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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.3. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this month. I recommend selecting one or two and jumping in over the next week. There have been plenty of things written about the world cup, but the interaction between Trevor Noah and the French Ambassador is worth paying attention to.  While MCUSA continues to grapple […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

7.20. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. This week we are having recurrent conversations about things that do not leave the mind: Hero or villain? The coach of the Thai soccer team that […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

7.13. 2018 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. Joy This summer, my congregation is doing a series on “joy.” While there are a good number of Scripture verses on joy, church can sometimes […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.8. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across in your daily lives. 1. Other ways of worship In my congregation, summer is a time where worship service attendance tends to be down. People are on vacation or spending […]

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A lament: Life and freedom through violence

4.20. 2018 Posted By: Ben Wideman

For centuries, U.S. civic leaders have told a narrative that violence and warfare are necessary for the flourishing of life. In order to be truly free, people in the United States say, we must be willing to kill. As a society we advocate for the right to bear arms, the justice of our incarceration system […]

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Lent 2018: Ashes to ashes

2.14. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Ruth Harder is pastor of Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. She is a graduate of Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. This post originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog, where the full version is available. “What are you grilling on this snowy day?” asked […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.25. 2017 Posted By: Gordon Houser

Gordon Houser is Editor of The Mennonite magazine.  1. God’s Country: Faith, Hope and the Future of the Rural Church by Brad Roth is a new book from Herald Press that is worth reading, whether or not you live in a rural area. The lessons he presents go beyond the rural context to apply to […]

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