Features posts

A messy journey from military service to pacifism

2.5. 2018 Written By: Austin Kocher

In this short post, I’d like to provide some (hopefully) fruitful snapshots of my own non-linear path from military service to pacifism. I initially prepared these remarks for a book release of Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among U.S. Veterans: The Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation co-authored by Dr. Julie Hart at […]

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Twenty years of The Mennonite: Four editors reflect on their time with the magazine

1.28. 2018 Written By: Loren Peachey, Everett Thomas, Anna Groff and Gordon Houser

The February issue of The Mennonite magazine celebrates our 20th anniversary as a publication. As part of the issue, all four former and current editors of the publication reflect on their work and the publication’s impact. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.  Over its 20-year […]

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An unforgettable night: Mennonite school in Puerto Rico continues on after hurricane

1.9. 2018 Written By: Alex Gonzalez

Alex Gonzalez is superintendent of Academia Menonita Betania in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. This column first appeared in the January edition of The Mennonite magazine. Only a small portion of our print articles are shared online. Subscribe now to receive a year of The Mennonite each month. The night of Sept. 19, 2017, will be an unforgettable night for those who experienced […]

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Shaped by Scripture: Tim Davis

1.5. 2018 Written By: Tim Davis

Tim Davis is Pastor of Peace Mennonite Community Church, Aurora Colorado. He is pictured here with his wife, Charlene.  “In the beginning…“ I was found. Lost and wandering aimlessly, I heard the words, familiar to many, that “Jesus loved me” (Rev. 1:5). Those words had trampolined off my ears in years foregone and for some reason […]

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Our Christmas playlist: Seth Thomas Crissman and Greg Yoder

12.23. 2017 Written By: Seth Thomas Crissman and Greg Yoder

Seth Thomas Crissman and Greg Yoder are members of The Walking Roots band. They live and work in Harrisonburg, Virginia. They just released “Hark: A Walking Roots Band Christmas.”  Here they list their top 10 favorite Christmas songs (five from Seth and five from Greg).  You can also listen to their full playlist below.  Seth’s […]

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The 3 C’s of Mennonite higher education

12.21. 2017

Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman is President of Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. You can read more about her in the January edition of The Mennonite magazine.  More than 100 years ago, the seeds of Anabaptist education were planted by Mennonites in mostly rural locations across North America. These industrious men and women from the church launched […]

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World Conference commission calls Anabaptists to urgency in mission

12.19. 2017 Written By: Stanley Green and Rafael Zaracho for Mennonite World Conference

Stanley Green and Rafael Zaracho serve as the Mennonite World Conference Mission Commission chair and secretary.  In recent years, Anabaptists have been identified by such distinctives as peacemaking, voluntary choice, simple living, community and discipleship. We believe, however, that a key defining characteristic of the early Anabaptist movement was its fervent embrace of mission. Even while […]

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