Blog posts

Five Podcasts to Listen to on your Thanksgiving road trip

11.19. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

Perhaps you are among the many people who will drive many miles and hours this week (or alternatively travel via train or plane) to join family and friends for a Thanksgiving celebration. This is a prime opportunity to catch up on podcast episodes. In case you’ve missed them, here are some of our favorite episodes […]

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As I walk through the shadow of the valley: A search for justice

6.28. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for you are with me; your […]

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For the sake of the children

4.3. 2017 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

“We were born for this!” In the height of an emotionally powerful song, in the midst of a worship service, the worship leader with his deep caramel-smooth voice declared, with arms in the air, “We were born for this!” I had heard him say this before, but in this particular moment it caught my attention […]

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A peacemaking God?

9.6. 2016 Posted By: Drew Hart

Drew G.I. Hart is Professor of Theology at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Drew is the author of  Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism. He blogs for The Mennonite.  While humanity frequently experiences God’s goodness, including good creation, we also experience waves of devastating violence and brutal oppression. And when we consider the complicated […]

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Extremists for Peace?

7.12. 2016 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is campus pastor for 3rd Way Collective at Penn State University and blogs for The Mennonite.  On Sunday, July 10th, four historic peace churches met in State College, Pennsylvania, for what was billed as the first ever “Meeting for Peace” in our town. In the wake of another difficult national news cycle filled […]

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Dallas makes nonviolent direct action all the more important

7.10. 2016 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

In the wake of the shootings of police and civilians in Dallas, many voices are blaming the Black Lives Matter movement and the growing opposition to police violence and white supremacy. But now more than ever we need movements of committed, militant nonviolence. Shootings like the one in Dallas grow out of what scholar Ron […]

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Claiming God’s love after the trauma of war

5.30. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

The Peace and Justice Support Network, a joint project of Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Church USA, offers a six week Sunday School curriculum, Returning Veterans, Returning Hope, focused on returning veterans and how the church can play a part in their healing journeys. This curriculum draws from biblical reflection, the latest understandings of trauma […]

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