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Living with power as paradox

10.7. 2019 Written By: Lee Snyder 423 Times read

Photo: Lee Snyder, the first woman academic dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Photo from EMU. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Positive uses of power.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. On the campus of Bluffton (Ohio) University, next […]

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Amid medical needs, The Corinthian Plan provides support through sharing, mutual aid

9.23. 2019 Written By: Duncan Smith 950 Times read

Photo: Jane and Mark Roeschley. Photo provided by the Roeschleys. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite. Jane Roeschley, pastor of Mennonite Church of Normal in Normal, Illinois, and her husband, Mark, had not had a catastrophic […]

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Making God’s love practical in health care

8.30. 2019 Written By: Anne Blackwood 248 Times read

Photo: Anne Blackwood at work. Photo by Scott Byram This article comes from the September issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Faith-filled responses to health-care costs.” Read more reflections here or subscribe here to receive more original features in your inbox each month. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born […]

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The road to Damascus: Where Paul was not converted

7.22. 2019 Written By: John K. Stoner 1,011 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 335 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 817 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 1,235 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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