Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Is the Mennonite Church USA doomed? Should Brethren care?

by Brian Gumm

One of my friends from seminary just made a post on Eastern Mennonite Seminary's new blog, "Work and Hope," that asks a few tough questions for the Mennonite Church USA:

Is MCUSA Doomed? (And Does it Matter?) - by Jeremy Yoder, editor
  • Do we know what it means to be Mennonite or Anabaptist?
  • Are we really committed to following Jesus?
  • Is MCUSA prepared to be an urban denomination?
  • How Serious Are We to Sharing the Gospel?
  • So is MCUSA doomed?
As a Brethren sojourning with Mennonites in the Shenandoah Valley, I'd be interested to hear some Brethren reactions to these questions, especially from Bethany folks. What are some of the similar realities facing the Church of the Brethren? What are some that differ?

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