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Advent: Mary’s Magnificat, beautiful and infuriating

12.17. 2018 Posted By: Ben Wideman 375 Times read

This coming weekend, during the fourth Sunday of Advent, churches across the globe will read Mary’s Magnificat from the first chapter of Luke. It is a beautiful and stirring group of words in which Mary sings out her praise to God for the many blessings shown to her. To me, it feels very satisfying to […]

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Advent: An Advent of privilege

12.10. 2018 Posted By: Kevin Ressler 762 Times read

For Advent, I’ve been reflecting particularly on what it means to tell the Christmas story to my 4-year-old daughter. Particularly, as one for a preference for the Gospel of Matthew, how do I talk about the Massacre of the Innocents? This is the title given to the story of Herod ordering the killing of all […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

12.7. 2018 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 250 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this week. These are designed to expose you to a perspective you may not normally come across. 1. White supremacy and the illusion of “equity” I recently came across this article, which opened my eyes to the covert racism of the popular “equity vs. equality” meme that made […]

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February 2019 Call for Submissions: Transformation

12.6. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 137 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our February 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Transformation. Description of the theme: While Valentine’s Day occurs annually in February and typically focuses on romantic love, there are other matters of the heart worth exploring. In Acts 2, Peter addresses a crowd and calls […]

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Advent: Preparing the way by unlearning

12.3. 2018 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg 613 Times read

The days are growing darker in every way imaginable. I find myself struggling between great anxiety for the future, for the world, for the church, for my children and what they are growing up in and trying to convince myself that God is sovereign and faithful. I’m not seeing evidence of God’s sovereignty at the […]

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Tell me your name

12.3. 2018 Posted By: Mennonite Church USA 298 Times read

My husband has a gift of remembering names and faces. He can often even recall where he met someone and through whom he met them. It’s a superpower that I do not possess. In my current role as Mennonite Church USA denominational minister, I encounter so many new names throughout the day — through emails […]

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¡Bienvenidos a Meno Acontecer de noviembre, 2018!

11.29. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 68 Times read

Suscríbase gratis en: menoacontecer@themennonite.org Encuentre los números anteriores en: https://themennonite.org/spanish/menoacontecerarchivos/ Para leer más historias de Meno Acontecer, visite https://themennonite.org/the-latest/spanishes/ Versión para imprimir: Meno Acontecer PDF ME HA COSTADO MUCHO SABER COMO EVITAR DETERIORARNOS.   En marzo 23, de 2018, el  noticiero de la cadena de televisión Telemundo, reportó: “La isla de basura (plástico) entre California y Hawái, duplicaría el tamaño […]

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