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 October 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Positive uses of power.
Description of the theme:
The word “power” and its derivatives are used often in the Bible. From dunamis in Greek, power is often related to God’s actions in the world. “Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit” (Luke 4:14), preached the good news, healed people, cast out evil spirits and challenged oppressive economic and political systems, all by the power of God. We humans also have power, the ability and motivation to influence people, processes, systems, structures. The use of power can benefit or harm us. We may have exercised power in just or unjust ways. Using what power we have justly and responding to other people’s uses of power in faithful ways requires tapping into the power of the Holy Spirit.
Submissions may consider one of the following prompts/questions, among others:
Submissions are due to Editor@TheMennonite.org no later than Sept. 2.
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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