No decisions were made when more than 140 Mennonite Brethren gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, Jan. 14–16, 2019, for the U.S. Board of Faith and Life (BFL) study conference on “The…
The Voice of a WriterEditors: Doug Heidebrecht and Valerie G. RempelThe lighting around Katie Funk Wiebe’s face on the book’s cover creates a halo effect. It may be as close to visible beatification any Mennonite will get, but seems delightfully appropriate. In honouring one of our leading women, The Voice of a Writer not only blesses her, it recommends to us her way of being and thinking.
The news that a trusted leader has disappointed us through personal or moral failure grieves us. We hurt when we learn of disintegrating marriages, sexual sin, or even criminal activity. Often, that grief plays out in multiple forms – shock, sorrow, outrage, disappointment, and fear.