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Stuckey appointed interim executive director of Mennonite Education Association

4.15.2019
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Thomas Stuckey of West Unity, Ohio, has been appointed interim executive director of Mennonite Education Agency (MEA). He is expected to serve for approximately a six-month period, with possibly a longer tenure while a search for a new executive director takes place. Stuckey says he is “looking forward to building on the collaborative work and […]

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Jesus’ truthfulness and Peter’s denial

4.15.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 581 Times read

There’s an old story—it’s probably a legend—about an evangelist who travels to Indiana, to farm country, to share the gospel, to convert people to Christianity. He meets a Mennonite at the general store. The evangelist says, “Sir, are you a Christian?” And the Mennonite responds, “I’m not the best person to answer that question. You […]

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Lent: Palm Sunday’s temptation

4.15.2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg 520 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. It has been a difficult year. My family bought a business. We moved […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.12.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 390 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. The Lord is (almost) risen indeed On Easter Sunday, some church members and I are going to try and make it though William Billings’ “The […]

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June 2019 Call for Submissions: Congregational peace witness

4.8.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 136 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our June 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Congregational peace witness. Description of the theme: Psalm 34:14 says, “Seek peace [shalom] and pursue it.” Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). The Renewed Commitments […]

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Lent: Is God like Jesus?

4.8.2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 512 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Lectionary reading: John 8:12-20 “The Father who sent me is with me…” “And […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.5.2019 Posted By: Jennie Wintermote 115 Times read

Lately I’ve been thinking about how we show love to children, whether they’re our our adopted children, our biological children, our foster children, our grandchildren, our nieces and nephews, or our children in our church families. Here are a few of the resources and ways I’d like to focus on: Read with a child. There […]

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Lent: Modern-day self-righteousness

4.1.2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 519 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. The parable of the prodigal son is possibly the most well-known of the […]

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4.1.2019 Written By: Sarah Augustine 1,818 read

Right relationship means giving up power

Photo: Sarah Augustine and her son Micah feed a calf. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Just Relationships.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Dan, my husband, and I moved to the Yakama reservation in 2006, where we continue to […]

3.25.2019 Written By: Christine Aroney-Sine 27 Times read

Let’s play games during Lent

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. A few years ago, I hosted a series on my blog Godspace entitled “Stop Playing Games During Lent.” Lent is a serious season of reflection, repentance and liberation from habits that […]

3.18.2019 Written By: Andrea Flack-Wetherald 475 Times read

Finding God in improv

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. These days, I experience transcendence on a regular basis, and I experience it in a place my grandmother does not understand. I find the Spirit of God in a place where […]

3.1.2019 Written By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus 1,788 read

Black in America: On coming to terms with our racial history

Photo: Regina Shands Stoltzfus. Photo by Olivia Copsey. This article comes from the March issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When I was a kid growing up in Ohio, just about every summer our family loaded up the car for a trip […]

2.25.2019 Written By: Emily Ralph Servant 780 Times read

Sparking joy by letting go

Photo: A second-hand table and chairs that were refinished by Emily Ralph Servant and her family. Photo provided by author. “Hold each item, one by one,” Marie Kondo instructs families on her Netflix show. Then she says, “Only keep what sparks joy for you.” Everything else can be thanked and let go. Sparks joy. That […]

2.1.2019 Written By: Cindy Warner Baker 1,226 read

Sacred sorrow: Joining God in the broken place

Photo: Gabriel Bauman-Baker with his son, Jonathan (Yoni) at Jonathan Noah’s grave. Photo provided. This article comes from the February issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Transformation.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. We had been married less than a month when the calls began: “This is so hard for me.” “I […]

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4.8.2019 Written By: Joseph A. Manickam 407 Times read

Essay #4: Schools as laboratories of the church

Editor’s note: This is the fourth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges and seminaries. From March to June an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive […]

3.25.2019 Written By: Rebecca Stoltzfus 584 Times read

Essay #3, Rebecca Stoltzfus: Transformed by the experience of Christ

Photo: Rebecca Stoltzfus speaks to the Goshen College community June 14, 2017, as she is introduced as the presidential candidate of choice. Photo by Brian Yoder Schlabach/Goshen College Communications and Marketing Office. Editor’s note: This is the third article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges and seminaries. From March […]

3.18.2019 Written By: Darrin W. Snyder Belousek 1,199 read

The gospel of Jesus and Paul

Don Blosser asks, “If we let Jesus speak for himself, what would he say?” Blosser goes on to argue that Christians have listened less to Jesus and more to Paul, who preached a gospel at odds with the gospel of Jesus. The church has thus missed much of Jesus’ message. Jesus understood his messianic mission […]

3.11.2019 Written By: Sara Wenger Shenk 806 Times read

Essay #2, Sara Wenger Shenk: A living faith

Photo: Sara Wenger Shenk speaks at her inauguration as AMBS president in October 2010 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Photo by J. Tyler Klassen. Editor’s note: This is the second article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges and seminaries. From March to June an article by each […]

2.25.2019 Written By: Jonathan Gering, Susan Schultz Huxman, Joseph A. Manickam, Sara Wenger Shenk, Rebecca Stoltzfus and Jane Wood 1,334 read

Presidents of MC USA colleges and seminaries speak to vision of education

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges and seminaries. The next six articles, one by each president, will be posted every two weeks. The entire series will be available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the articles. […]

2.18.2019 Written By: Don Blosser 3,841 Times read

Let’s let Jesus speak for himself

Speaking at a meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, Rabbi Marc Ellis identified himself as a follower of Torah. Christians, he said, are followers of Jesus, who was also a rabbi and a teacher of Torah. Surely the followers of Torah and the followers of Jesus have a lot in common. If we let Jesus speak for […]