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I was wrong about Christian education

1.14. 2019 Written By: Rachael Thomas 1,905 read

This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Education.” For more stories on this theme, see the January issue of The Mennonite. I never wanted to send my kids to a Christian school. In fact, I’m pretty sure if you asked young-adult me where I would like my future children to go to school, I would […]

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Three spiritual disciplines: A source of joy in times of fear and sorrow

12.31. 2018 Written By: Gwen Groff 528 Times read

Photo: People of Bethany Mennonite Church walk the church’s labyrinth. Photo by Tom Smith. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Good News, Great Joy.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. I have accumulated spiritual disciplines slowly, over decades. They are a source of joy in times of […]

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Transformative teaching: A practice of righteous resistance and liberating love

12.27. 2018 Written By: Melody M. Pannell 613 Times read

This article comes from the January issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Education that is just, equitable and liberated.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.   “Education either conditions the younger generation into acceptance of society’s status quo or becomes the practice of freedom through which people deal critically and creatively […]

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Is there a place for me in this world?

12.17. 2018 Written By: Melissa Florer-Bixler 636 Times read

Photo: L’Arche community members in Portland, Oregon, including Adam, far right. Photo provided by L’Arche Portland. This is a web-exclusive article on the theme “Good News, Great Joy.” For more stories on this theme, see the December issue of The Mennonite. Adam and I took frequent walks down to the Food Lion on the corner to […]

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Advent Manifesto: Does my soul still sing?

12.10. 2018 Written By: John Paul Lederach 3,788 Times read

This article comes from the December issue of The Mennonite, which focuses on “Good News, Great Joy.” Read more reflections online or subscribe to receive more original features in your inbox each month.   First words I too decided to write an orderly account for you. Luke 1:3 1. Some good friends in the world of Mennonite publications asked if I might […]

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An innovative solution to affordable housing

11.26. 2018 Written By: Juanita Fox 1,021 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 331 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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