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Will we be damned?

2.15. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Kevin Ressler is executive director at Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and co-founder of the Lancaster Action Now Coalition. He attends Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster. I have a Meals on Wheels volunteer, Murphey, who always greets us by saying, “Happy breathing.” Influenced by Buddhist thought, he is always reminding us to appreciate every […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

2.9. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Joanne Gallardo is pastor of faith formation at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. 1. Lent The Lenten season is fast approaching. In fact, Feb. 14, of all days, is Ash Wednesday. The imposition of ashes is how many traditions choose to mark this occasion. By having the ashes smudged in the sign of the […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

2.2. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

This week’s post comes from Jennie Wintermote. Jennie 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 prairieroseramblings.weebly.com. I’ve been thinking […]

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Five things worth paying attention to this week

1.28. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Ben Tapper has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Manchester University, a master’s degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. He serves as the faith formation coordinator for First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is actively involved in community engagement.  Here […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to

1.18. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

David and Leann Augsburger are two semi-retired people who co-lead a home base church (Peace Mennonite Church, Claremont, California) and volunteer to welcome, care and connect people in the San Gabriel valley. 1. Mudbound. Director Dee Ree’s shocking story of American racism. The story progresses slowly and then one forgets all that went before in the blaze […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

1.12. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Joanne Gallardo is pastor of faith formation at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. 1. The Read Harder Challenge: I was given a New Year’s challenge by a friend to help me get out of my usual “reading” routine, which consistently involves reading theology, self-help and extremely sad books. Book Riot has come up with their […]

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The unseen hand of God

1.8. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Barbara Nkala is the Mennonite World Conference representative for Southern Africa. This column first appeared in the January edition of The Mennonite magazine. Only a small portion of our print articles are shared online. Subscribe now to receive a year of The Mennonite each month. The dramatic events in Zimbabwe were unexpected, unbelievable, unforeseen. The saga […]

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