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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

5.18. 2017 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.  May, the time when we may experience spring, when we may pick fresh flowers, may kneel and pray as we pull weeds, may enjoy […]

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Slavery at Angola

4.26. 2017 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Cherelle M. Dessus is legislative assistant and communications coordinator in the MCC Washington Office. This piece originally appeared on MCC’s Peace on the Hill column for PeaceSigns, the online news magazine of the Peace and Justice Support Network. As they slowly waved to me, I felt like a free black person in the North riding […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.21. 2017 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. “Prayer isn’t something we do; it is something God does.” We are talking about this line from the two articles in The Christian […]

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Social activism: Should we act in civil disobedience?

4.12. 2017 Posted By: Glen Guyton

Glen Guyton is chief operating officer for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Youth Specialties blog.  Yes! I believe that as Christians we should engage our world. We are called to engage, but that can mean different things to different people. Jesus clearly pushed the limits when dealing with the institutional church […]

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Lima Bean Eulogy: A poem for MJ

3.29. 2017 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

We planted lima beans the morning after villagers found MJ’s body. The rotund little green dumplings nestling to the damp earth He nestled in a shallow grave with Zaida and Betu along the road from from Bukonde to Tshimbulu in Kasai. In a few weeks those dumplings will bust up, burst out and wind their […]

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Remembering MJ

3.28. 2017 Posted By: Ben Wideman

I was a student at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, during the era when Texas Hold’em Poker became an obsession. It seemed like everywhere you looked people were not just playing the game, but watching it on ESPN, playing online, enjoying movies about card-counting casino heists, reading about it in magazine or writing books on […]

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Friday Roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

3.24. 2017 Posted By: Gordon Houser

Gordon Houser is editor of The Mennonite. 1. Lincoln in the Bardo is the first novel by George Saunders, the best-selling short story writer. (Last summer, I wrote about Tenth of December, his outstanding collection.) The novel is set in February 1862, following the death of President Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie. The grief-stricken president visits […]

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