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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

10.19. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite

Each week we find it hard to pare down the conversations at home, at church and online, so this week we add a bonus item. And we have more. Never Caught is the story of George and Martha Washington’s relentless pursuit of a runaway slave who made her escape by advantage of temporary living in […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

9.21. 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. Demoting, ousting, severing, canceling. Mennonite World Review has set all of us connected with Fresno (California) Pacific University into concerned conversations. The article by Tim Huber […]

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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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