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Mennonite Creation Care Network to offer new grants

12.9.2019
Written By: Mennonite Creation Care Network  
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Photo: Randall, Ellen and son Connor Stoesz met with Jennifer Schrock of Mennonite Creation Care Network at the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale. Randall is one of four children of Edgar Stoesz, and an administrator of the Stoesz Family Fund. Photo by Jennifer Schrock. Mennonite Creation Care Network (MCCN) has a new benefit to share called […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

12.13.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 131 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. Women and Advent The Gospel of Luke starts of with a bang with Mary’s “Magnificat,” a section of Scripture made into songs, poems and stories […]

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Advent: Healing has come, God is here

12.9.2019 Posted By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus 369 Times read

Editor’s note: Throughout Advent, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary text. These reflections are archived at themennonite.org/advent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Sun., Dec. 15 Lectionary readings: Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11 For many people I know, the past year […]

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We are all here in Nepal

12.2.2019 Posted By: Ron Byler 191 Times read

Photo: Shanti (right) describes the landscape around her home. Photo provided by Ron Byler. Suddenly there was an earthquake, so violent that the foundations (were shaken) . . . . We are all here. —Acts 16:26, 28 “When the earthquake came, we ran to find a place to hide,” Shanti and Krishna say. “Our house […]

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February 2020 Call for Submissions: The dignity of bodies

12.2.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 254 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our February 2020 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on The dignity of bodies. Description of the theme: In 1 Corinthians 6, the Apostle Paul says “your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you” and to “glorify God in your body.” Jesus, […]

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Advent: The One Who is Coming will subvert the natural order

12.2.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 384 Times read

Editor’s note: Throughout Advent, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the upcoming Sunday’s Lectionary text. These reflections are archived at themennonite.org/advent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Sun., Dec. 8 Lectionary readings: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12 “A shoot shall come up from the […]

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Features

12.9.2019 Written By: Laurie Oswald Robinson 871 Times read

A bend in the road: Shifts in life require making turns

This article comes from the December issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The unexpected.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month.     On July 7, I awoke to an eerie scene. My husband, Al, lay face down on the living room floor as our two cats slinked around […]

11.18.2019 Written By: Ben Wideman 748 Times read

Journeying with the grief of our stillborn child

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The unexpected.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I still remember the phone call I got from my wife while I was at work. “Come home now…. Something’s not right. I can’t feel the baby moving.” Though we tried to convince […]

11.11.2019 Written By: Jaime Cazares Jr. 214 Times read

Journey with church at Iglesia Menonita Aposento Alto in Wichita, Kansas

Photo: Jaime Cazares (right) and his family. Photo provided by author. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Journeys with church.” For more stories on this theme, see the November issue of The Mennonite. When we read about the early church, such as in Acts 2:42-46, we tend to focus on the ideal church and […]

11.4.2019 Written By: Dennis R. Edwards 813 Times read

Hopes for the church

Photo provided by the author This article comes from the November issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Journeys with church.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. “Church is something I go to, not something I’m part of.” A young person made this statement as they were leaving the […]

10.7.2019 Written By: Lee Snyder 508 Times read

Living with power as paradox

Photo: Lee Snyder, the first woman academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Photo from EMU. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Positive uses of power.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. On the campus of Bluffton (Ohio) University, next […]

9.23.2019 Written By: Duncan Smith 980 Times read

Amid medical needs, The Corinthian Plan provides support through sharing, mutual aid

Photo: Jane and Mark Roeschley. Photo provided by the Roeschleys. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Jane Roeschley, pastor of Mennonite Church of Normal in Normal, Illinois, and her husband, Mark, had not had a catastrophic […]

Opinions

10.21.2019 Written By: Chris Meyer 279 Times read

How to use shareholder advocacy for good

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. Since adolescence, I’ve aspired to work toward a just and sustainable world. My motivation stems in part from feelings of dread and urgency about the trajectory of life on earth and […]

10.14.2019 Written By: Ryan Ahlgrim 399 Times read

Lessons in pastoral power

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. When people ask me what Mennonites believe, I tell them, among other things, that we pursue a life of service rather than pursue wealth, fame or power. But it’s not quite […]

10.14.2019 Written By: Alice Price 273 Times read

As modern settlers, how might we humble and transform ourselves?

Photo: Participants listen as farm manager Jesse Marchildon (center in plaid shirt) shares the history and current developments at the Rio Grande Farm Park. In the background is the MOKI, a mobile kitchen run by the Local Foods Coalition to promote local foods. Photo by Barry Bartel. The river is flowing, flowing and growing, the […]

10.7.2019 Written By: Chris Hoover Seidel 638 Times read

Showing up as Love

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Positive uses of power.” For more stories on this theme, see the October issue of The Mennonite. Power involves energy. The ways we engage energy are tied up in narratives, histories, agendas, self-worth, institutions, conditioning, traumas—even our sense of the Divine—and have very real consequences. Have you ever […]

9.16.2019 Written By: Craig Saylor 408 Times read

The cost of an unhealthy America

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Unhealthy in America. These words came to me as I reflected on my life as a consumer, licensed care giver, manager and board member, and hospital executive. My experience as […]

9.9.2019 Written By: Timothy Jost 770 Times read

Why are U.S. health-care costs so high?

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. It is useful to think about health-care costs in two ways: the total cost of our health-care system and the costs of health care as experienced directly by individuals. Looking […]