Welcome to the first issue of Mennonite Life to be produced solely on the World Wide Web. We had hoped to publish on March 1, but technical problems beyond our control made that impossible. We view this web site as an evolving project and welcome your feedback of suggestions and corrections.

In this issue, we begin with excerpts from a longer work by Duane Friesen on a theology of culture from an Anabaptist perspective. The selections published here are from Friesen’s book of the same title scheduled to be published this year by Herald Press.

Responses to Duane Friesen come first from Scott Holland, who teaches peace, public and cross cultural theologies at Bethany Theological Seminary in partnership with Earlham School of Religion in Richmond, Indiana. He is also a contributing editor to Cross Currents: The Journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life.

A second response is from Thomas Heilke, associate professor of political science at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He has written various articles on Anabaptist political thought, and continues to work on a book on the same topic.