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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.28. 2017 Posted By: Gordon Houser

  Gordon Houser is editor of The Mennonite. 1. Exit West is a novel by Mohsin Hamid, who also wrote the novels The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia. The novel is set in February 1862, following the death of President Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie. The grief-stricken president visits his […]

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Anabaptist Women in North America: A photo essay

3.27. 2017 Posted By: The Mennonite

In March, as part of its 125th anniversary issue, Vogue magazine published a series of photographs of women across the United States. One of these photo essays was titled “Anabaptists in America” and it featured photos of Conservative Mennonite and Amish women near Martinsburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Conservative Mennonite and Amish women are certainly Anabaptist women and an […]

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The cross: Hope and challenge

9.21. 2016 Posted By: Byron Pellecer

Byron Pellecer is associate conference minister for Western District Conference.  It is in the midst of the turbulent times that we live in, filled with violence, darkness and sentiments of racism and racial profiling, just to name a few, that I found the cross to be not just a symbol of Christian faith. Rather I […]

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What Love Does

6.28. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Kelly Bates Oglesby resides with her husband in Indianapolis. Presently she’s discerning ministry/pastoral opportunities while providing supply preaching and teaching service as called. She’s looking forward to the Women in Leadership Project’s Women Doing Theology conference in November. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog of Mennonite Church USA.  Verbs are action indicators in our […]

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The singing of a love song

6.21. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Raquel Esteves-Joyce works at Haverford College as a faculty affiliate of the Writing Center and a learning specialist at the Office of Academic Resources. She also serves as a board member of Oxford Circle Christian Community Development Association. She has a master’s degree in Multicultural Education from Eastern University and her doctorate in Education from […]

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A National Call for Christian Lament

6.13. 2016 Posted By: Jessica Schrock Ringenberg

Jessica Schrock Ringenberg is pastor at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold, Ohio.  Dear God, What have we, your children, done? Forgive us for the way we have contributed to the polarizing atmosphere in our culture. Forgive us for treating those in leadership we disagree with so poorly that only the most narcissistic are willing to […]

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Commemorating the Reformation

2.5. 2016 Posted By: wearemenno

Andre Gingerich Stoner is the director of Holistic Witness for Mennonite Church USA. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog. In early December, I had a chance to spend several days at an annual “ecumenical officers’ retreat” with counterparts from about a dozen denominations. The Evangelical Church in America (ELCA), United Methodists, a […]

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