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…

“The bible is very clear!”

Pieter Niemeyer, with thanks to John MH “The bible is very Clear” I can hardly count the numerous times I have heard this phrase being used as a tool to counter and shut down conversation regarding difficult matters of faith and life, particularly in relation to LGBTQ people. As soon as someone says it to…

Prayer for Courage to find my voice for change.

A prayer by Pieter Niemeyer This prayer arises from my wrestling with God and scripture. Two stories from scripture frame this prayer. The first is relatively unknown regarding the daughters of Zelophehad, found in Numbers 27:1-11. The second is from Mark 7:24-30 regarding the Syrophoenician woman. These woman refused to be silenced and called out God…