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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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King is Your Word

4.16. 2016 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

I went against my best judgment and reposted a controversial post on Facebook. You know the scenario—it is one of the many controversial issues in the media right now. I hesitated to weigh in, take a stand and repost it, but after looking at all of the other brazen opinions and assumptions out there, all […]

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Seeking relief, restoring hearts

3.10. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

This reflection was first published on goshen.edu/devotions, where you can read more devotions and subscribe to receive them in your inbox each weekday during Lent. By Gabby Castañon, a sophomore environmental science major from San Antonio, Texas Scripture: Psalm 126 (NRSV) Prior to college, the infamous Goshen gray that people warned about served merely as a mystery. […]

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A life unbridled

3.9. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

This reflection was first published on goshen.edu/devotions, where you can read more devotions and subscribe to receive them in your inbox each weekday during Lent. By Adela Hufford, director of admissions, Goshen College Scripture: Psalm 32 (NRSV) Psalm 32:9 encourages us to “not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed […]

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Should I stay or should I go?

3.9. 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 is also the newest blogger for TheMennonite.org.  When should we stay and work, and when it is time to move on? I find myself asking this question a lot. A few weeks ago an opinion […]

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