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My top 10 songs: Rafael Barahona

4.11. 2017 Written By: Rafael Barahona

Rafael Barahona is the owner of R3 Design in Goshen, Indiana. He is a creative consultant with years of professional experience in design and marketing. He attends Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen with his family.  I imagine that selecting one’s 10 all-time favorite songs seems like an impossible task for most. I feel the same […]

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My top 10 songs: Philipp Gollner

1.24. 2017 Written By: Philipp Gollner

Philipp Gollner is Assistant Professor of US History at Goshen (Indiana) College. He is also the book review editor for Mennonite Quarterly Review. 1. Hubert von Goisern, Brenna Tats Guat (Live recording from Vienna): A rapped-ish and accordion-heavy Austrian environmentalist battlesong against king ethanol. It doesn’t sound like German, because it’s Austrian and/or Bavarian; my kind […]

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My top 10 songs: Marshall King

12.1. 2016 Written By: Marshall King

Marshall V. King is a freelance writer, specializing in food, community and travel, based in Goshen, Indiana. He attends Assembly Mennonite Church. You can learn more about Marshall at his website, hungrymarshall.com.   1. The Avett Brothers, “Salvation Song”: This band, led by brothers Seth and Scott Avett, plays a lively mix of bluegrass and country […]

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Advent playlist 2016

11.21. 2016 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr

Last year, when I was working on pulling together the 2016 Advent playlist, I wrote about why Advent was my favorite season of the church year. That remains as true this year as it was last year, but this year, even more than last, the impending Advent season, which also holds the longest night of […]

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November playlist: Kate Mast

11.4. 2016 Written By: Kate Mast

This month’s playlist comes from Kate Mast. Originally from Oklahoma, Kate now resides in Hesston, Kansas. She currently works as the workroom supervisor at the Mennonite Central Committee Material Resource Center in North Newton, Kansas. You can listen to most of the songs on Kate’s playlist below.  I am very interested in the movement of music: […]

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My top 10 songs: Lauren Francisco

8.30. 2016 Written By: Lauren Francisco

Lauren Francisco is serving a year in South Africa with Mennonite Mission Network. She blogs for The Mennonite.  At least once a month, we post a new playlist featuring someone’s top 10 most important songs and their rationale for selecting said songs. Read about Lauren’s picks and be sure to scroll down to listen to […]

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My top 10 songs: Melissa Florer-Bixler

7.28. 2016 Written By: Melissa Florer-Bixler

Each month, we’ll feature a playlist from a different individual across Mennonite Church USA reflecting on their top 10 most important songs. This month’s playlist comes from Melissa Florer-Bixler. Melissa is licensed for ministry in Virginia Mennonite Conference, although she currently serves the people of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina, as Minister […]

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