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A prayer to change the world

7.29. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite

This prayer appears in the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Holy Spirit comes: MennoCon19 in stories and photos.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Peace be with you, sons and daughters of God, for whom creation groans, we are made manifest. May we again and […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: Unity of diversity

7.24. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Through his letter to the Ephesians, Paul was front and center at all delegate meetings at MennoCon19. Not only did the assembly take the letter seriously, the biblical text did serious damage to walls, borders, views of unity and diversity and much more. […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: What do we really believe in?

7.19. 2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Today my almost 5-year-old came into the house, smiling proudly while brandishing my old but still functioning smartphone. He had just finished smashing it until the screen shattered. I was livid. My first question was, “Why?” “Why would it even cross your mind […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: Why I go to convention

7.17. 2019 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Conventions are where we in Mennonite Church USA go to wrestle with who we are. Traditionally that happens in the delegate assembly, where resolutions are passed and changes are made to church documents. However, over the last 12 years I’ve seen how it […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: This is my family

7.12. 2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. I’ve been part of the Mennonite church for 19 years. During that time, I’ve been trying to find places where I “fit” or, at the very least, feel comfortable. While the church has welcomed me with open arms, there are times where my […]

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Snapshots from Day 4 of MennoCon19

7.5. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite

All photos by Vada Snider                      

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Snapshots from Day 3 of MennoCon19

7.4. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite

All photos by Vada Snider                

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