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When I’m Afraid, I Practice Dying

10.31. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

Soon after my dear friend and mentor Anne was killed in a car accident, I suddenly developed a fear of flying. It caught me off guard when I found myself having a panic attack soon after our airplane took off on the way to the Mennonite Church USA convention in San Jose, California, while I […]

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#ShapedbyScripture: Join the conversation

9.29. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

The October issue of The Mennonite magazine features first-person reflections on Scripture passages that have challenged, shaped and transformed people across Mennonite Church USA. For example, Claire DeBerg reflects on Luke 5 and the story of Jesus calling the first disciples and the ways this story impacted her during an unexpected pregnancy. And throughout the month of […]

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Love is a Verb: Virtual Bible study series with Michele Hershberger

5.18. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

The Mennonite, Inc. is teaming up with Michele Hershberger, a Bible professor at Hesston (Kansas) College, to offer a series of four virtual Bible studies for Junior and Senior High youth groups. Whether your group is headed to the Mennonite Church USA convention in Orlando this summer or not, they’ll be sure to benefit from Michele’s […]

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Lent reflection: Can we trust God?

3.24. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

“Samuel was angry, and he cried out to the Lord all that night.” 1 Samuel 15:10b, NIV Read: 1 Samuel 15:10-21 Why pick this difficult passage from Samuel for our reflection when the other lectionary texts for this day are the familiar-and-beloved Psalm 23 and the clear-and-oft-repeated rules for getting along in Ephesians 4? Well, exactly that. I […]

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Aprendiendo Juntos (Learning Together)

9.1. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Lizette Hernandez is the Mennonite Hispanic Initiatives Intern for Virginia Mennonite Missions.  Every Monday night, a group of over 20 students gather together to engage in a biblical-theological class in one of the classrooms at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This might sound like a regular seminary class at EMS, except that the class […]

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If love is a verb

8.22. 2016 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

Jessica Schrock Ringenberg is pastor at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio. It’s really hard to show love when your arms are tied behind your back. I had never really thought about it before, until I watched my “baby” brother from a distance, arms cuffed behind his back, being escorted out of the courtroom after […]

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Aguapanela: Youth and children drink in curriculum’s “faith vitamins”

8.22. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

Photo: The creation team officially presents the curriculum. From left: Rut Atarama, Fabiola Arango, Diana Suárez, Rosa Triana and Amanda Valencia. Photo courtesy of Rut Atarama.  Rut Atarama is a member of the Iglesia Cristiana Hermanos Menonitas, Miraflores. Piura, Perú (Mennonite Brethren church in Peru). This post was originally published by Mennonite World Conference.  “There is […]

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