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Lent: The key witness

4.22. 2019 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Our local community context continues to change significantly. Nowadays it is easier to […]

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Jesus’ truthfulness and Peter’s denial

4.15. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite

There’s an old story—it’s probably a legend—about an evangelist who travels to Indiana, to farm country, to share the gospel, to convert people to Christianity. He meets a Mennonite at the general store. The evangelist says, “Sir, are you a Christian?” And the Mennonite responds, “I’m not the best person to answer that question. You […]

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Lent: Palm Sunday’s temptation

4.15. 2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. It has been a difficult year. My family bought a business. We moved […]

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Lent: Is God like Jesus?

4.8. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Lectionary reading: John 8:12-20 “The Father who sent me is with me…” “And […]

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Lent: Modern-day self-righteousness

4.1. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. The parable of the prodigal son is possibly the most well-known of the […]

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Lent: Enneagram, justice and the mystery of grace

3.25. 2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways…” I […]

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Lent: The promptings of faith

3.18. 2019 Posted By: Elwood Yoder

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. I like Abram’s response when God offered him a covenant (Genesis 15:1-18), part […]

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