Blog posts

Vocation and occupation: How to respond to God’s call on your life

11.23. 2016 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA

Del Hershberger lives in Hesston, Kansas, with his wife, Michele. Del works at Mennonite Mission Network as the director of the Christian Service department, but also makes time to ride his motorcycle to places like the Baja and Alaska when he has a chance. This post originally appeared on Mennonite Mission Network’s Beyond Blog.  If […]

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Should I stay or should I go?

3.9. 2016 Posted By: Ben Wideman

Ben Wideman is the Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective, a ministry of University Mennonite Church at Penn State. He is also the newest blogger for  When should we stay and work, and when it is time to move on? I find myself asking this question a lot. A few weeks ago an opinion […]

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We are the Borg

11.7. 2015 Posted By: Glen Guyton

The world is changing and I am not always sure it is for the better. At times it seems that we are becoming a world where difference, or a least differing opinions, are not valued. The collective mind is prized above that of the individual. It is like we are living in a bad episode […]

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Mothering and moving on

5.9. 2015 Posted By: wearemenno

Alyssa Rodriguez attends First Mennonite Church in Iowa City, Iowa and works as a Family Support Worker for marginalized populations while also learning the ins-and-outs of motherhood with her beloved daughter, Zulema. This first appeared as a #wearemenno blog on the Mennonite Church USA website.  As I reflect on celebrating my first Mother’s Day as […]

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The anxiety of aging

4.17. 2015 Posted By: Gordon Houser

Noah Baumbach’s new film, While We’re Young, is his most mature (no pun intended) and funny film to date. Each of his films (The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg and Frances Ha) combine funny dialogue with the painful drama of relationships. While We’re Young opens with a middle-age couple, Josh (Ben […]

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No more milestones on Facebook

2.24. 2015 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg

Libby Ringenberg’s first year of life was chronicled on Facebook. I stopped posting my children’s developmental milestones on Facebook. I come from a large close-knit family, who I never get to see. Imagine my excitement when I realized that Facebook would enable me to keep my family updated on how my first child was growing […]

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Anabaptist Ghosts, Part 1: Social advocacy and confrontation

5.9. 2011 Posted By: Tim Nafziger

In this month’s editorial in The Mennonite, editor Everett Thomas quoted Mennonite Church USA executive director Ervin Stutzman as follows: “The experience of Pink Mennos at Columbus in 2009,” Stutzman said, “introduced a new level of engagement in controversial matters … The techniques of social advocacy and confrontation that we have taught young adults in […]

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