I'm not a Mennonite, but I resonate with this:
It’s interesting being a Mennonite and an academic. Sometimes I find my Anabaptist-Mennonite sensibilities grating against the norms of academia: my “priesthood of all believers” mentality against intellectual elitism, my discipleship/faith-without-works-is-dead mentality against the divorcing of theory from practice, and especially, my appreciation for the “plain sense” and the poetry of Scripture (in the vernacular!) against the inaccessibility of academic language.
From Susan Guenther Louwen, a in a Mennonite World Review article, "Being a Mennonite Academic."
HT: Devin Manzullo-Thomas