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What can hip-hop teach the church?

1.18. 2018 Written By: Annette Brill Bergstresser, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary 39 Times read

Photo: Daniel White Hodge, Ph.D., author of The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims, Timbs and a Cultural Theology (IVP 2010) and Homeland Insecurity: A Hip-Hop Missiology for the Post-Civil Rights Context (IVP Academic, 2018), gives a presentation on “The Soul of Hip-Hop and the Church in America” Jan. 14 as part of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., […]

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Mennonite Higher Education Association Beta edition to begin Feb. 1

1.16. 2018 Written By: Mennonite Education Agency 150 Times read

A proposal released in fall 2017 by the Higher Education Future Church/School Relations Committee includes the formation of the Mennonite Higher Education Association (MHEA). The committee has recommended that a MHEA Beta edition begin to function Feb. 1, 2018. The MHEA has been affirmed by the boards of the six schools: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary […]

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Singing for justice

1.15. 2018 Written By: Pat Plude, Minister of Worship Arts, First Mennonite Church of San Francisco 372 Times read

Come let us all unite to vote, reform 13! Let corporations pay their share, reform 13. There are too many loopholes, we lose our libraries and schools Come vote with us for justice sake, reform 13! Make it fair (hashtag!) Make it fair (hashtag!) Come let us all unite to vote to make it fair! […]

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WDC Executive Board calls for presidential apology

1.15. 2018 Written By: Western District Conference 712 Times read

At its meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13, the Executive Board of Western District Conference approved the following resolution: “As Christians, we on the Executive Board of the Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA are saddened and appalled by the recent language reportedly used by President Donald Trump and the underlying sentiment toward immigrants that […]

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Historian studies the loss of LGBTQ pastors, leaders in Mennonite church

1.13. 2018 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 1,109 read

Photo: Rachel Waltner Goossen. Photo provided.  For historian Rachel Waltner Goossen, research that began with studying institutional responses to sexual abuse in Mennonite contexts has led to a new research project seeking to highlight the stories of church leaders who identified as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer) and their struggles within Mennonite contexts. […]

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EMS awarded nearly $1 million grant

1.11. 2018 Written By: Lauren Jefferson, Eastern Mennonite Seminary release 201 Times read

Photo: Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Photo provided.  Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS), Harrisonburg, Virginia, has received a grant of $999,900 from Lilly Endowment Inc. in support of a national initiative to help clergy working in congregations thrive in their roles as pastoral leaders. The seminary is one of 24 organizations – including seminaries, universities, retreat […]

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Swiss Mennonites speak out against nationalism

1.11. 2018 Written By: Mennonite World Conference release 280 Times read

Photo: University of Zurich ethics professor Pierre Buehler. Photo: Charles-André Broglie.  “Nationalism is on the rise in many parts of the world,” says Juerg Braeker, general secretary of Konferenz der Mennoniten der Schweiz/Conférence mennonite suisse (the Swiss Mennonite church). “Mennonites, because of their view of the relationship between church and state, should be better equipped to […]

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