Features posts

Mennonites & Pacifism: The Mennonite peace witness across the spectrum

10.11. 2017 Written By: David C. Cramer 394 Times read

David C. Cramer is teaching pastor at Keller Park Church, South Bend, Ind., and adjunct instructor at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind. His forthcoming book on Christian nonviolence will be published by Baker Academic. This piece was originally published in the July issue of The Mennonite magazine. To receive more original feature content, subscribe today.  Growing up […]

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My top 10 songs: Sarah Lui

10.9. 2017 Written By: Sarah Lui 151 Times read

Sarah Lui attends Maranatha Christian Fellowship in Northridge, California.  Music has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. My mom influences most of the songs I listened to growing up and she is also the person who put me in piano classes. Just a warning: I am planning my wedding so […]

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The rowing moments: A reflection on Jesus calling the first disciples (Luke 5:1-11)

9.29. 2017 Written By: Claire DeBerg 427 Times read

Claire DeBerg is a member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This piece was originally published in the October issue of The Mennonite magazine, focusing on the theme, Shaped by Scripture. Read more original articles or subscribe today.  “When they had brought their boats to shore, they left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:11 I […]

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Reflections on anti-racism training

9.27. 2017 Written By: Rebecca J. Weber 131 Times read

Rebecca Weber is a member of West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship and a backpacker. This piece is adapted from a piece she shared with that congregation.  In early May,  I, along with West Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship Pastor, Lorie Hershey, and two other church members, attended a two-and-a-half day training on “Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism.” It’s […]

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Living Water pioneers a new kind of grant

9.8. 2017 Written By: Hannah Heinzekehr, The Mennonite 288 Times read

This article originally appeared in the September issue of The Mennonite magazine. To read more features on new models for church, read our current issue online or subscribe today. Photos of Francine Maombi by Charissa Johnson Photography.  Living Water Community Church sits at the crossroads of Pratt Blvd. and Ashland Ave. in Chicago. But this is not the only crossroads […]

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My top 10 songs: Bradley Kauffman

9.8. 2017 Written By: Bradley Kauffman 1,327 read

Bradley Kauffman is the Director and General Editor of Resonate, the new Mennonite worship and song collection project. He attends Cincinnati Mennonite Fellowship. Editor’s Note: Some of these songs are not available on Spotify or YouTube, but we’ve given you handy songbook references so you can locate them and sing them with friends, perhaps on the Great […]

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Dove’s Nest offers comprehensive schoolwide training

9.7. 2017 Written By: Dove's Nest 93 Times read

“Even though we are a Christian school and environment, abuse happens.” This comment came from a staff member at Freeman (South Dakota) Academy where Dove’s Nest speaker, Brenda L. Yoder, LMHC, provided a staff training on abuse, bullying, grooming, relationships, social media and boundaries. Dove’s Nest received a grant from the Schowalter Foundation that helped […]

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