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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.17. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

The last several weeks have been flooded with remarkable items to spark passionate conversations; here are the five we have chosen to lift up for special attention. 1. Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump, by Messiah College professor and historian John Fea (Eerdmans, 2018, $24.99). If you don’t have the energy left to […]

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How do we keep our churches safe?

7.12. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

How do we keep our church safe in a world that feels more dangerous than ever? This question has been posed frequently to both Dove’s Nest and Peace and Justice Support Network after mass shootings in churches, schools, malls, music venues and more, this past year. The question is asked of Dove’s Nest because of […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.29. 2018 Posted By: Gordon Houser

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. What Are We Doing Here?: Essays by Marilynne Robinson (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) focuses on our political climate and the mysteries of faith. Robinson is […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.15. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. Sheepdogs or Pitbulls? The Los Angeles Times recently featured a front-page article on a conference at Mariners Church supported by the California Rifle and Pistol Association. […]

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Grains of resistance

5.31. 2018 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

Police arrested nine protesters on April 5 at the Cargill poultry plant in Dayton, Virginia. The protesters chose the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination to attempt to take a petition with hundreds of signatures to Cargill management. The protesters, referred to as the Cargill Nine, had an agreement to deliver the petition […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.25. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. The arts are a good reflection of our societal dialogue, and movies can bring this dialogue to life in unique ways. A new film directed […]

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Renewing our commitment to peace

5.21. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

It is difficult to find the words as I turn on the news and see reports of our 22nd school shooting this year. This most recent school shooting moved me because it took place one hour outside of my hometown of Houston, Texas. Violence against anyone is a terrible thing, but especially troubling when our children […]

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