It is common to hear that we should have conversations with people on the other side of our political and religious divides.
In “Virginia leaders offer guidance after Mennonite Church USA delegate vote causes concern” (Oct. 14), what struck you [AW editors] was where the leaders’ statement differed from the denomination’s direction: You led with its sentence upholding Virginia Conference’s polity of suspending the ministry credential of any pastor who conducts a same-sex marriage ceremony.
I appreciate the pushback from Gary Oyer and Alvin Mast (Letters, Oct. 14) to one of my statements quoted in “Mosaic Conference evaluating relationships with MC USA” (Sept. 23).
I believe it was an act of humility for Mennonite pastor Brad Roth to write a book about the Lord’s Supper.
Part of my heritage as a conservative Mennonite is the teaching that Christians should dress simply and modestly. At Mountain View Mennonite, the church Ivan and I currently attend, there is no standard like the one in my childhood congregation, which says women should wear cape dresses.