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Jesus’ truthfulness and Peter’s denial

4.15. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 581 Times read

There’s an old story—it’s probably a legend—about an evangelist who travels to Indiana, to farm country, to share the gospel, to convert people to Christianity. He meets a Mennonite at the general store. The evangelist says, “Sir, are you a Christian?” And the Mennonite responds, “I’m not the best person to answer that question. You […]

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Lent: Palm Sunday’s temptation

4.15. 2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg 520 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. It has been a difficult year. My family bought a business. We moved […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.12. 2019 Posted By: Joanne Gallardo 390 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 in your daily lives. 1. The Lord is (almost) risen indeed On Easter Sunday, some church members and I are going to try and make it though William Billings’ “The […]

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June 2019 Call for Submissions: Congregational peace witness

4.8. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 136 Times read

The Mennonite, Inc., invites your original submissions for our June 2019 print magazine issue and corresponding online content focusing on Congregational peace witness. Description of the theme: Psalm 34:14 says, “Seek peace [shalom] and pursue it.” Jesus says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). The Renewed Commitments […]

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Lent: Is God like Jesus?

4.8. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 512 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. Lectionary reading: John 8:12-20 “The Father who sent me is with me…” “And […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

4.5. 2019 Posted By: Jennie Wintermote 115 Times read

Lately I’ve been thinking about how we show love to children, whether they’re our our adopted children, our biological children, our foster children, our grandchildren, our nieces and nephews, or our children in our church families. Here are a few of the resources and ways I’d like to focus on: Read with a child. There […]

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Lent: Modern-day self-righteousness

4.1. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 519 Times read

Editor’s note: From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, bloggers for The Mennonite will write reflections on the Lectionary text. All eight reflections will be available at themennonite.org/lent. Sign up for our TMail newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive the reflections. The parable of the prodigal son is possibly the most well-known of the […]

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