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Friday Roundup: Six things worth paying attention to this week

2.17. 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.  We are submitting our Friday Roundup from Nanjing, China where we are guests at the theological seminary where our daughter Kate serves on the […]

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When news breaks: A dramatic reading for congregations

2.8. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

Jessica Schrock Ringenberg is pastor at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio. This skit was first performed at Zion Mennonite Church on Feb. 5.  Cast: Producer Edward R. Murrough Reporter 1 Reporter 2 Audience 1 Audience 2 Scene: One stool up front, stage center. Preferably a microphone on a stand. Ed sits on the stool. Producer […]

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Welcome all immigrants

2.8. 2017 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

Elwood Yoder has taught high school history and social studies courses for 34 years, since 1988 at Eastern Mennonite High School. Elwood has written seven books, including congregational histories and historical novels. Elwood is Editor of Shenandoah Mennonite Historian, and he is also Editor of Today, a publication of Eastern Mennonite School. Nine generations ago my […]

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Christians gather to protest 40 years of capital punishment

2.7. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Elisabeth Wilder lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and is studying at Eastern Mennonite University. She is spending this semester in Washington, D.C. Photo: Protestors holding a “Stop Executions” sign stand on the steps of the Supreme Court on Jan. 17 to protest the death penalty. Photo by Elisabeth Wilder.  At 10 a.m. on Jan. 17, the […]

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Saturday round-up: Five things worth paying attention to this week

1.28. 2017 Posted By: Gordon Houser

Gordon Houser is Editor of The Mennonite magazine.  Academy Award (or Oscar) nominations came out this week. I recorded my own top 10 films of 2016 at ThirdWay.com last Friday. Other things worth paying attention to include: 1. Last week, I saw Hidden Figures, nominated for Best Picture by the Academy (though not in my top 10). […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

1.20. 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. I Am Not Your Negro: Write a note to yourself to watch for this documentary when it is released in the next several months. […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

1.6. 2017 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 have spent […]

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