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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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Let anyone with ears to hear, listen!

9.3. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Linda Gehman Peachey is a free-lance writer, living in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She has an Master of Divinity degree from AMBS and is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Previously, Linda worked for Mennonite Central Committee on women’s concerns and also served with her husband Titus as co-director of Peace and Justice […]

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Jesus doesn’t need a denomination, but you might

8.28. 2015 Posted By: Glen Guyton

The leadership education department at Duke University asks a good question: What’s the future of denominations? As a current denominational leader on an unsteady ship I probably think about this every single day and twice on Monday. As a former pastor I think, “Do I really need BIG denomination? Local ministry is where it is […]

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