Blog posts

Forbearance is forever: Reflections on Allegheny Mennonite Conference

1.5. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

David E. Mishler is Conference Minister for Allegheny Mennonite Conference.  When I returned to Allegheny Conference at the call of its Leadership Council in 2016, I knew that the road ahead would be fraught with questions, anger, misunderstanding, lament…and praise and joy, relief and new energy. This anticipated mixture was what drew me and also […]

Read more

Benefiting from sin

1.3. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

I benefit from sin every day. Sin, as I have always understood it, is any action or inaction that breaks a relationship with God, others, self, or all of creation. When I first began to grasp the concept of sin beyond just disobeying my parents, I understood that sin was a word synonymous with harm. […]

Read more

Advent and Christmas snapshots

12.24. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

How is your congregation marking Advent and Christmas this year? Last year and this year, we asked several Mennonite congregations to give us a sneak peek into this season at their church. We’ve combined reflections from 2016 and 2017 here. Want to send your photo and reflections our way? Send them to (Churches are […]

Read more

¡Bienvenidos a Meno Acontecer de diciembre, 2017!

12.19. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Suscríbase gratis en: Encuentre los números anteriores en: Para leer más historias de Meno Acontecer, visite Versión para imprimir: Meno Acontecer PDF ¿Creemos Realmente que Jesús Nació el 25 de Diciembre?  Muchos grupos cristianos afirman que el cristianismo celebra el nacimiento de Jesús el 25 de diciembre, porque los padres de la Iglesia se adueñaron de […]

Read more

Holiday spending and your budget: Five tips for avoiding common pitfalls

12.14. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Shari Beck is a Financial Advisor with Everence.  Black Friday is officially over and the holiday gift season has started. Even if you overindulged over Thanksgiving – in more ways than one – it’s not too late to keep your holiday spending under control. First, let’s assess the situation. Are you over budget and what can we […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more