Blog posts

Speaking up and showing up

4.18. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Alyssa Rodriguez attends First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa, and works as a free health clinic coordinator, serving uninsured and under-insured populations while also learning the ins and outs of motherhood with her beloved daughter, Zulema. This post originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s Menno Snapshots blog.  Beginning last summer, following the retirement of our co-pastors […]

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MMMMs: Expanding our Churchly imagination

10.30. 2015 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Four tree trunks echo the four streams of Anabaptism. Photo by Tim Nafziger.  In the wake of this summer’s Mennonite Church USA convention and the pending departure of Lancaster Conference, I am reflecting on the role of “Moderate Mennonite Male Managers” (MMMM’s) in our institutions. This recent essay by John Rempel inspired me to look specifically […]

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On love, journey and shoes

9.22. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Marty Lehman is the administrative pastor at College Mennonite Church, a large congregation located on the Goshen College campus. Previously she served in administrative roles at various Mennonite organizations; most recently as the associate executive director for Mennonite Church USA Executive Board. She and her husband, Rex Hooley, live in Goshen, Ind. What does it […]

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Discernment needed

7.31. 2015 Posted By: Rafael Barahona

This past 4th of July, the news reported that in an Oklahoma Wal-Mart a person dressed as an armored vehicle delivery driver was handed 75 thousand dollars in cash without anyone suspecting that he was an impostor until the real driver arrived an hour later that afternoon. How can such deception be possible? How could […]

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“Hey, denomination, can I bend your ear for a tick?” Part 1

7.6. 2015 Posted By: Malinda Elizabeth Berry Berry

Last year, Anna Groff asked me to join the team of bloggers for The Mennonite, and I said yes. I even had a plan for what I was going to write about: reflections on a series of Christian practices that the 21st-century Church can do to be relevant to the world and deepen the spirituality […]

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Discarding the theological trans-fats

6.24. 2015 Posted By: Rafael Barahona

In a report published on June 17, in the journal PLOS One, researchers announced that eating any amount of trans-fats, or hydrogenated oils in foods, affects and wreaks havoc on the memory. Artificial trans-fats which are partially hydrogenated oils, are destroying our memory, and the Food and Drug Administration will require that they be removed […]

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The table is large

6.9. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Meghan Florian is a writer and editor from Durham, N.C. She blogs about theology and feminism at, and is currently at work on her first book. Meghan is a member of Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship. This ran as a #wearemenno blog on the Mennonite Church USA website.  After I had been attending a Mennonite […]

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