Blog posts

Recognizing Our Bruises and Preventing More Pain

2.23. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

For the record, I do not consider myself accident prone, although I seem to hurt myself a lot. I’m not clumsy, I just have a tendency to do everything—work and play—hard and fast. Life’s too short to dilly-dally, right? And now that I have three kids, three pigs and a giant mobile chicken house to […]

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Finding your rhythm and rule

1.31. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Rachel S. Gerber is denominational minister of Christian Formation for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA Menno Snapshots blog.  How am I doing? When was the last time you really asked yourself this question (and answered)? No matter your political persuasion, these last few months have been quite … […]

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Learning how to speak

1.23. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

Jessica Schrock Ringenberg is pastor at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio. Someone once said to me, “You know what you are called to do by the things that keep you up at night pondering.” I lay awake at night trying to imagine a way that I can get “sides” to actually hear each other. […]

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Self-care as part of the vocational call

1.10. 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 The Mennonite online.  A friend recently turned to me and said, “You seem to be mired right now”. The look on my face probably betrayed that I already inherently knew that to be true. […]

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My hopes for Mennonite Church USA in 2017

1.2. 2017 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

In this new year, I hope that we can learn to live with the tensions and symmetry of membership guidelines and forbearance graces. We are sailing through difficult times in congregations, in conferences, and even occasionally in our own biological families. There are deep and fundamental differences that we face, and they are not small. […]

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Advent and Christmas snapshots

12.18. 2016 Posted By: The Mennonite

How is your congregation marking Advent and Christmas this year? We asked several Mennonite congregations to give us a sneak peek into this season at their church. Hyattsville (Maryland) Mennonite Church Every year during Advent/Christmas at Hyattsville Mennonite Church, we gather to sing Christmas selections from Händel’s Messiah. In the past, this was done on […]

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A day after the election reflection

11.9. 2016 Posted By: Hannah Heinzekehr

Hannah Heinzekehr is the Executive Director of The Mennonite, Inc. “Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on earth but yours, Yours are the eyes with which he looks Compassion on this world, Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good, Yours are the hands, with which he blesses […]

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