In the Fall of 2013 I wrote an essay on John Howard Yoder’s sexual misconduct. A version of this essay, “Reflections from a chagrined ‘Yoderian’ in face of his alleged sexual violence,” was published in J. Denny Weaver, ed., John Howard Yoder: Radical Theologian (Cascade Books, 2014). 334-350.
The Mennonite Church USA website has a list of links to writings on the Yoder situation, current through January 2015.
I reflect on Yoder’s sexual misconduct and his theology in a series of posts beginning July 31, 2013—”Reflections from a chagrined Yoder: Part 1—Introduction, Part 2—Sexual violence, Part 3—Yoder’s sexual violence, Part 4—Yoder’s theology, and Part 5—Where to now?“—stimulated by a guest post from Barbra Graber, “What’s to be done about John Howard Yoder.”
Fuller Seminary ethicist and Yoder friend Glen Stassen shared a short essay where he reflects on “the Yoder case.”
A thorough reflection has been posted by Mark Thiessen Nation on his “Anabaptist Nation” blog, 9/23/13.
Here’s an earlier blog entry I wrote December 2010—“Word and Deed: The Strange Case of John Howard Yoder” and a February 8, 2011 addendum. Here’s a link to the articles mentioned in my essay that are from 1992 in The Elkhart Truth by reporter Tom Price on allegations of Yoder’ sexual misconduct. Here is a short excerpt from Stanley Hauerwas’s memoir that discusses Yoder’s transgressions.
On May 29, 2011, I posted an essay responding to an anti-pacifist critique of Yoder: “Defending Yoder: Part One—Responding to Peter Leithart’s Critique.” Here is the next part: “Defending Yoder: Part Two—Earl Zimmerman’s Account,” posted June 5.
In another blog post, July 31, 2011, I addressed the theme: “Mennonite Theology and War: Kaufman and Yoder”.
On July 10, 2013, I posted a response to an excellent article by Ted Troxell on “John Howard Yoder and Anarchism.”
Below is a list of some of my other writings dealing with Yoder:
6. John Howard Yoder’s Christology [a short summary essay from 1982]