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The road to Damascus: Where Paul was not converted

7.22. 2019 Written By: John K. Stoner 916 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “The Breath of God restores us.” For more stories on this theme, see the July issue of The Mennonite. Some Christians may be disappointed to hear that Saul (later Paul) was not converted on the road to Damascus, but he was not. The story is plain enough. On […]

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God in the mirror: Because the Holy Spirit is too good

7.1. 2019 Written By: Elizabeth Schrag 322 Times read

Photo: A scene from a hiking trip in the Black Hills in South Dakota. Photo provided by author. This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “The Breath of God restores us.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I’ve shaken my fist at God […]

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

5.31. 2019 Written By: Sheldon C. Good 798 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 1,195 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 1,327 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 2,110 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 38 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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