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Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus speaks during her inauguration as the 18th president of Goshen College on Feb. 17. Photo by Brian Yoder Schlabach. In a celebratory public ceremony around the theme of “Distinctively Goshen,” Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus was inaugurated as Goshen College’s 18th president in the Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall on Feb. 17. The event — […]




Will we be damned?

2.15.2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Kevin Ressler is executive director at Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and co-founder of the Lancaster Action Now Coalition. He attends Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. I have a Meals on Wheels volunteer, Murphey, who always greets us by saying, “Happy breathing.” Influenced by Buddhist thought, he is always reminding us to appreciate every […]


February recipe: Carrot coconut soup

2.15.2018 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

The Hungry Hounds is the food blog of Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast, country representatives for Mennonite Central Committee in Haiti. Learn more about MCC Haiti at their blog, www.haitimcc.org. Carrot Coconut Soup is made in under 30 minutes and uses a genius recipe from James Peterson. We love Peterson’s cookbooks so much that we originally named our rescue […]


Lent 2018: Ashes to ashes

2.14.2018 Posted By: Sheldon Good

Ruth Harder is pastor of Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. She is a graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog, where the full version is available. “What are you grilling on this snowy day?” asked […]


Joanne Gallardo is pastor of faith formation at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. 1. Lent The Lenten season is fast approaching. In fact, Feb. 14, of all days, is Ash Wednesday. The imposition of ashes is how many traditions choose to mark this occasion. By having the ashes smudged in the sign of the […]


Grow your family’s faith with worship ‘At Home’

2.7.2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

One of the best ways to pass faith on to your children is to worship together with them at home. 1 This is why www.AnabaptistFaithFormation.org brings you the free Advent and Lent At Home family devotionals: to give you the tools you need to have the family faith conversations that grow faith in children and […]


This week’s post comes from Jennie Wintermote. Jennie is a native Kansan, an interim pastor, grad student, and director of the Western District Conference Resource Library. She loves reading, scrapbooking, and trying to figure out what it means to live out her faith every day. She also tries to remember to blog at prairieroseramblings.weebly.com. I’ve been thinking […]



2.5.2018 Written By: Austin Kocher

A messy journey from military service to pacifism

In this short post, I’d like to provide some (hopefully) fruitful snapshots of my own non-linear path from military service to pacifism. I initially prepared these remarks for a book release of Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among U.S. Veterans: The Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation co-authored by Dr. Julie Hart at […]

1.28.2018 Written By: Loren Peachey, Everett Thomas, Anna Groff and Gordon Houser

Twenty years of The Mennonite: Four editors reflect on their time with the magazine

The February issue of The Mennonite magazine celebrates our 20th anniversary as a publication. As part of the issue, all four former and current editors of the publication reflect on their work and the publication’s impact. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.  Over its 20-year […]

1.9.2018 Written By: Alex Gonzalez

An unforgettable night: Mennonite school in Puerto Rico continues on after hurricane

Alex Gonzalez is superintendent of Academia Menonita Betania in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. This column first appeared in the January edition of The Mennonite magazine. Only a small portion of our print articles are shared online. Subscribe now to receive a year of The Mennonite each month. The night of Sept. 19, 2017, will be an unforgettable night for those who experienced […]

1.5.2018 Written By: Tim Davis

Shaped by Scripture: Tim Davis

Tim Davis is Pastor of Peace Mennonite Community Church, Aurora Colorado. He is pictured here with his wife, Charlene.  “In the beginning…“ I was found. Lost and wandering aimlessly, I heard the words, familiar to many, that “Jesus loved me” (Rev. 1:5). Those words had trampolined off my ears in years foregone and for some reason […]

12.23.2017 Written By: Seth Thomas Crissman and Greg Yoder

Our Christmas playlist: Seth Thomas Crissman and Greg Yoder

Seth Thomas Crissman and Greg Yoder are members of The Walking Roots band. They live and work in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They just released “Hark: A Walking Roots Band Christmas.”  Here they list their top 10 favorite Christmas songs (five from Seth and five from Greg).  You can also listen to their full playlist below.  Seth’s […]


The 3 C’s of Mennonite higher education

Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman is President of Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. You can read more about her in the January edition of The Mennonite magazine.  More than 100 years ago, the seeds of Anabaptist education were planted by Mennonites in mostly rural locations across North America. These industrious men and women from the church launched […]


2.15.2018 Written By: Don Neufeld, Hans Peters and Steve Thomas

A time of reckoning for men and masculinity

By Don Neufeld, board member of Mennonite Men and therapist who works with men; Hans Peters, coordinator for Mennonite Men Canada; and Steve Thomas, coordinator for Mennonite Men USA. Men who are interested in engaging in the work of Mennonite Men can contact the respective coordinators in the U.S. (Steve Thomas) and in Canada (Hans […]

2.13.2018 Written By: Madalyn Metzger

Hope for the Future: Let’s move some furniture around

Madalyn Metzger is vice president of marketing for Everence. Madalyn and her husband, Kris Brownlee, live in Bristol, Indiana, and attend the Goshen (Indiana) City Church of the Brethren. Over the course of the past 12 months, I’ve had three different offices. I started out in one that was in the heart of the Everence® marketing […]

2.12.2018 Written By: Joanne Gallardo

Hope for the Future: Not conformity, but harmony

Joanne Gallardo is pastor of faith formation at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. I last attended a Hope for the Future gathering in 2012 and felt pretty out of place and lonely. I was new to ministry and new to the goings on of leadership in MC USA. This year, however, was part family reunion, part […]

2.12.2018 Written By: Jerrell Williams

Hope for the Future: I am black. I am a Mennonite. I now see I have a place in the church.

Jerrell Williams is a master of divinity student at Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) Theological Seminary and is student assistant pastor at Pittsburgh Mennonite Church.  I didn’t grow up in the Mennonite church. I always have some reservation when attending Mennonite conferences. I didn’t know what to expect as I traveled from Pittsburgh to San Antonio to attend the […]

2.12.2018 Written By: Dora Dueck

The challenge and consolation of context

Dora Dueck lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia, is the author of two novels and a collection of short fiction, and attends Cedar Park Church in Ladner, B.C. Reach her at www.doradueck.com. I’ve always loved the story of Joseph. It has psychological complexity, conflict, character development, suffering and solace, a well-wrapped ending — everything a good […]

1.8.2018 Written By: Gerald and Marlene Kaufman

Well-lit congregations

Gerald and Marlene Kaufman are retired marriage and family counselors. They have authored several books. The most recent is Necessary Conversations Between Families and Their Aging Parents. They have lead numerous seminars throughout the church and broader community.   The Apostle Paul says that God’s people, “people of the light,” dispel darkness by living in a […]