February 2014

Valentine the Other

About 25 years ago an associate on the Southeast Mennonite Conference staff and I agreed that Sarasota needed a new kind of congregation.  It needed one that was more open, inviting, and welcoming than the existing congregations. Each of the older congregations  had a faint … Continue reading

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Grace and Fairness

College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN   It took me about 7 days to write my last post on “The Church and Fairness.”  According to the record kept by my computer, I visited the draft 42 times,in those seven days. In spite of … Continue reading

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Toward church fairness

When I was ten years old, I was baptized with a group of children and accepted as a member of the Marion Mennonite Church.  I don’t remember it, but I am sure that the elderly Bishop Noah Mack charged us as … Continue reading

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