Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of five columns written by Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee U.S. executive director, to mark 100 […]
The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our July 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on The Breath of God restores us.
This issue will get special attention as it will be available at MennoCon19.
Description of the theme:
In John 20:19-23, the Scripture featured in worship at MennoCon19, the Mennonite Church USA convention in July, Jesus visits his disciples after his resurrection. Verse 22 says that “he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit.’” In Hebrew and Greek, the word for breath and spirit are the same. Thus, the Breath of God can mean the Spirit of God. The Renewed Commitments for Mennonite Church USA says, “The Holy Spirit beckons us toward the restoration of all things in Christ.” The Holy Spirit restores our lives—both individually and communally.
Submissions may consider one of the following prompts/questions, among others:
Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than June 5.
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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