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Christmas day: Christ in us

12.25. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Kelly Bates Oglesby resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Herman Oglesby. She serves God by serving people with humility and love. Kelly works to bring peace and reconciliation and welcomes opportunities to fellowship. 14 The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, […]

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Christmas Eve: Silent Night

12.24. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Jennifer Harris Dault is the associate pastor at St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship and student to her toddler son. She; her husband, Allyn; their son, Simeon; and their two cats live in intentional community in South St. Louis. Tonight I’ll be participating in one of my favorite holiday traditions—the Christmas Eve service. Like many of you, […]

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A beautiful mess

12.23. 2016 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is the Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective, a ministry of University Mennonite Church at Penn State. He blogs regularly for The Mennonite online.  I love this time of year for its beauty and simplicity. I love it for its symbolism and meaning in our lives. I even cautiously love what our cultural traditions have […]

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Advent day 27: Waiting is hard

12.23. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Calenthia S. Dowdy, PhD is a restless black woman. She teaches college students and sometimes speaks and writes, and does a bunch of other things in anticipation of the next great thing. She lives and serves in the Mennonite churches of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Waiting is hard. And when what we are waiting for appears, it […]

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Advent day 26: Does Jesus’ coming inspire hope or hesitancy?

12.22. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Lynda Hollinger-Janzen desires to be known as a follower of Jesus. This pilgrimage has taken her to three continents. She is currently living in Goshen, Indiana, working as a writer at Mennonite Mission Network and as a self-employed massage therapist. She and her husband, Rod, delight in their three adult children. Reflections drawn from today’s […]

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Advent day 25: Introducing God

12.21. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Peter Wiebe is a native of Manitoba and a graduate of Goshen (Ind.) College and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Ind. He has served as pastor of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church, Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville, Ohio, and Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Ariz. Peter has been […]

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Advent day 24: Precocious kids & revolutionary mamas

12.20. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Megan is a precocious kid alumna and an aspiring Revolutionary Mama, serving as Lead Pastor at Seattle Mennonite Church. She loves being an aunt to five adorable littles, honorary auntie to the children of beloved friends, and auntie-mama-pastor to many, many more children of the church and world. I’m guessing that Mary was a precocious […]

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