April 26, 2017
How do Anabaptists commemorate the Reformation? Well, do we mean the beginning of the Protestant Reformation in 1517, as Troy Osborne writes about in this Canadian Mennonite article? Or are we focussed on the part we call the Radical Reformation, as Mennonite World Conference calls us to Renewal 2027, looking ahead to the 500th anniversary of the Schleitheim Confession? Then again, perhaps the Church is in a time of reformation right now, as Carol Penner describes here with a delicious analogy.
Whatever our historical or contemporary focus, it seems fitting to come together with sisters and brothers in Christ from various denominations, perhaps to confess the divisions that still exist, but also to celebrate the ecumenical relationships we can build in which we are able to learn and grow as followers of Jesus.