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A total way of life: Our journeys from Evangelicalism to Anabaptism

7.27. 2020 Written By: David C. Cramer and Drew J. Strait

Photo: Drew J. Strait addresses incoming students at the Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana. Photo by Peter Ringenberg This article comes from the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Why I am an Anabaptist.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox […]

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Liberation, lineage and village: Why I am an Anabaptist

7.27. 2020 Written By: Sarah Nahar

Photo: The author (right) with her mother, Karen Diener Thompson (left) and her grandmother Carrie Yoder Diener. Photo provided by the author This article comes from the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Why I am an Anabaptist.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. The three major […]

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How can we keep from singing?

7.6. 2020 Written By: Susan Naus Dengler

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Music and worship.” For more stories on this theme, see the July issue of The Mennonite. “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and there we wept.” —Psalm 137:1 The words of Psalm 137 have scrolled through my mind, almost constantly, over the past weeks. I […]

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This far by faith: Music and worship in a diverse congregation

6.29. 2020 Written By: Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells

Photo: The Lee Heights Community Church gospel choir. Photo provided by the author This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Music and worship.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. As a young person growing up at Lee Heights Community Church in Cleveland, I […]

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A hard, holy work: The making of ‘Voices Together’

6.29. 2020 Written By: Bradley Kauffman

Photo: Participants gather at Laurelville Mennonite Church Center in January 2019 in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, for an annual Music and Worship Leaders Retreat. In 2017, longtime organizer Ken Nafziger handed leadership over to the committee developing Voices Together. Photo by Heike Martin This article comes from the July issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Music and […]

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Why we are still here

6.15. 2020 Written By: Danilo Sanchez and Sherri Brokopp Bender

Photo: QP, Boston and Rudy. Photo provided by Ripple Community, Inc. This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Community in the face of COVID-19.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Like many U.S. communities, Allentown, Pennsylvania, has been hit hard by the COVID-19 […]

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Facing COVID-19 in a Native community

5.27. 2020 Written By: Erica Littlewolf

Photo: Jayshaun Bigback (left) and Daejae Spotted Elk give out food to elders in the community from Voices of the Sacred, a nonprofit run by Krystal Two Bulls, executive director. Photo by Krystal Two Bulls This article comes from the June issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Community in the face of COVID-19.” Read more reflections […]

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