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 all of us are made in the image of God. And if all of us reflect who God is, that…

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: When I heard yesterday that 50 people had been killed and dozens injured at a LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, I was numb. As I have been numb when mass shootings…

WHY OUR TONE, ATTITUDE, AND CHARACTERIZING OF ONE ANOTHER MATTERS

Written by Wendy VanderWal Gritter, Executive Director of New Direction   Theological disagreement in the Body of Christ matters. It presents the perfect opportunity to actually live in the way of the resurrected Jesus. Unfortunately, that isn’t what usually happens. There is a vein of Christianity in which monitoring fellow siblings in Christ for right…

My support of same-sex marriage and why I’m no longer a pastor

By Steve Authier Recently I voluntarily submitted my pastor credentials because I affirm same-sex marriage. I have spent years studying this matter on my own and in community. I have prayed about it privately and with others who were also seeking God’s guidance. I made this decision as part of my desire to lead my…