Features posts

An innovative solution to affordable housing

11.26. 2018 Written By: Juanita Fox 1,008 read

Photo: Ruth Dunlap, right, who attends Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, and Rose Sheaffer, who attends New Holland Mennonite Church, reside at the Cooperative Living House at Garden Spot Village in New Holland, Pennsylvania. Photo provided by Garden Spot Village. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Health care: a biblical and cultural concern.” […]

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A response to the Medical Industrial Complex

11.19. 2018 Written By: Lyubov Slashcheva 316 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Health care: a biblical and cultural concern.” For more stories on this theme, see the November issue of The Mennonite, available here. Applicants interviewing for health-professional programs are asked this classic question: “Why do you want to be a—?” Most often, preprofessional health students respond with, “I want […]

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Living with a degenerative disease without losing heart

11.5. 2018 Written By: Michael A. Meneses 630 Times read

Photo: Michael Meneses serves Communion. Photo provided by the author. This article comes from the November issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Health care.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. How do you stay motivated when you have little energy and constantly feel tired and weak? What do you do when […]

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My journey of forgiveness

10.8. 2018 Written By: Joanne Gallardo 1,715 read

Photo: Joanne Gallardo. Photo by Olivia Copsey. This article comes from the October issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Loving Enemies.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. I’ll never forget when I became a pacifist. I was 12 and not a part of a church. My dad bought an old VHS […]

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An unhurried journey: Walking the Camino de Santiago

9.24. 2018 Written By: Russ Eanes 472 Times read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Pilgrimage” For more stories on this theme, see the September issue of The Mennonite, available here. For nearly 20 years, the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, beckoned me. Since the ninth century—and possibly longer—pilgrims have walked to Santiago de Compestela, largely along a route […]

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Pilgrimage: From far away to near at hand

9.7. 2018 Written By: Nancy R. Heisey 531 Times read

Photo: H.S. Bender (front, center) enters the Grossmünster in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1952. Photo from the Mennonite archives in North Newton, Kan.; it appeared in a photo essay on Mennonite World Conference in Mennonite Life (June 1978) This article comes from the September issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Pilgrimage.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in […]

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3 principles at the core of church planting

8.3. 2018 Written By: Mauricio Chenlo 336 Times read

This article comes from the August issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Church Planting.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month. The Holy Spirit is the architect for new bodies of believers, but it takes people guided by principles to carry out the plans. Calling leaders, sustaining ministry and encouraging multiplication are […]

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