Young adults voice passion for mission
Website helping to dispel the stereotype that young Anabaptists aren’t interested in mission.
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Young adults voice passion for mission

Written By: Laurie Oswald Robinson  
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Photo: Ecuadorian delegates Daniela Sanchez, Dawin Villacis, Luis Tapia and Manuel Ronquillo with Danielle Klotz, second from the right, connect at Mennonite World Conference. Photo by Laurie Oswald Robinson The editorial team for Anabaptist Witness (a journal and interactive website) is helping to dispel the stereotype that young Anabaptists aren’t interested in mission. “The younger […]




Protecting Our Children from Real Life

9.4.2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg 11 Times read

I definitely shelter my children more than my parents did. My dad used to let us watch whatever he was watching. Which meant that at too young of age I had seen too many Stephen King movies and was tormented by terrible dreams. At least until college when I had the sense enough to decide […]


September recipe: Southwest black bean salad

9.3.2015 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 55 Times read
Recipe salad photo

In high school while browsing for recipes for a Mother’s Day brunch, I was struck by a colorful sounding ‘Stoplight Salad’ in my Mom’s copy of Simply in Season. My sister and I added it to our Mother’s Day menu that year, and it became a family staple. Through the years, I have created my […]


Let anyone with ears to hear, listen!

9.3.2015 Posted By: wearemenno 42 Times read
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Linda Gehman Peachey is a free-lance writer, living in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She has an Master of Divinity degree from AMBS and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband Titus as co-director of Peace and Justice […]



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8.27.2015 Written By: Martin Shupack 637 Times read

The Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage

Let me put on my lawyer hat for a moment—and a bit of the pastoral as well—to write briefly about June’s ruling by the Supreme Court. As a result of that decision, it is now the law of the land that individuals have the right to marry a person of the same sex, a right […]

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8.19.2015 Written By: Shé Langley 495 Times read

Best practices for church websites

Missional churches are busy worshiping, leading, and sharing with their community. Your website can reflect this through fresh updated content, ultimately building a sense of community with your site’s visitors through continued engagement. When I Googled “best practices for church websites” in spring 2015 it returned about 1,330,000 results. While most of the sites provide […]

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7.11.2015 Written By: Ryan Rodrick Beiler 2229 Times read

6 Palestinian and Israeli peacemakers respond to delayed action

Photo: Palestinian Christians lift their hands in prayer during a weekly service held as a nonviolent witness against the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank town of Beit Jala, November 2, 2012. Photos by Ryan Rodrick Beiler Last week, delegates at the Mennonite convention in Kansas City voted to delay action on a Palestine-Israel resolution that […]

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6.25.2015 Written By: Marilyn Houser Hamm 992 Times read

Marilyn Houser Hamm offers song for MWC

The days that are before us, and the days of the coming Mennonite World Assembly, are perhaps like none other. What it means to be the church, what it means to be an Anabaptist faith community in our world is before us. Who we are corporately, and how we are as a discerning people lies […]

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6.23.2015 Written By: Dan Shenk 662 Times read

Goshen repents of being a ‘sundown town’

The author (left) and Lee Roy Berry Jr. after the resolution passed. Photo by Richar Aguirre. On March 17, the Goshen (Ind.) City Council voted 6–0 to pass “A Resolution Acknowledging the Racially Exclusionary Past of Goshen, Indiana, as a ‘Sundown Town.’ ” The Goshen council thereby may have become the first elected body of […]

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6.23.2015 Written By: Titus Peachey 748 Times read

Fire from heaven

A reflection on Luke 9:51-56 In this text, two of Jesus’ most beloved disciples are ready to engage in what we may describe as an act of terror by calling down fire on their social enemies, the Samaritans. And the disciples are explicit … they intend this holy fire from heaven to destroy the Samaritans. […]


8.27.2015 Written By: Don Blosser 618 Times read

Should slavery be normative for us today?

Slavery was common in most of the ancient world. It was an accepted practice by the ancient patriarchs, and other religious figures in the Old Testament. (See Exodus 21:3, 7, 20-21.) The New Testament writers did not oppose slavery. It was all around them, and they accepted it as a cultural given about how life […]

8.27.2015 Written By: Gordon Houser 109 Times read

The power of celebration

We Mennonites have long been known for our service, our convictions about peace and our history of being persecuted. We have not been known for our celebration. Perhaps we need to refocus our attention. I’ve been called, with reason, a pessimist. I’m as suspicious as most cynics of false hope, bravado or a smile painted […]

8.27.2015 Written By: Ervin Stutzman 113 Times read

The prayer-filled life

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.—Mark 1:35 TNIV I appreciate the ministry of Richard J. Foster, who imparts a vision for church renewal and spiritual growth combining the best from six great historic traditions of […]

8.27.2015 Written By: Gordon Houser 111 Times read

Movies and mental illness

With some exceptions, movies generally aren’t out in front of societal trends or offering prophetic looks at certain issues. After all, it takes a while to make a movie. And they often come out some years after a trend or topic becomes well-known. But movies do often raise awareness of certain issues or topics and […]

8.27.2015 Written By: Jenn Carreto 100 Times read

Ignore-it-and-power-through doesn’t work

In my last column, I shared reflections on the process of returning to one’s roots, a process I’ve been engaging in since my faith community of Seattle Mennonite began discussing the Doctrine of Discovery. This led me to reach out to my father, whom I hadn’t seen since I was 5 years old. I also […]

8.27.2015 Written By: John D. Roth 88 Times read

Is Christian faithfulness possible without unity?

By all accounts, the 16th Mennonite World Conference Assembly that took place July 21-26 in Harrisburg, Pa., was a resounding success. Memories of worshiping with 7,500 people from 65 countries; unexpected encounters with old and new friends; the beautiful profusion of sights and sounds of a truly global church; workshops on challenging topics and creative […]