On Nov. 20, Erica Littlewolf, program coordinator of the Indigenous Visioning Circle for Mennonite Central Committee Central States, sat down to talk with Hannah Heinzekehr of The Mennonite about troubling the popular narratives about Thanksgiving, the Doctrine of Discovery and strategies for learning more and engaging the stories of Indigenous people during this holiday season.
Kenneth Wettig is Pastor of Early Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Live the Sign: Radical hospitality amidst an Inhospitable culture as the local mission of the church Xenophobia (fear of strangers) is a Greek word that has been used to define our current sociopolitical climate. From the racism we witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia, to the general polarity […]
Perhaps you are among the many people who will drive many miles and hours this week (or alternatively travel via train or plane) to join family and friends for a Thanksgiving celebration. This is a prime opportunity to catch up on podcast episodes. In case you’ve missed them, here are some of our favorite episodes […]
In 2017, news in the church and around the world has happened fast, and The Mennonite has been there, providing coverage of Anabaptists working together from Charlottesville to Houston to Puerto Rico and beyond. We’ve shared stories of people affected by disasters, of church planters, protests, news from the global church, stories of peacebuilding efforts, […]
Gordon Houser is Editor of The Mennonite magazine. 1. Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ by Fleming Rutledge is a big book, but worth dipping into even if you don’t want to tackle the whole thing. Rutledge is a well-known preacher who has published numerous books of sermons. This magisterial work explores Jesus’ death from many […]
Ben Wideman is the Campus Pastor for 3rd Way Collective, a ministry of University Mennonite Church at Penn State. He blogs regularly for www.TheMennonite.org. Why has it become so hard to relate to our fellow Christians? Over the last several months I’ve heard a consistent refrain from the Christians in my life who lament their inability to […]
One of many bright spots in Lancaster City, Pennsylvania, is Central Market, the oldest continually operating farmers market in the United States. In the more than 42 years that Merle and I have lived downtown, hardly a week has gone by when I haven’t shopped at market. It’s where I buy 90 percent of our […]