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The Mennonite provides Anabaptist content and is a publication of Mennonite Church USA.

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The Gathering Place re-launching with faith formation webinars

2.18.2019
Written By: Mennonite Church USA  
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The Gathering Place, a virtual space where Anabaptist faith formation leaders can gather, learn, share and grow, is getting a new start with new resources and several upcoming webinars for Mennonite Church USA faith formation leaders. The Gathering Place was created in 2015 by Rachel Gerber, former denominational minister for faith formation (2014-2017), who used […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

2.15.2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 140 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. Vice. A biography of Dick Cheney that follows headlines as a troubled young man is reformed through a sharp intervention by his ambitious wife, finds a […]

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God multiplies our efforts

2.11.2019 Posted By: Ron Byler 326 Times read

Photo: Sister Zita at the La Posada shelter with baby Emmanuel and members of our border learning tour. Photo courtesy of Janae Rempel. The jar of meal will not be emptied, and the jug of oil will not fail.—I Kings 17:14 Ana Hinojosa remembers growing up on the Texas-Mexico border near Brownsville in the late […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

2.8.2019 Posted By: Jennie Wintermote 213 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. What’s on my mind? Mental health. Mental illness includes ADHD, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, PTSD and much more. Let’s learn more and […]

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April 2019 Call for Submissions: Just relationships

2.4.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 231 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our April 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Just relationships. Description of the theme: We are created and called to be in relationship—with ourselves, with others, with creation, with God. God as Trinity is in relationship. Micah 6:8 says that God requires us to […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

2.1.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 178 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. 1. Dove’s Nest – Over a year ago, our church adopted a safe church policy. This was created so that children and other vulnerable persons in our congregation could have the […]

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Features

2.1.2019 Written By: Cindy Warner Baker 1,134 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 […]

1.21.2019 Written By: Janeen Bertsche Johnson 672 Times read

Consider the Mennonite colleges and universities

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite.   In my home growing up, it was an expectation that my brothers and I would attend one of the Mennonite colleges for at least one year. My years at a Mennonite college were […]

1.14.2019 Written By: Rachael Thomas 1,826 read

I was wrong about Christian education

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite. I never wanted to send my kids to a Christian school. In fact, I’m pretty sure if you asked young-adult me where I would like my future children to go to school, I would […]

12.31.2018 Written By: Gwen Groff 507 Times read

Three spiritual disciplines: A source of joy in times of fear and sorrow

Photo: People of Bethany Mennonite Church walk the church’s labyrinth. Photo by Tom Smith. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Good News, Great Joy.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I have accumulated spiritual disciplines slowly, over decades. They are a source of joy in times of […]

12.27.2018 Written By: Melody M. Pannell 561 Times read

Transformative teaching: A practice of righteous resistance and liberating love

This article comes from the January issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Education that is just, equitable and liberated.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.   “Education either conditions the younger generation into acceptance of society’s status quo or becomes the practice of freedom through which people deal critically and creatively […]

12.17.2018 Written By: Melissa Florer-Bixler 626 Times read

Is there a place for me in this world?

Photo: L’Arche community members in Portland, Oregon, including Adam, far right. Photo provided by L’Arche Portland. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Good News, Great Joy.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. Adam and I took frequent walks down to the Food Lion on the corner to […]

Opinions

2.18.2019 Written By: Don Blosser 289 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 […]

1.7.2019 Written By: J. Nelson Kraybill, Mennonite World Conference 435 Times read

Mennonite witness amid suffering and hope in Ukraine

Photo: This former Mennonite school served 130 hearing- and speech-impaired children at Tiege in the Molotschna region. When the German army swept through Ukraine, soldiers took the students out to a field and shot them. Photo by J. Nelson Kraybill. In a region of Ukraine that thousands of Mennonites left generations ago, two dozen of […]

11.5.2018 Written By: Jennifer Schrock 2,432 Times read

What to say on the eve of an election?

Recently, I spoke with a millennial who told me she’s not going to vote. She doesn’t really know the issues, she said. What is more, she doesn’t like what politics does to people and therefore she doesn’t want to participate. I am sympathetic. I would rather be birding than debating national issues. I am by […]

11.5.2018 Written By: Sabrina Falls 678 Times read

Love in the face of tragedy in Pittsburgh

Every week on Shabbat, the seventh day, when Jews come to the synagogue to observe the Sabbath, the Torah scroll is removed from the ark, lifted up, then laid gently down on a broad lectern and rolled out so the Scripture portion of the day may be chanted directly from the Hebrew text. Before and […]

10.29.2018 Written By: Joel Miller 417 Times read

One year in: a sanctuary reflection

Photo: In observation of Mother’s Day, Columbus Mennonite Church held an event May 10 that put Edith Espinal’s story alongside two other mothers: facing separation from children through possible deportation (Espinal), living without a son killed by Columbus police, and leaving behind a child in a refugee camp. The three woman are standing in front. […]

7.25.2018 Written By: Joanne Gallardo 4,351 Times read

Doors, not walls: Why LGBTQ inclusion is so divisive in MC USA

I joined the Mennonite church as a teenager. Mennonite Church USA as a denomination was still new, and I found it fitting that I was starting my journey as a Mennonite at the same time this denomination was trying to get itself off the ground. I was pretty convinced this denomination was a perfect fit […]