Caring for creation, and all people

Jun 6, 2017 by

After President Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, I looked to the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective for guidance. “As stewards of God’s earth,”...

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We are the ones

Jan 31, 2017 by

Micah chapter 6, verse 1: “Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice.” That’s how it feels — today, this month, this past weekend as the president told us his plan...

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Mary’s song: ordained for mercy

Dec 23, 2016 by

This is an edited version of a sermon Isaac Villegas preached Dec. 11 at the ordination service for Theda Good at First Mennonite Church of Denver. Good is the first openly LGBT person ordained in Mennonite...

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God’s devouring fire

Feb 23, 2015 by

Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him. — Psalm 50:3 When God comes near, there’s a devouring flame — a fire that burns away all the...

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I got a blank space; I’ll write your name

Dec 5, 2014 by

“Nice to meet you / where you been? / I could show you incredible things /… / Saw you there and I thought oh my god / Look at that face /… / But I got a blank space baby / And I’ll write your...

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Despite missteps, Latinos joined Mennonites

Dec 4, 2014 by

Felipe Hinojosa describes the struggle of Latinas and Latinos to become part of the Mennonite church in the United States. He starts with Mennonite missionary work in Puerto Rico, South Texas, New York City...

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The gospel of life

May 20, 2014 by

Jesus says, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). This is the heart of the gospel, and it’s the theme of John’s Gospel, repeated again and again. John 1:4, “What has...

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