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When questions of discipleship and parenting collide

6.18. 2018 Written By: Lydia Wylie-Kellermann 203 Times read

For more stories on the theme “Costly Discipleship,” see the June issue of The Mennonite, available here. The candles were lit. The lights were out. The eerie, beautiful voices echoed through the tall ceilings. By candle light, I could make out the same faces I’ve been praying this Easter vigil with since I was in […]

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Couple reflects on 30 years of co-pastoring one congregation

6.13. 2018 Written By: Raylene Penner 305 Times read

Photo: Roger and Cynthia Neufeld Smith. Photo provided. Fresh out of seminary in their early 30s and married just the previous year, Roger and Cynthia Neufeld Smith left Chicago for their first co-pastoring assignment at Southern Hills Mennonite Church in Topeka, Kansas. They knew they wanted an urban church, and Cynthia wanted to apply her […]

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The privilege of safety and security

6.11. 2018 Written By: Zachary Martinez 1,010 read

For more stories on the theme “Costly Discipleship,” see the June issue of The Mennonite, available here. When I was 16, a friend and I were arrested for setting off fireworks in a housing development near my home. When we noticed a police vehicle cruising the neighborhood, we ran and hid, but the officer saw […]

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The tears of a Northern Cheyenne woman

6.1. 2018 Written By: Erica Littlewolf 1,361 read

This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on love across borders. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I have cried for others and I have cried for myself. They have been deep-seated tears that come from my solar plexus and make the painful journey to my […]

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Welcoming the stranger now versus 300 years ago

5.28. 2018 Written By: Amy Yoder McGloughlin 459 Times read

For more stories on the theme “Love Across Borders,” see the May issue of The Mennonite, available here. Germantown Mennonite church is the oldest Mennonite church in North America, founded in 1683 in Philadelphia. These early Mennonites did not come to seek safety from persecution, in contrast to the typical early Mennonite narrative in this […]

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In search of mercy

5.22. 2018 Written By: Anna Vogt 147 Times read

Photo: Members of Pueblos Creyentes – grassroots faith communities from Salto de Agua, Mexico – leave on a 25-day pilgrimage to San Cristobal de las Casa, Mexico, to demonstrate their opposition to a planned mega dam project. –MCC photo/Anna Vogt For more stories on the theme “Love Across Borders,” see the May issue of The Mennonite, available […]

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Undocumented and unafraid: My journey as a DACAmented immigrant

5.9. 2018 Written By: Jennifer Hernandez 524 Times read

This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on love across borders. Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.  This is my story of what happens when Christians dare to love across borders. Once upon a time, an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old, unaccompanied minors, were crossing the Mexico-Arizona […]

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