Can the peace loving Mennonites stir the pot by speaking up? They certainly can! They not only have the right to do so, but those who know God and His Word MUST continue to shine the spotlight on error and sound the warning – for the sake of the gospel and the future generation!
MB leaders respond to concerns about conference speaker
By Sheldon C. Good
Mennonite Weekly Review
Mennonite Brethren leaders are defending their choice of a national conference youth speaker after some members raised concerns.
The speaker is Shane Claiborne, a prominent author and activist who often speaks about peacemaking and social justice.
Claiborne is slotted as one of two keynote speakers at the 2011 U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches youth convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Wendell Loewen, co-director of the convention, and other church leaders have heard concerns since late July after they publicized Claiborne as a speaker.
“I was bracing for some pushback,” said Loewen, associate professor of youth, church and culture at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kan. “People start to get curious and investigate a little bit, especially if they’ve never heard of him.”
Some church groups aren’t planning to attend the convention because of Claiborne, Loewen said….
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