Vision Journal

Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology is published twice a year to encourage theological reflection on the identity, mission and practices of the church. It focuses on these issues, from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

The journal is published by the Institute of Mennonite Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and by Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Man. For more information, visit

Fall 2016: BodyVision cover

Edited by Mary H. Schertz

“Fretting about our bodies is hardly a new phenomenon. Is there any culture anytime, anywhere, that has not struggled with human physicality? Most of us worry about our bodies. We try to change our bodies. We betray and feel betrayed by our bodies. We tend to think that our bodies are not quite good enough. Whole industries are founded on these worries and dissatisfactions …

“These fears and distortions seem antithetical to Christian faith. A central truth of our existence as believers is that we only learn to know and love God—and each other—through our bodies. Until we are born into the human family and take our place as embodied beings, we do not know or trust God. We are created in the image of God only as we become creatures of flesh and blood …

“The authors in this issue of Vision all took up the challenge to give us new ways to think about and better value our human being, the bodies we not only inhabit but are.”

Forthcoming issues

  • Faith and politics (Spring 2017)
    Edited by Paul Doerksen

  • Proclaiming Christ in a pluralistic context (Fall 2017
    Edited by Lois Barrett

  • The church and young adults (Spring 2018)
    Edited by Irma Fast Dueck, with Peter Epp

  • Gifts of a global church (Fall 2018)
    Edited by Jamie Pitts

Vision articles inform the worship leading, spiritual direction, and conversations here in my congregation.”

“I look forward to receiving the new issues of Vision—relevant topics from well-informed authors. Excellent content!”

“Thanks so much for pulling together quality writing/reflections on topics deeply important for the church!”