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Goshen College looks at past, present and future of study abroad

3.18.2019
Written By: Goshen College  
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Photo: Convocation speakers, from left, Jose Rocha, Anna Kurtz Kuk, Beth Miller, Zach Begley, Carter McKay-Epp, Jose Ortiz, Abe Medellin, Amanda Guzman, and Siana Emery. Photo by Brian Yoder Schlabach/Goshen College. Goshen (Indiana) College hosted a two-day conference March 5-6 titled “Global Education for All: Renewing Our Vision,” examining the history and considering the future of […]

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Lent: The promptings of faith

3.18.2019 Posted By: Elwood Yoder 173 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. I like Abram’s response when God offered him a covenant (Genesis 15:1-18), part […]

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May 2019 Call for Submissions: God so loved the whole world

3.11.2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 99 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our May 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on God so loved the whole world. Description of the theme: In Genesis 1, the world God created is called “good” seven times. In Genesis 2:15, God puts Adam in the Garden of Eden “to till it […]

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Lent: We must delve into ourselves

3.11.2019 Posted By: Lauren Francisco 241 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. It is incredibly easy to become lost. More than ever, people look toward […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

3.8.2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 226 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. Grateful I picked up Diana Butler Bass new book, Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks, late last week and have found it hard to […]

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Lent: Sharing ashes on the go toward wholeness

3.6.2019 Posted By: Ben Wideman 205 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. One of the first times I attended an Ash Wednesday service was during […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

3.1.2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 152 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this month. I recommend selecting one or two and jumping in over the next week. Homelessness can be addressed if we’re willing to prioritize it, and New Orleans is an example of a policy that works. I don’t usually pay much attention to T.D. Jakes, but his […]

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Features

3.18.2019 Written By: Andrea Flack-Wetherald 334 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 1,343 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 731 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 […]

2.1.2019 Written By: Cindy Warner Baker 1,218 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 702 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 1,881 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 […]

Opinions

3.18.2019 Written By: Darrin W. Snyder Belousek 444 Times read

The gospel of Jesus and Paul

Don Blosser asks, “If we let Jesus speak for himself, what would he say?” Blosser goes on to argue that Christians have listened less to Jesus and more to Paul, who preached a gospel at odds with the gospel of Jesus. The church has thus missed much of Jesus’ message. Jesus understood his messianic mission […]

3.11.2019 Written By: Sara Wenger Shenk 651 Times read

Essay #2, Sara Wenger Shenk: A living faith

Photo: Sara Wenger Shenk speaks at her inauguration as AMBS president in October 2010 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana. Photo by J. Tyler Klassen. Editor’s note: This is the second article in a seven-part series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges and seminaries. From March to June an article by each […]

2.25.2019 Written By: Jonathan Gering, Susan Schultz Huxman, Joseph A. Manickam, Sara Wenger Shenk, Rebecca Stoltzfus and Jane Wood 1,254 read

Presidents of MC USA colleges and seminaries speak to vision of education

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series by the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges and seminaries. The next six articles, one by each president, will be posted every two weeks. The entire series will be available at themennonite.org/mhea. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the articles. […]

2.18.2019 Written By: Don Blosser 3,570 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 557 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 2,539 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 […]