Features posts

Social media and conflict: Eradicating online drama through compassion and peacemaking

4.17. 2017 Written By: Claire Clay 427 Times read

Claire Clay is a junior public relations major from Van Wert, Ohio. She is studying at Bluffton (Ohio) University where she works in the public relations office on campus. Clay’s speech topic came from her work at Bluffton in conjunction with her internship under the director of communications in Congressman Jim Jordan’s (R-Ohio) office during […]

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Child abuse prevention starts with your church

4.12. 2017 Written By: Anna Groff 277 Times read

For many of us, church feels good and safe. We were loved there as children and respected there as adults. In fact, we often describe our churches as “families” or caring communities where all are accepted. We trust one another and we feel confident that others want the best for us and our families. But […]

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My top 10 songs: Rafael Barahona

4.11. 2017 Written By: Rafael Barahona 306 Times read

Rafael Barahona is the owner of R3 Design in Goshen, Indiana. He is a creative consultant with years of professional experience in design and marketing. He attends Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen with his family.  I imagine that selecting one’s 10 all-time favorite songs seems like an impossible task for most. I feel the same […]

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First Collaborative MBA cohorts off and running

4.7. 2017 Written By: Katie Hurst, The Mennonite 269 Times read

Photo: The first Collaborative MBA cohort meets at Bluffton (Ohio) University and converses with speakers via Zoom video conferencing. Bluffton University photo.  Missy Kauffman Schrock always knew she wanted a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Having worked business-related jobs on the side through high school and college, Schrock switched gears and got her undergraduate degree […]

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Race and a traffic stop in Franconia

3.31. 2017 Written By: Jason Moyer 1,230 read

On our way to Penn View Christian School in Souderton, Pennsylvania, for a normal day of middle school, my brother Jonathan and I sit in the back of my family’s tan ‘70s Chevrolet Chevette. We drive past the normal landmarks in our Mennonite-saturated community. Salford Mennonite Church, Franconia Mennonite Church, Indian Creek Mennonite Church, the […]

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Mennonite privilege

3.9. 2017 Written By: Ben Goossen 4,723 Times read

Ben Goossen is a scholar of global history at Harvard University. He is the author of Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era, forthcoming in May from Princeton University Press. This article is excerpted from a sermon he gave at Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka, Kansas.  This piece originally appeared in the February issue […]

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Confession of Faith roundtable: Ministry and Leadership

3.8. 2017 Written By: Joanna Harader, Sunoko Lin and Philip Rosenberger 202 Times read

The Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective was developed in 1995, and is the most recent systematic statement of belief for Mennonite Church USA.  Over the course of the next several months, we will be releasing “roundtable posts”, featuring two to three members of Mennonite Church USA congregations reflecting on an article from the Confession of Faith and […]

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