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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.17. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 292 Times read

The last several weeks have been flooded with remarkable items to spark passionate conversations; here are the five we have chosen to lift up for special attention. 1. Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump, by Messiah College professor and historian John Fea (Eerdmans, 2018, $24.99). If you don’t have the energy left to […]

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Immigration Community Day held in Philadelphia

8.13. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 255 Times read

As I stepped onto the upper floor of Centro de Alabanza, a humble church building in the heart of South Philly, I encountered a flood of color; blue, purple, green and orange hues hung from the ceilings and walls as lively decor, and a spectrum of dark brown to beige smiling faces filled the room. […]

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Women claim healthy boundaries

8.10. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 263 Times read

There was beauty in the room as women and girls from 12 different states entered a sacred space July 26-27 in Omaha, Nebraska, to explore and claim healthy personal boundaries. I breathed a prayer of thanks that I could attend “Empowering Women: Claiming Healthy Personal Boundaries,” a collaboration of Mennonite Women USA and Dove’s Nest. […]

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Video reflection on “Church Planting”

8.3. 2018 Posted By: Lauren Francisco 165 Times read

Lauren Francisco is a blogger for The Mennonite and produces a video reflection for each issue of The Mennonite magazine. This is her reflection on “Church Planting,” the theme for the August 2018 issue. To read the August 2018 issue, click here.  Lauren Francisco is a member of Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Virginia.

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

8.3. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 205 Times read

Here are five things worth paying attention to this month. I recommend selecting one or two and jumping in over the next week. There have been plenty of things written about the world cup, but the interaction between Trevor Noah and the French Ambassador is worth paying attention to.  While MCUSA continues to grapple […]

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The importance of relationships

7.30. 2018 Posted By: Jerrell Williams 224 Times read

Last week was my busiest one yet with Franconia Mennonite Conference. I sat in on a board meeting. I went to a goodbye blessing and celebration for John Stoltzfus, who served for six and a half years as youth pastor for Franconia Conference and campus pastor for Dock Mennonite Academy. I went to a staff meeting […]

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October 2018 Call for Submissions: Putting ‘love your enemies’ into action

7.26. 2018 Posted By: The Mennonite 116 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our October 2018 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Putting ‘love your enemies’ into action. Description of the theme: The Sermon on the Mount, a section in Matthew’s Gospel that includes teachings Jesus gave to his disciples, has been a key part of Mennonite beliefs […]

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