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Sacred sorrow: Joining God in the broken place

2.1. 2019 Written By: Cindy Warner Baker 1,134 read

Photo: Gabriel Bauman-Baker with his son, Jonathan (Yoni) at Jonathan Noah’s grave. Photo provided. This article comes from the February issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Transformation.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. We had been married less than a month when the calls began: “This is so hard for me.” “I […]

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Consider the Mennonite colleges and universities

1.21. 2019 Written By: Janeen Bertsche Johnson 672 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite.   In my home growing up, it was an expectation that my brothers and I would attend one of the Mennonite colleges for at least one year. My years at a Mennonite college were […]

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I was wrong about Christian education

1.14. 2019 Written By: Rachael Thomas 1,825 read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite. I never wanted to send my kids to a Christian school. In fact, I’m pretty sure if you asked young-adult me where I would like my future children to go to school, I would […]

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Three spiritual disciplines: A source of joy in times of fear and sorrow

12.31. 2018 Written By: Gwen Groff 506 Times read

Photo: People of Bethany Mennonite Church walk the church’s labyrinth. Photo by Tom Smith. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Good News, Great Joy.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I have accumulated spiritual disciplines slowly, over decades. They are a source of joy in times of […]

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Transformative teaching: A practice of righteous resistance and liberating love

12.27. 2018 Written By: Melody M. Pannell 560 Times read

This article comes from the January issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Education that is just, equitable and liberated.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.   “Education either conditions the younger generation into acceptance of society’s status quo or becomes the practice of freedom through which people deal critically and creatively […]

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Is there a place for me in this world?

12.17. 2018 Written By: Melissa Florer-Bixler 625 Times read

Photo: L’Arche community members in Portland, Oregon, including Adam, far right. Photo provided by L’Arche Portland. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Good News, Great Joy.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. Adam and I took frequent walks down to the Food Lion on the corner to […]

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Advent Manifesto: Does my soul still sing?

12.10. 2018 Written By: John Paul Lederach 3,665 Times read

This article comes from the December issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Good News, Great Joy.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.   First words I too decided to write an orderly account for you. Luke 1:3 1. Some good friends in the world of Mennonite publications asked if I might […]

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