About

Work and Hope: Finding Christ in the Church is a blog and quarterly zine intended to start a conversation among young Anabaptists who continue to be committed to the institutional church, even while recognizing its flawed nature.

The motto “work and hope” (Arbeite und Hoffe) frequently appeared as the inscription to the Martyrs Mirror until the 1990 edition.   The motto speaks to us about the perseverance and faithfulness inherent in the Anabaptist tradition.   At the same time, Finding Christ in the Church, signals the ambivalence that many of us feel about denominations and church structures.  Our whole name, Work and Hope: Finding Christ in the Church, attempts to name some of the complex and often conflicting dynamics on what it means to be a Christian during this anxious time.

The editors will blog regularly and we intend to put out an “issue” every quarter that will feature a broad range of perspectives by young Anabaptists on a particular topic. We intend to publish issues in January, April, July and October. If you’re interested in writing for future issues of Work and Hope, please contact the editors at workandhope@emu.edu.

DISCLAIMER: Views expressed in “Work and Hope: Finding Christ in the Church” are of that of the respective authors and not necessarily of Eastern Mennonite University, Eastern Mennonite Seminary or Mennonite Church USA.

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