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MC USA announces staff transitions

5.20.2019
Written By: Mennonite Church USA  
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Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) will be experiencing several staff transitions in the coming weeks and months. Jennifer Castro has accepted a position at the Martinez Street Women’s Center in San Antonio, Texas, as director of programs. She has served with MC USA as the coordinator of Women in Leadership (WIL) and communications associate since […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.17.2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 360 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. Rachel Held Evans called every woman to step boldly into her own place. We find ourselves a part of a worldwide digital community sharing grief […]

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May recipe: Lebanese-inspired tomato and cucumber salad

5.15.2019 Posted By: The Hungry Hounds 98 Times read

I, Paul, travel a lot for work. A favorite ritual after each trip is to try and bring some of the new flavors back to our table in Haiti. In a small way, it makes these long trips and hard-to-imagine places a little more understandable for our two curious toddlers. This Lebanese-inspired cucumber and tomato […]

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Smells like the Holy Spirit

5.13.2019 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 425 Times read

The closing worship service for #MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA convention to be held in July, will be based on Jesus’ sending words to his disciples in John 20. Traditionally, the sending message at the end of our national conventions is a charge to answer the call to live into the great commission and witness […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.10.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 381 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. Deb Detwiler Late last month, my Goshen community lost Dr. Deb Detwiler, professor of music at Goshen (Indiana) College. For over 20 years she taught […]

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An overdue letter to Rachel Held Evans

5.7.2019 Posted By: Ben Wideman 1,736 read

Dear Rachel Held Evans, I’m writing with an overdue note of appreciation. Last week’s news of your passing shook me at a deeper level than I anticipated, and I wondered if putting words on paper would help me process some of what I have felt. I think my first memory of you was hearing about […]

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July 2019 Call for Submissions: The Breath of God restores us

5.6.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 178 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our July 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on The Breath of God restores us. This issue will get special attention as it will be available at MennoCon19. Description of the theme: In John 20:19-23, the Scripture featured in worship at MennoCon19, the Mennonite […]

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Features

5.3.2019 Written By: Luke Gascho 1,119 read

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 2,054 Times 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 30 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 484 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 1,836 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 814 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 […]

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5.20.2019 Written By: David C. Garen 616 Times read

Mennonite values in a warming world

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. Climate warming is the biggest, most fundamentally threatening environmental issue to come along in the history of humanity. As a scientist, I am naturally very interested in climate warming’s […]

5.20.2019 Written By: Susan Schultz Huxman 454 Times read

Essay #7, Susan Schultz Huxman: We’re better together

Photo: Susan Schultz Huxman. Photo provided by Eastern Mennonite University. Editor’s note: This is the seventh article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for […]

5.13.2019 Written By: Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions 538 Times read

Mennonite voices respond to climate reports

For more stories on the theme “God so loved the whole world,” see the May issue of The Mennonite. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Much of the climate discussion in recent months has been stimulated by the release of several key reports on the state of climate change: […]

5.6.2019 Written By: Duane Stoltzfus 5,549 Times read

An apology for Alcatraz

Photo: Stairs leading down to the basement known as “the hole” in the cell house at Alcatraz. Photo by Duane Stoltzfus. The most powerful nation in the world rarely summons the will to say sorry. An apology from the United States, if it happens at all, can be decades, even centuries, in the making. In […]

5.6.2019 Written By: Jon C. Gering 635 Times read

Essay #6, Jon C. Gering: A slogan for the rebirth of Mennonite higher education

Photo: Jon C. Gering. Photo provided by Bethel College. Editor’s note: This is the sixth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our […]

4.22.2019 Written By: Jane M. Wood 323 Times read

Essay #5, Jane M. Wood: Our shared mission matters

Photo: Jane M. Wood. Photo provided by Bluffton University. Editor’s note: This is the fifth article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA higher education institutions. From March to May an article by each president will be posted every two weeks. The entire series is available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our […]