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Church planting network launching Aug. 29

8.19.2019
Written By: Zachary Headings for Mennonite Mission Network  

The Sent Network, containing resources designed to help church planters carry out their mission, will launch on Aug. 29. Three phases — explore, equip and send — are designed to help participants examine different aspects of themselves and their mission. Joe Sawatzky of Mennonite Mission Network has worked closely with church plants and church planters […]

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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. Death and dying A few weeks ago, I moved my dad, who was recently diagnosed with end-stage liver cancer, into my home. He spent two […]

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Suscríbase gratis en: menoacontecer@themennonite.org Encuentre los números anteriores en: https://themennonite.org/spanish/menoacontecerarchivos/ Para leer más historias de Meno Acontecer, visite https://themennonite.org/the-latest/spanishes/ Versión para imprimir: Meno Acontecer PDF Uniéndonos a la naturaleza a través de buenos hábitos diarios. Me hago la pregunta: ¿Cuándo fue la última vez que pisé la tierra con mis pies descalzos o pasé una tarde mirando el sol […]

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August recipe: Summer corn sauté with herbs

8.12.2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds

When we lived in Pittsburgh, September usually meant a last push to devour all the corn and tomatoes we could before cooler weather set in. With Haiti’s tropical temperatures, we can find many of the ingredients for summer corn sauté with herbs year-round. I like to fire up my grandmother’s trusty skillet to make this […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.9.2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger

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. “Have we no decency?” The escalation of racialized rhetoric from the president of the United States has evoked responses from all sides of the political […]

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The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our October 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Positive uses of power. Description of the theme: The word “power” and its derivatives are used often in the Bible. From dunamis in Greek, power is often related to God’s actions in the world. “Jesus, […]

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Where is home?

8.5.2019 Posted By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus

I love the Book of Genesis. Brilliant in its structure, it unfolds the story of the relationship between God and God’s people, and God’s people in relationship with each other and with the created order. It outlines the vision of shalom for all people and invites human cooperation in this vision. The narrative allows for […]

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Features

7.22.2019 Written By: John K. Stoner

The road to Damascus: Where Paul was not converted

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The Breath of God restores us.” For more stories on this theme, see the July issue of The Mennonite. Some Christians may be disappointed to hear that Saul (later Paul) was not converted on the road to Damascus, but he was not. The story is plain enough. On […]

7.1.2019 Written By: Elizabeth Schrag

God in the mirror: Because the Holy Spirit is too good

Photo: A scene from a hiking trip in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Photo provided by author. This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Breath of God restores us.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I’ve shaken my fist at God […]

5.31.2019 Written By: Sheldon C. Good

Churches raise money for a bond for a woman held in detention

Photo: Imelda. Photo by Erik Rosales. This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Congregations share peace.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When authorities at a for-profit immigration detention center near Tucson, Ariz., permitted detainees to go outside once each day, Imelda and […]

5.28.2019 Written By: Eric Kurtz

Listening to the empty chairs

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “God so loved the whole world.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Job seemingly isn’t a book of the Bible people would turn to when they are looking for spiritual guidance on creation care. Job was a man contending with the […]

5.3.2019 Written By: Luke Gascho

Tilling soil on stolen land

Photo: Luke Gascho in his garden. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “God so loved the world.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I love getting my hands in the soil. To me this is part of what it […]

4.1.2019 Written By: Sarah Augustine

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 […]

Opinions

8.19.2019 Written By: Mark Hurst

New Zealand’s prime minister, trees teach compassionate justice

We’ve moved into Magpie Hollow, a large house on a property of about 90 acres on the western edge of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. We hope to provide retreat space to host workshops on everything from peacemaking to quilting. There are many trees here. Aboriginal Peoples worldwide have always understood trees […]

8.12.2019 Written By: Elisabeth Kvernen

In need of a ‘just memory’ of Vietnam

Photo: Phùng Thị Tuyết carries her teenage son, Trần Minh Sơn, to see the cow they received from MCC partner Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange to help with the family’s income and security. Trần Minh Sơn suffers from severe disabilities from birth, a side effect of exposure to Agent Orange. MCC photo/Matthew Sawatzky. […]

8.12.2019 Written By: Peter Anderson

Trail of Death: Facing our past, moving toward peace

Photo: Trail of Death 2019 participants pray as they read the 600-plus names of Potawatomi people who died in the first decade following their arrival at the government-allocated land at St. Philippine Duchesne Memorial Park in Linn County, Kansas. Ben Parker Sutter is seated and Mara Weaver Boshart is standing. Photo by: Peter Anderson, fiercelyalive.com. […]

8.5.2019 Written By: Linda Espenshade, Mennonite Central Committee

Four ways to show compassion to asylum seekers

Photo: The Mexican side of the 20-foot tall pedestrian Mexico-U.S. border wall in Agua Prieta, Sonora, features artistic displays that emphasize love, brotherhood and sisterhood, and the hope of finding a better life. “Amor sin fronteras,” as one artist painted, translates to “Love without borders.” MCC photo/Laura Pauls-Thomas. As the number of asylum seekers at […]

7.29.2019 Written By: Joy Sutter

Justice, mercy, humility

This article comes from the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Holy Spirit comes: MennoCon19 in stories and photos.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. At the end of service on the Dock Mennonite Academy Board of Trustees, each departing trustee receives a fraktur with a […]

7.29.2019 Written By: Jason Storbakken

Incarcerated Christ, executed God

Some of my first memories consist of visiting a loved one in jail. From a young age, I was troubled by the authorities, and by age 13 a social worker was assigned to me. By 15, I served a very brief stint in a maximum security juvenile facility. And for the next decade, I was […]