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Defaulting defensively. Any alternatives?

Mary E. Klassen

March 19, 2013

Defensive Walls of Gdansk (Middle Ages)

Defensive Walls of Gdansk (Middle Ages)

In her newest entry in Practicing Reconciliation, Sara Wenger Shenk wonders whether being vulnerable, rather than defensive, might be a way forward for the Mennonite Church in light of declining membership and intractable disagreements. Reflecting on Augustine and the new pope prompt her to ask, “How might a lack of defensiveness open us to discover God in people and places we’d never imagined possible?”