The Message in the Margins

A guest post by Kisha Harper When writing, you always have to observe certain rules of grammar and punctuation, but the most seemingly insignificant parts that are commonly forgotten or overlooked are the margins, the gaps on the top, bottom, left and right between the main content on the page and the page edges. It ...

Anabaptism & LGBTQ Inclusion

Recently I had the pleasure of being a guest on the MennoNerds podcast to talk about how my engagement with Anabaptist theology shapes my thoughts about LGBTQ inclusion in the church. By drawing from central emphases within Anabaptist theology, I believe churches within the tradition can navigate a way toward fully affirming and including LGBTQ ...

Inclusive Justice, part 2

Communities that draw identity, beliefs and ethics from scripture need inclusive practices for reading, interpreting and applying it within personal and congregational life. However, identifying these practices is only the first step and does not automatically ensure inclusive justice. Many groups committed to community discernment and peacemaking may be unaware of the ways exclusion and ...

Inclusive Justice, part 1

Being shaped by the Anabaptist tradition, I have always resonated with “peace” and “justice.” Shalom. That which is the fruit of God’s kingdom “on earth as in heaven.” Human flourishing. All of creation flourishing. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matt. 5:9). Along my journey I have seen time ...