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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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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, 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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