Category Archives: Conference Blogs

The views of the blogs listed on this page do not necessarily reflect those of the Conference.

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Abnormal Anabaptist

Rob Martin from New Eden Fellowship
Rob Martin blogs thoughts on theology, spirituality, life, and culture from an Anabaptist perspective, seeking what it means to be "abnormally Anabaptist" in our current culture.

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Applied Faith with Reason & Justice

Mike Meneses from Wellspring Church of Skippack
The blog focuses on today’s religious and political and social dynamics within the news, with commentary on specific thoughts, actions, ideas, or events.  The content is a mixture of either observations with questions, or commentary with pointed remarks, or a simple offer of encouragement in the practice or understanding of the Christian faith with the assumption that our citizenship in the Kingdom of God in Christ has priority over any other commitments and allegiances we may have.

Bethany Birches Camp

Camp staff from Bethany Birches Camp
Follow along with camp life each summer through the eyes of staffers, campers, and guests.

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Does Not Yet Know

Nathan Good from Swamp Mennonite Church
"Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God." - 1 Corinthians 8:1b-3  Life with God isn’t about knowing the right answers, it’s about a love relationship with God that transforms us so that we may then love others.  This blog is my journey of questioning, longing, and learning, trusting that someday I will “know Him fully, even as I am fully know”.  Would you like to join me?

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Drick Boyd's Blog

Drick Boyd from West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship

This blog is a place for me to share my thoughts in the process of development. Since I tend to be all over the place in terms of my interests, these thoughts will roam from politics, to philosophy, to theological reflections, to books I am reading. I invite comments questions, challenges and general feedback.

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Following in Faith

Brandon Bergey from Bethany Mennonite Church
A blog to post video, audio and thoughts on our learning and experiences as we journey through life.

formation:community

Mennonite pastors from a variety of congregations
In 2010 a small group of Mennonite pastors began to meet for conversation on a topic of interest to us: spiritual formation. We came from locations such as Allentown, Philadelphia and its suburbs, and NJ. Our contexts were similar: we were members of small congregations trying to imagine creative ways of doing spiritual formation in community. We recognize that there are challenges yet also advantages to being small congregations. Today, we continue to meet regularly for conversation, collaboration, and encouragement.

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Glimpses of Salford

Various from Salford Mennonite Church

Salford Mennonite Church is a congregation in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. We exist to be a joyful, learning community eager to live and share the peaceable way of Jesus. We journey together as Brothers and Sisters in Christ to bring healing and hope to a broken world.  This blog is a photographic glimpse of Salford as we live and share the peaceable way of Jesus.

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Higher Ground Leaders Forum

Ken Byler from Salford Mennonite Church

Higher Ground Leaders Forum is a place where leaders with a deep desire to learn and grow can share ideas and find soulspace. Ken Byler, the blog’s author writes about a wide variety of leadership topics each week based on his personal leadership journey, his experiences as a leadership trainer and coach, and as a member of God’s kingdom trying to make a difference in the marketplace where he spends so many hours of his life.

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Living Life to the Fullest

Cindy Moyer from Salford
Cindy's blog chronicles her time working as a counselor at the Lezha Academic Center in Albania through Virginia Board of Missions.

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MCC Palestine Update

Ryan Beiler from Peace Fellowship Church
Ingrid and Ryan Rodrick Beiler are program administrators for MCC in Palestine and Israel.  This blog includes updates and reflections on their work.

Men O Blog

Camp staff from Camp Men O Lan
This blog has been designed so that family and friends can keep track of the wonderful things the campers are doing during their time at Men O Lan.

Mennonite Road

Chris Nickels from Spring Mount Mennonite Church
For me “Mennonite Road” is a metaphor for the path I travel now: being formed as part of this faith community, embracing the richness of other traditions, and meeting amazing new people on this path.  I use this space to present reflections on spiritual formation and theology from an Anabaptist perspective that I am still new to. Your reflections & comments are welcome. This kind of conversation can be a wonderful formational exercise, and your viewpoint is valued and appreciated.

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Ponderings of a Pursuer of God

Cherie Leatherman from Rockhill Mennonite Church
I have no intent or purpose in this blog other than what it says... to record the ponderings of a pursuer of God's heart. My mind is always thinking, always wondering, always trying to understand God's heart as I struggle to walk in intimacy with Him. This, I hope, will be a place where I can work some of that out on page.

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Seminarian Mama

Tami Good from Souderton Mennonite Church
Have you ever felt like the "odd man out"? It's here that I currently find myself. A mama of three young children who's trying to juggle family, ministry and schooling all at the same time. As I have not found too many women in my position and I decided to blog about my seminarian experience where all three of these worlds collide. It's here that learning meets real life. It maybe messy at times, but I'm learning, it's God's mess, not mine!

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Stories from the Red Tent

Amy Yoder McGloughlin from Germantown Mennonite Church
I’m  interested in how communities discern texts together, and the intersection of our story with the biblical stories.  This blog is a combination of both my personal stories about life, pastoring and parenting, and sermons and other writings I do.

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