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The Pearl & the Field: Parables calling us in to forgiveness and belonging

11.16. 2017 Written By: Joshua Grace 163 Times read

Joshua Grace has Polish and Irish roots. He and Martha live with their two teenage daughters in the Delaware River watershed, specifically Philadelphia. He has been pastoring with Circle of Hope since 2004 and recently graduated with an MAIS from the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS). He loves music, gardening, playing baseball […]

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Compelled to Share the Word

11.15. 2017 Written By: Kimberlee Johnson 183 Times read

Kimberlee Johnson serves on the Urban Studies faculty at Eastern University, Philadelphia, where she also directs the Center for Urban Youth Development and the Juvenile Justice Ministry Certificate program. She is also a youth justice advocate and member of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. Dr. Johnson is an ordained American Baptist Churches, USA minister serving […]

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Sour grapes

11.9. 2017 Written By: Betsy Headrick McCrae 113 Times read

Betsy Headrick McCrae is Pastor of Glennon Heights Mennonite Church in Lakewood, Colorado. This piece is adapted from a sermon preached on October 8.  Sour grapes are not good fruit. I have had a bitter taste in my mouth since we heard the news of yet another mass shooting in Las Vegas [and since this […]

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God, show yourself!

11.8. 2017 Written By: Dawn Yoder Graber 1,000 read

Dawn Yoder Graber is a member of Sarasota (Florida) Community Church and a member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board.  I can’t sleep. I’m so angry. I’m sad, but I feel mostly angry. Like all of us, I’m sure, I’m worn out with sorrow for those who once again lost loved ones in the […]

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Complex Identities

11.1. 2017 Written By: Andrea de Avila 492 Times read

This piece was originally published in the November issue of The Mennonite magazine, focusing on the theme, Transitions from Different Angles. Read more original articles or subscribe today.  After spending two years in one place, I get antsy for something different. Having lived in at least seven different cities, six different states/provinces and three different countries over the past 12 […]

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Martin Luther and the Anabaptists

10.31. 2017 Written By: John J. Friesen 658 Times read

John J. Friesen is Professor Emeritus at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. This article was produced for Meetinghouse, a consortium of Anabaptist publications.  2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, including the All Saints Church. What Luther intended as a debate […]

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When hope meets history: Salford celebrates 300 years

10.30. 2017 Written By: Cassy Zetts 347 Times read

Photo: Tori Jones Long and Mary Jane Hershey celebrate Salford Mennonite Church’s 300th anniversary.  Cassy Zetts is a member of Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pennsylvania.  I started attending Salford Mennonite Church in 2014 and became a member on February 21, 2016. This September, I got to be a part of its 300th anniversary. Salford used this […]

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