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4.10. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

When we were in school at what is now Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, my husband sang in a quartet with some of his friends. They had a lot of fun singing gospel and contemporary Christian arrangements. They especially enjoyed a song called “Into the Word.” “I heard you’re into the Word, getting into the […]

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Applying Christ’s prayer to all of us

4.3. 2018 Posted By: Ben Wideman

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” –Luke 23:34 Some Christians among us have spent years wondering to whom Jesus was offering forgiveness in that situation. Was it being offered to Pilate, the chief priests and scribes, or Herod, who all played a role in Jesus’ sentencing? Perhaps Jesus was forgiving […]

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And God did nothing

3.30. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

“Dad! Dad! Daddy, Daddy, where are you? It’s dark. It’s getting darker. I cannot see. Are you near? Where are you? You promised to always be near me. You promised to always protect me! Dad! Where are you? Why are you not here?” This is the hardest passage in the Bible for me to read. […]

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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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