Blog posts

The Challenge of Christian-to-Christian Communication

11.16. 2017 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  Why has it become so hard to relate to our fellow Christians? Over the last several months I’ve heard a consistent refrain from the Christians in my life who lament their inability to […]

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November Faith Formation Checklist

11.9. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

In November, faith formation leaders are preparing to celebrate Advent and thinking about curriculum for the winter Sunday School quarter. Here are some tips on where to find what you need. 1. Advent At-Home worship guide. Every Christian family has the same struggle during the Christmas season: keeping the focus on Jesus rather than presents. Parents, […]

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The consistency of transitions

11.8. 2017 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr

Hannah Heinzekehr is Executive Director of The Mennonite. This article appeared as the November 2017 editorial in The Mennonite magazine.  I have a specific memory of sitting with friends at a park roughly a year after we graduated from college. Collectively, the year between graduation and our gathering had been full of job searches, weddings, break-ups, […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

11.3. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Jennie Wintermote is a native Kansan, an interim pastor, grad student, and director of the Western District Conference Resource Library. She loves reading, scrapbooking, and trying to figure out what it means to live out her faith every day. She also tries to remember to blog at It’s still early in November but I’m already […]

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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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Faith Online: Pain, paradox and promise

10.17. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Malinda Elizabeth Berry lives in Elkhart, Indiana, where she and her family are part of Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church. She teaches theology and ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and is a student of nonviolent communication. Malinda’s is the last post in Mennonite Church USA’s Faith Online series on the Menno Snapshots blog, where this […]

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Let’s talk about wealth

10.13. 2017 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective at Penn State University.  How do you determine your wealth? One of the ways I know I’m wealthy is that in the few moments of my life where I’ve experienced some kind of tragedy or significant life event, I recognize that the support I get from […]

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