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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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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

6.23. 2017 Posted By: Gordon Houser

As you begin this weekend, here are some interesting things to consider: Always with Us? What Jesus Really Said about the Poor by Liz Theoharis is an important book for our time. Theoharis argues that the Bible and our faith demand that we “join and support a necessary and growing social movement to end poverty.” […]

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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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