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Fall 1995 · Vol. 24 No. 2 · pp. 88–97 

The Writings and Oral Presentations of Katie Funk Wiebe

David Giesbrecht


Alone: A Search for Joy. (Re-issued from Alone: A Widow’s Search for Joy.) Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 1987.

Alone: A Widow’s Search for Joy. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1976.

Bless Me Too, My Father. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1988.

Border Crossing: A Spiritual Journey. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1995.

Day of Disaster: The Story of Modern-Day Samaritans. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1976.

Good Times with Old Times: How to Write Your Memoirs. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1979.

Have Cart, Will Travel. Hillsboro, KS: North American Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches; Board of Christian Literature, 1974.

Older Adults and Faith: Their Spiritual Development and Relationship to the Church (one of a series of four booklets related to life stage faith development). Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1995.

Our Lamps Were Lit: An Informal History of the Bethel Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. Newton, KS: Bethel Hospital School of Nursing; Alumnae Association, 1978.

Prayers of an Omega: Facing the Transitions of Aging. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1994.

Second Thoughts. Hillsboro, KS: Kindred, 1981.

A Study Guide to The Freedom of Forgiveness by David Augsburger. Chicago, IL: Moody, 1974.

Who Are the Mennonite Brethren? Hillsboro, KS: Kindred, 1984.


Life After Fifty: A Positive Look at Aging in the Faith Community. Newton, KS: Faith and Life, 1993.

Rooted Deep: Centennial Souvenir Booklet for Kansas Mennonite Churches. Co-edited with Maynard Shelly. Hillsboro, KS: Tri-College Centennial Committee, 1974.

Women among the Brethren: The Story of Fifteen Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Women. Hillsboro, KS: General Conference of the North American Mennonite Brethren Churches; Board of Christian Literature, 1979.

Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Women in Ministry in the Church. Ed. Valerie Rempel, John E. Toews, and K. F. Wiebe. Hillsboro, KS: Kindred, 1992. {89}

Youth Worker Program Helps. Walter Wiebe, co-editor. Winnipeg, MB: Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches; Youth Committee, 1960.


The Adult Quarterly (Esther, Job and selected Psalms). Hillsboro, KS: The North American Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches; The Board of Christian Education, June, July, August, 1985.

The Adult Quarterly (Genesis). Hillsboro, KS: The North American Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches; The Board of Resource Ministries, June, July, August, 1991.

The Adult Quarterly (Job, Song of Solomon and Ecclesiastes). Hillsboro, KS: The North American Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches; The Board of Christian Education, June, July, August, 1987.

“Alternative Systems of Health Care Available to the Consumer” in Ethical and Stewardship Dimensions of Rising Health Care Costs. Goshen, IN: Mennonite Mental Health Association; Mennonite Medical Association; Mennonite Mutual Aid, 1983.

“The Barriers Are Not Real” in The Ethnic American Woman: Problems, Protests, Lifestyle. Ed. Edith Blicksilver. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 1979.

“Can I Make It as Both Father and Mother?” in For Families Only. Ed. John Peterson. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1977.

“Dedication” in Manitoba Mennonite Memories, 1876-1976 Winnipeg: Mennonite Centennial Committee, 1974.

“The Dream Movement” (with Christine R. Wiebe) in A Dry Roof and a Cow. Akron, OH: Mennonite Central Committee, 1994.

“Foreword” to Trace of Treasure: Quest for God in the Commonplace, Joanne Lehman. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1994.

“Humour” in The Mennonite Encyclopedia, vol. 5. Scottdale: Herald, 1990.

“The Image of Women in Mennonite Literature” in Visions and Realities: Essays and Creative Literature Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Ed. Harry Loewen and Al Reimer. Winnipeg, MB: The University of Manitoba Department of Mennonite Studies, 1985.

“Introduction” to And Then There Were Three by Sara Wenger Shenk. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1985.

“Introduction” to Black and Mennonite by Hubert Brown. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1988.

“Janz, Benjamin B.” in The Mennonite Encyclopedia, vol. 5. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1990.

“The Judgment of the People” in The Way of the Cross and Resurrection. Ed. John Drescher. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1978.

“Lost and Found” in Our Struggle to Serve. Ed. Virginia Hearn. Waco, TX: Word, 1979.

“Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)” in Witness and Service in North America: Peace Witness, Mental Health and Voluntary Service. Ed. C. J. Dyck. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1980. {90}

Mennonite Encyclopedia (Vol. 5), Articles on “Humour,” “B. B. Janz,” “Sara Block Eitzen,” “Katharina Schellenberg,” and “Elizabeth Wiebe.”

Old Testament Personalities (Vol. 47, No. 4 of the Adult Bible Study Guide). Ed. Laurence Martin. Scottdale, PA: Mennonite Publishing House, 1983.

“A Real Live Death” in Liars and Rascals: An Anthology of Mennonite Stories. Ed. Hildi Froese Tiessen. Waterloo, ON: University of Waterloo Press, 1989.

“A Real Live Death” in Breaking Through: A Canadian Literary Mosaic. Scarborough: Prentice-Hall, 1989.

“Rempel, Redekop and Reflections about Women’s Organizations among the Brethren” in Bridging Troubled Waters: The Mennonite Brethren at Mid-Twentieth Century. Ed. Paul Toews. Winnipeg, MB: Kindred, 1995.

“Seed Time After Harvest” (Film Script). Winnipeg, MB: David Dueck Film Productions, 1987.

“A Tale of Seduction” in Why I Am A Mennonite. Ed. Harry Loewen. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1988.

“To the Unknown Great” in Mennonite Memories: Settling in Western Canada. Ed. Lawrence Klippenstein and Julius G. Toews. Winnipeg, MB: Centennial Publications, 1977.

“When Faith Comes Under Fire” in Weathering the Storm: Christian Pacifist Responses to War. Newton, KS: Faith & Life, 1991.

“When God Does Not Heal” in Learning to Cope by Helen Good Brenneman. Scottdale, PA: Herald, 1976.

“Why I Went to Work When I was Working” in The Promise of Work. Ed. Calvin Redekop. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1988.


During The 1960’s:

“A Baby or a Man?” The Canadian Mennonite, December 12, 1969.

“Accepting the Message of the Family Years.” Christian Leader, April 30, 1963

“Books for the Marketplace.” Christian Leader, February 14, 1967.

“A Career at Church.” Youth Worker, January/June 1966.

“Christ and My Life’s Work.” Youth Worker, July/December 1963.

“Christian Journalism For Today.” The Journal of Church and State. Spring 1967.

“The Church That Ate For Profit” (Fiction). Christian Living, September 1967.

“Devotion or Commotion.” Youth Worker, July/December 1966.

“Increasing the Family Fortune: A Study in Christian Family Worship.” Youth Worker, January/June 1965.

“The Fears of Old Age.” Railroad Evangelist, March 1969.

“The Invitation.” (Fiction) Christian Living, January 1967.

“Let’s Return to Good Reading.” Christian Leader, March 2, 1965.

“Let’s Think Right About Reading.” Christian Leader, February 15, 1966.

“Mennonites in an Artist’s Eye.” The Mennonite, September 5, 1967. {91}

“Mother, What Will It Be Like?” (Mother’s Day Pageant) Program Guide. Southern District Mennonite Brethren Conference WMS, 1966-67.

“Operation Hat.” The Evangelical Christian, September 1961.

“Our Bible Campers.” Sunday School Banner, July 18, 1965.

“A Parent Without a Partner.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, October 4, 1968.

“Recruiting Christian Writers.” Christian Leader, June 9, 1964.

“The Red Catalog Dress.” (Fiction) Christian Living, December 1967 (Also in Family Herald, December 22, 1966).

“The Right Currency.” The Canadian Mennonite, October 24, 1969.

“Rudy Wiebe and Man as He Is.” Christian Living, October, 1967.

“The Shopping Trip.” (Fiction) Christian Living, June 1969.

“Unfinished Business.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, December 26, 1969. (Also in Christian Living, February 1969.)

“Viewpoint.” Bi-monthly column in the Christian Leader, March 28, 1967 to December 31, 1991.

“What Is a Christian Writer?” Christian leader, May 26, 1964.

“Who Am I a Neighbour To?” Christian Living, May 1968.

“Who Is a Missionary?” (Missions play) Program Guide. Southern District Mennonite Brethren Churches WMS,1965-66, pp. 25-37.

“Women and the Church.” Bi-monthly column in the Christian Leader, January 9, 1962 to March 14, 1967.

Worship Together (Mennonite Brethren devotional guide) March 25-27, 1967.

“Your Church and You.” (With Walter Wiebe) Youth Worker, July/December 1964.

During the 1970’s:

“1974 Centennial: A Moment of Grace for Mennonite Brethren.” Direction, July 1974.

“A Call to Worship.” Wesleyan Advocate, December 27, 1971.

“The Agenda of the People.” Gospel Herald, April 12, 1977.

“An Insurance Company That Writes Love Into Its Contracts.” Gospel Herald, April 26, 1977.

“All in the Family.” Christian Leader, July 25, 1972.

“BCM—Board of Congregational Ministries.” Gospel Herald, May 10,1977.

“Being a Thinking Thinker.” Christian Leader, November 20, 1979.

“Bible, Coat and Purse.” Rejoice! December/February 1976-77.

“Books: A Pathway Through the Woods.” Christian Leader, February 20, 1973.

“Can A Widow Survive in Today’s Church?” Today, June 9, 1974 (Also in Power For Living, May 19, 1974; Standard, January 26, 1975; Evangel, April 27, 1975; Eternity, September 1972).

“Can Our Women’s Organizations Be Revitalized?” Mennonite Brethren Herald, March 6, 1970. {92}

“Colour Me a Person.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, December 28, 1973 (Also in The Christian Home, August, 1975).

“Cows, Castes and Christian Callings.” With, April 1978.

“Elmer Gantry: The Revolt Against the Religion of the Village.” The Journal of Church and Society, Spring 1970.

“Faith and Art: A Compatible Team.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, June 28, 1974.

“Forming a People of God.” Gospel Herald, May 31, 1977.

“Hooked on Love—Aggie Klassen.” With, April 1977.

“How Pleasant Valley Kept the Wolf Away.” Sharing, Fall.

“How to Get Rid of the Theys.” Quaker Life, May 1979.

“I Believe in Persons.” Christian Living, December 1972.

“I Dream of Me.” Christian Reader, January/February 1976.

“In Praise of Male Feminists.” Daughters of Sarah, January 1977.

“It’s All in the Family.” Christian Living, July 1972.

“Ken Walks Again.” Sharing, July 1972.

“Labor Day Reflections.” Vista, September 5, 1976.

“Let’s Share.” Christian Reader, February/March 1974.

“Measuring a Vision.” Gospel Herald and The Mennonite. (Meeting House Issue) Spring 1975.

“Meditations.” Rejoice, (An inter-Mennonite devotional guide for older readers) June 26/July 2, 1972; June 24-30, 1974; October 27-November 2, 1975; May 29-June 4, 1978; April 23-29, 1979; September 29-October 5, 1980; May 31-June 6, 1982; July 29-August 4, 1985; March 30-April 5, 1987; March 2-8, 1992; July 20-26, 1992; January 4-10, 1993; April 5-11, 1993; April 25-May 1, 1994.

“Memo From a Widow.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, April 17, 1970 (Also in Church Advocate, 1974).

“Mentors.” Perspectives: The Tabor College Bulletin, Fall 1979.

“My Parents Are Mennonites—and They’re Divorced.” With, July/August 1976.

“Needed: A Capacity For Outrage.” Evangel, February 8, 1976.

“Never Too Late for College.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, June 12, 1970.

“Parachurch Agencies and the Church in India.” Direction, July 1978.

“A Pig for a Pig.” The Messenger, August 4, 1976 (Also in The Evangel, September 14, 1975; Vista For Adults, April 11, 1976).

“Pushed Out of Noah’s Ark.” Christian Leader, November 11, 1975 (Also in The Mennonite, October 7, 1975.

“Pushed Out of the Ark.” Sabbath Recorder, March 1977 (Also in Messenger, January 1977).

“Reclassified.” A quarterly column in the Festival Quarterly, 1975-

“Sonam, You Have a Future.” With, May 1978 (Also in Rejoice, September-November 1979).

"Sorting the Evangelical Mennonites." Christian Living, March 1973. {93}

The Temptations of Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe. (Book Review) The Mennonite, March 5, 1974.

“Thanks, You Helped Me.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, October 4, 1974.

“Thanksgiving and Mennonites.” The Mennonite, November 20, 1979.

“A Time to build Up” (Origin of the Mennonite Church). With, October 1975.

“To Arrange or Not to Arrange a Marriage.” Christian Living, April 1977.

“Turning Affliction into Victory.” (Excerpt from the book, Alone.) Christian Leader, November 9, 1976.

“Waiting to Get on Board.” Christian Living, February 10, 1976.

“What I Don’t Want For Christmas.” Evangel, November 7, 1976.

“What Is the Mennonite Church?” Gospel Herald, March 29, 1977.

“What Kind of Good News?” Faith Today, July/August 1979 (Also in The Messenger, July 5, 1975).

“What’s This Battle About Headship and Submission.” Christian Living, July 10, 1976.

“When God Does Not Heal.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, April 20, 1973 (Also in Christian Living, November 20, 1972; Standard, December 29, 1974; Evangelical Visitor, February 25, 1973).

“Who Am I?” Faith At Work, March 1977.

“Who Will Help Me Raise My Children?” Christian Living, October 1974.

“Why Mennonites Can’t Laugh at Themselves.” Festival Quarterly, Summer 1974.

“Why Read Mennonite Literature?” Christian Leader, February 15, 1977.

“Widowhood Is Coming.” Christian Living, December 1970.

“Widowhood Without Worry.” Messenger, March 1, 1971.

“Women Alone in a Couples’ World.” Vital Christianity, October 15, 1972.

“The Witness of Maturity.” Christian Living, April 1970.

“Women’s Freedom, the Church’s Necessity.” Direction, July 1972.

“Yonder Mennonite: Who Is He? A Portrait of the Church of God in Christ Mennonite (Holdeman).” Christian Living, February 1970.

* Designates a series of 5 articles written in The Gospel Herald on 5 program boards of the Mennonite Church.

During the 1980’s:

“Bless Me Too, My Father” (Book Excerpt). Christian Reader (November/December, 1989), 66-81.

“The Breeze Before the Draft.” Quaker Life, April 1980.

“Can Good Mennonites Fail?” (Reprinted from November/December 1980 and January 1981 issues) Festival Quarterly, Spring 1984.

“Can One Succeed and Remain a Good Mennonite?” Festival Quarterly, November/December 1980/January 1981. {94}

“Can the Church Survive the Preaching of the Carbonated Gospel?” Christian Leader, June 20, 1989 (Also published in The Mennonite, April 10, 1990; Mennonite Brethren Herald, June 9, 1989; Gospel Herald, July 11, 1989).

“Can the Church Survive the Professionalization of Its Leadership?” Christian Leader, May 23, 1989 (Also published in the Mennonite, March 27, 1990; Mennonite Brethren Herald, May 26, 1989; Gospel Herald, July 4, 1989).

“Choosing a Women’s Organisation.” Today’s Christian Women, Fall 1983.

“Deciding Ethics Together.” Christian Leader, September 1987.

“Five Don’ts For the Religion Writer.” Interlit, December 1985.

“For Grandparents Only: Giftwrap Your Memories.” Christian Reader, November/December 1986.

“The Giant Waiting at the Door.” Christian Leader, January 25, 1983.

“Focus on Mentoring for and by Women.” Task Force on Women in Church and Society Report (MCC Peace Section), March-April, 1981.

“For Grandparents Only.” Christian Reader, November/December 1986.

“The Great Escape: Blessing or Blight?” The Marketplace. March/April 1987 (Also in Christian Living, July 1987).

“Growth Beyond the Role.” Partnership Magazine, November/December 1984 (Also in Minister’s Supplement to Pentecostal Record, March 1985).

“Here Is My Place.” Christian Leader, February 24, 1981.

“How Do Mennonites Spell Relief?” With, June 1982.

“I Ate My Way to Emptiness.” The Lutheran, November 18, 1981.

“Is Art the Business of Business?” The Marketplace, September/October 1988.

Is the Bible Sexist? by Donald G. Bloesch. (Book Review) The Other Side, November 1983.

“Is Winning Everything?” The Messenger, May 9, 1980.

“Join Me On the Rack.” With, June 1981.

The Language of Canaan and the Grammar of Feminism by Vernard Eller. (Book Review) The Other Side, November 1983.

“Low German: The Language of the True Believer.” Festival Quarterly, August/ October, 198.

“Making ‘Dear Editor’ A Calling.” Window to Mission, August/September 1986.

“Making the Most of Vacations.” Christian Living, July 1982.

“Mennonite Brethren Women: Images and Realities of the Early Years.” Mennonite Life, September 1981.

“My Fill of Bread.” World Vision, July 1981.

My Lovely Enemy by Rudy Wiebe (Book Review). Conrad Grebel Journal, Spring 1984.

“Never Too. Late to Change.” Christian Leader, January 31, 1989.

“No Longer a Widow.” Today’s Christian Woman, Summer 1982.

“Overseas Getaway: Boon or Bust?” Christian Leader, May 26, 1987.

“Passing on the Faith.” Today’s Christian Woman, Winter 1980.

“Personal Growth Through Journaling.” Christian Leader, January 20, 1987. {95}

“The Power and the Glory.” Christian Reader, May/June 1981.

“A Sane Approach Deciding What to Read.” Today’s Christian Woman, Fall, 1981.

“Sex in the Workplace.” The Marketplace, November/December 1989.

“Sometimes I Wonder” (with Christine R. Wiebe). With, October 1982.

“Sowing and Reaping in the Southern District.” Christian Leader. July 24, 1984 (also in Mennonite Brethren Herald, August 1984).

“The Splendour of Growing Older.” Today’s Christian Woman, Summer 1981.

“The Style of Low German Folklore.” Journal of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Fall 1982.

“The Survival of the Church Rests in a Return to a Simple Trust in God.” Christian Leader, July 18, 1989 (Also published as, “Yes, the Church Will Survive” in The Mennonite, April 24, 1990; Mennonite Brethren Herald, June 23, 1989; Gospel Herald, July 18, 1989).

“Ten Do’s and Don’ts for Religious Writers.” Interlit, March 1986.

“These Too Belong to the Body.” Christian Leader, August 11, 1981 (Also in Gospel Herald, June 23, 1981).

“What Do I Not Want For Christmas.” Live, December 5, 1982.

“What Do You Believe?” Today’s Christian Woman, Fall 1982.

“When I Wear Purple with a Red Hat.” Christian Reader, January/February 1989.

“When Will I Ever Grow Up?” Today’s Christian Woman, Fall 1981.

“Why Can’t Daddy Read?” Christian Reader, May/June 1980.

“Why Is This service Different?” With, October 1981.

“Why Was It So Hard to Believe?” (With Christine R. Wiebe) With, January 1982.

“Widowhood Is Not a Lifelong Sentence.” Christian Living, December 1983.

“Widowhood—25 Years Later.” MCC Women’s Report, Summer 1987.

During the 1990’s:

“Art: Artificial Implant or Natural Body Part?” Christian Leader, February 1995.

“Can I Grow after 65?” Christian Leader, April 1995.

“Devotional Guide.” WMSC Voice of the Mennonite Church, July/August 1989-June 1990.

“Drawing the Family Together in Worship.” Mennonite Brethren Herald, August 23, 1991.

“Facing the Black Hole.” The Mennonite, December 1993 (Also in the Christian Leader, September 8, 1992).

“Families that Pray Together Stay Together.” The Mennonite, April 9, 1991.

“The E word meets the P word.” Christian Leader, June 29, 1993.

“How I Received Shoes As a Communicator.” Christian Leader, April 24, 1990.

“How to Cross Cultures Without Stumbling.” The Mennonite, July 27, 1993.

“I Have Seen the Face of God.” Mennonite Weekly Review, December 13, 1990. {96}

“Identity: Sunday School Teacher.” Christian Leader, September 1994.

“In a Mennonite Voice: Women Doing Theology.” (Response to Conference) Conrad Grebel Review, Spring 1992.

“Life’s Second Half—It’s Never Been Better.” Christian Living, July 1993.

“Moving Towards Recovery?” (12-step groups) Christian Leader, November 3, 1992.

“The New Immigrants to the Workplace.” The Marketplace, November/December 1990.

“A Pastoral Letter to Mennonite Brethren Women.” Sophia, Winter 1994.

“A Pig For a Pig: A Peacemaking Story for Families.” Christian Leader, January 1994.

“Sex in the Workplace.” Christian Leader, September 24, 1991 (Also in the Marketplace, November/December 1989).

“Stories Women Tell.” Gospel Herald, November 19, 1991.

“Summer Remembrances.” Christian Reader, July/August 1990.

“The Church’s Contract with the Family”, Christian Leader, June 1995.

“The Understanding of Woman’s Place among Mennonite Brethren in Canada: A Question of Biblical Interpretation.” A response to Gloria Neufeld Redekop in Conrad Grebel Review, Winter 1991.

“To Fix or to Start Over: The Health Care Crisis in the Mennonite Church.” MHA Newsletter, June 1992.

“A Tribute to a Colleague: Clarence Hiebert.” Direction, Fall 1994.

“When a Little Recycling Is a Lot”, Christian Living, April-May, 1995. Also in the Marketplace, May/June 1995.

“Without Family Worship, Are We Becoming Practical Secularists?” Christian Leader, April 23, 1991.

“Your Family’s Foundation For Survival.” Christian Leader, April 23, 1991.


“Aging as a Spiritual Journey.” Address at Camps With Meaning annual banquet. November 6, 1994.

“Alternative Health-Care Systems.” Address at banquet of Mennonite Health Association Subcommittee on Rising Health Care Costs. Laurelville Camp. July 1983.

“Art—Artificial Implant or Natural Body Part.” Lecture given at the MCC BC Peace and Arts Festival, Abbotsford, BC, August 6-8, 1993.

“The Church’s Response to Changing Roles for Men and Women.” Lecture given at the conference on Biblical Perspectives on Women in the Church.” Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia. Clearbrook, B.C. November 1978.

“Contribution of the Past.” Series of lectures given at the Annual Meeting of the Laurelville Church Centre. Laurelville, Pennsylvania. July 1980.

Daily Problems Need Daily Faith” (Radio Broadcast).**

“The Glory of the Church Is Love.” Address given at the Annual Convention of the North American Conference of Mennonite Brethren churches. Abbotsford, BC, August 1987.

“Go Ahead, Save the World, But Be Home by Supper.” Commencement address given at Fresno Pacific College, Fresno, California. May 6, 1989. {97}

“Good Times with Old Times.” Lecture given at Kansas Library Association, Wichita, Kansas, March 27, 1981.

“Growing Up After You’ve Grown Up.” (Radio Broadcast).**

“Help For Your Dreams.” (Radio Broadcast).**

“How Christian Literature Works.” Lecture given at banquet of Choice Books. Sarasota, Florida, February 1984.

“How I Received Shoes as a Communicator.” Presentation to Annual Meeting of Mennonite Reporter, November 1987.

“In But Still Out: The New Mennonite Brethren.” A conference study paper presented at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. Winnipeg. November 13-14, 1986.

“Jesus and Womanhood.” Lectures given at the conference on Biblical Perspectives on Women in the Church. Mennonite Central Committee British Columbia. Clearbrook, BC, November 1978.

“Making Adult Education Adult.” Lecture given at the Manitoba Sunday School Convention of Mennonite Churches. (Morden) October 24-30, 1981.

“Mapmaking in New Country.” Commencement address given at Mennonite Biblical Seminaries. Elkhart, Indiana. May 30, 1985.

“Mennonite Brethren Women: Images and Realities.” Lecture given at the Mennonite Brethren Historical Society of the West Coast, Fresno, California. May 3, 1981.

“Mennonite Humour.” Lecture given at the Sideboard. Elkart, Indiana. May 2, 1982.

“No Deposit, No Return.” Commencement Address given at Eastern Mennonite High school. Lancaster, Pennsylvania. May 1990.

“Nurturing into Body Life.” Lecture given at the Assembly of the Virginia Mennonite Conference. Harrisonburg, Virginia. July 15-16, 1983.

“Risk to Grow.” (Radio Broadcast).**

“Secularism and the Church.” Lecture given at the Manitoba Sunday School Convention of Mennonite Churches. (Assiniboine Camp) October 24, 1981.

“Servanthood and Creativity.” Lecture given at Bible Conference of Mennonite Church. Lombard, Illinois. March 19-20, 1982.

“The Style of Low German Folklore.” Lecture given at the Annual Convention of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. August 6, 1982.

“Teacher, How Many Words Do I Need For Tomorrow’s Essay?” Address given at first LARK Banquet for Heston College faculty and staff Heston College. August 27, 1982.

“2001: Religious Writing For An Information Age.” Given at West Coast Mennonite Writers Conference, Salem, Oregon. October, 17-19, 1986.

“Voices of Liberation.” Lecture given at the Anabaptist and Mennonite Brethren History and Practice Symposium on Women the Church. May 6-7. 1976.

** Leaflets accompanying guest talks on “Your Time,” produced by Mennonite Board of Missions radio broadcasts in 1985.


Prayers of an Omega: Facing the Transitions of Aging, Kindred, 1995.

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