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Churches raise money for a bond for a woman held in detention

5.31. 2019 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 725 Times read

Photo: Imelda. Photo by Erik Rosales. This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Congregations share peace.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When authorities at a for-profit immigration detention center near Tucson, Ariz., permitted detainees to go outside once each day, Imelda and […]

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Listening to the empty chairs

5.28. 2019 Written By: Eric Kurtz 1,117 read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “God so loved the whole world.” For more stories on this theme, see the May issue of The Mennonite. Job seemingly isn’t a book of the Bible people would turn to when they are looking for spiritual guidance on creation care. Job was a man contending with the […]

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Tilling soil on stolen land

5.3. 2019 Written By: Luke Gascho 1,240 read

Photo: Luke Gascho in his garden. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the May issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “God so loved the world.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I love getting my hands in the soil. To me this is part of what it […]

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Right relationship means giving up power

4.1. 2019 Written By: Sarah Augustine 2,065 Times read

Photo: Sarah Augustine and her son Micah feed a calf. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the April issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Just Relationships.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Dan, my husband, and I moved to the Yakama reservation in 2006, where we continue to […]

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Let’s play games during Lent

3.25. 2019 Written By: Christine Aroney-Sine 36 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. A few years ago, I hosted a series on my blog Godspace entitled “Stop Playing Games During Lent.” Lent is a serious season of reflection, repentance and liberation from habits that […]

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Finding God in improv

3.18. 2019 Written By: Andrea Flack-Wetherald 489 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” For more stories on this theme, see the March issue of The Mennonite. These days, I experience transcendence on a regular basis, and I experience it in a place my grandmother does not understand. I find the Spirit of God in a place where […]

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Black in America: On coming to terms with our racial history

3.1. 2019 Written By: Regina Shands Stoltzfus 1,855 read

Photo: Regina Shands Stoltzfus. Photo by Olivia Copsey. This article comes from the March issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Lent: repentance and transcendence.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. When I was a kid growing up in Ohio, just about every summer our family loaded up the car for a trip […]

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