Blog posts

Being our best through bipartisan friendships

5.30. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Lorraine wrote the conservative column in our school newspaper, wore a cap at our graduation that said “I survived college without becoming a liberal,” and has young Republican and Ben Carson stickers all over her laptop. I, on the other hand, wrote the left-leaning social justice column for Hesston (Kansas) College’s student news site; can […]

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A place I found healing

5.18. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Jennifer Delanty is a member of Seattle Mennonite Church and mother of four young adults, all in their 20s. She enjoys writing, cats, traveling, African-American history and counting the many blessings of her three-generation household. This post originally ran on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the […]

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Eyes wide open

5.5. 2017 Posted By: Ben Wideman

I grew up in southern Ontario, just a short distance from Canada’s Wonderland, the largest amusement park in Canada and one of the most popular places for family fun during the summer in southern Ontario. It has dozens of thrill rides and rollercoasters, and if you find a day when the lines aren’t too long, […]

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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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