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Want free copies of the August issue?

7.29. 2019 Posted By: Sheldon C. Good 130 Times read

Every two years we cover the Mennonite Church USA convention and create an issue of The Mennonite devoted to convention. In this year’s August issue you’ll find stories and photos from MennoCon19 in Kansas City, Missouri. We want to make this issue available to as many people as possible. Is your church or organization or […]

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A prayer to change the world

7.29. 2019 Posted By: The Mennonite 77 Times read

This prayer appears in the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Holy Spirit comes: MennoCon19 in stories and photos.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Peace be with you, sons and daughters of God, for whom creation groans, we are made manifest. May we again and […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

7.26. 2019 Posted By: Ben Tapper 137 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. 1. I used to love talking and learning about politics. In this article Ben Judah highlights both my frustration and my hope. 2. If you are looking for your next good read, […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: Unity of diversity

7.24. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 230 Times read

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Through his letter to the Ephesians, Paul was front and center at all delegate meetings at MennoCon19. Not only did the assembly take the letter seriously, the biblical text did serious damage to walls, borders, views of unity and diversity and much more. […]

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Friday roundup: Five things worth paying attention to this week

7.19. 2019 Posted By: David and Leann Augsburger 314 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. Disability and the Way of Jesus, by Bethany McKinney Fox (IVP, 2019) is often quoted in our house. She is the founding pastor of Beloved […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: What do we really believe in?

7.19. 2019 Posted By: Jessica Schrock-Ringenberg 1,231 read

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Today my almost 5-year-old came into the house, smiling proudly while brandishing my old but still functioning smartphone. He had just finished smashing it until the screen shattered. I was livid. My first question was, “Why?” “Why would it even cross your mind […]

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MennoCon19 reflection: Why I go to convention

7.17. 2019 Posted By: Tim Nafziger 530 Times read

Editor’s note: Following MennoCon19, several bloggers for The Mennonite are sharing reflections. Conventions are where we in Mennonite Church USA go to wrestle with who we are. Traditionally that happens in the delegate assembly, where resolutions are passed and changes are made to church documents. However, over the last 12 years I’ve seen how it […]

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