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The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our December 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Good News, Great Joy.
Description of the theme:
An angel of the Lord stood before the shepherds, and they were terrified. “Do not be afraid,” the angel says in Luke 1. “I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.” A Savior, the Messiah, the Lord, has been born. When have you experienced good news of great joy? Joy is from God, a deepseated emotion within our beings. Joy is not earned but is a discipline that needs attention and intention. Joy is the knowledge that God is always with us, and “the joy of the Lord is your strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). Perhaps you have experienced joy in pain, in sorrow, in loss, in fear. Perhaps you have experienced joy when the good news appeared in and through and among us.
Submissions may consider one of the following prompts/questions, among others:
Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than Nov. 1.
We welcome articles—personal stories, biblical or theological reflections, stories about your congregation, and more (800-1,200 words)—as well as original photography, videos and artwork on the theme. Please note we are committed to anti-oppression reviews as part of our editorial process. When developing your submission, please review our updated anti-oppression guidelines as well as our editorial guidelines.
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