Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology

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 from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

The journal is published by the Institute of Mennonite Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and by the Canadian Mennonite University Centre for Faith and Life (Winnipeg, MB). The AMBS editor is Andy Brubacher Kaethler, and the CMU editor is Karl Koop. IMS’s David Cramer serves as managing editor, and CMU’s Abram Bergen serves as advertising manager.

Vision is digital!

In addition to print copies for subscribers, current and back issues of Vision are all available free online. To read the current issue and any back issue, visit the official website.

Spring 2023: Uncertainty

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Edited by Karl Koop

This issue of Vision explores the theme of uncertainty from a variety of angles: personal, ecological, biblical, societal and so on.

As Karl Koop reflects in the editorial: “We seem to have entered a period of uncertainty. All of us experience personal uncertainties, of course, but in recent years global events—events such as climate change, food insecurity, economic woes, the pandemic, rising international tensions, intensification of political and social fragmentation inside national borders, and so on—have made us collectively uncertain. We would like to experience a return to normalcy, but we might also be in permacrisis, a prolonged period of instability and insecurity. But then, instability and insecurity have always been a part of human experience. Perhaps only we, the privileged, have escaped widespread calamity until now.”

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Print subscriptions: A one-year subscription is $15; subscribe for three years for $40. Send your check—made out to AMBS—to IMS, 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517-1999, or pay by credit card by calling the AMBS receptionist at 574-295-3726. For more information, contact [email protected]. Canadian subscribers, contact [email protected].

To request permission to copy or reprint articles, contact Vision permissions. To request information about advertising rates or to reserve ad space, contact Vision advertising. To request a print copy of back issues, contact the Vision managing editor. Complete text of all back issues is available at

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Vision editorial council

Rick Neufeld (Mennonite Church Manitoba)
Michael Danner (Mennonite Church USA)
Irma Fast Dueck (CMU faculty)
Allan Rudy-Froese (AMBS faculty)
Jennifer Davis-Sensenig (MC USA pastor)
Susanne Guenther Loewen (MC Canada pastor)
Staff: Karl Koop (CMU editor), Andy Brubacher Kaethler (AMBS editor), David Cramer (managing editor), Abram Bergen (advertising manager)

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