Places of refuge

Dec 5, 2016 by

Thank you for your thoughtful and challenging editorial, “Worthy of Our Roles? Ministry of Reconciliation Is Everyone’s Duty Now” (Nov. 21). This is an appropriate response to an election leaving the...

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Time to get realistic

Dec 5, 2016 by

We encourage MWR and its readers to use this time of transition between presidents to speak up for a more realistic and less interventionist U.S. stance in the world. For 15 years, our country has been at war....

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Amish free to choose

Nov 21, 2016 by

It is puzzling to me why Bluff­ton University would look to Saloma Furlong for answers about Amish life (“Author Dispels Amish Misinterpretation at Bluffton,” Oct. 24). I am Amish and work at the Amish...

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Biased attack

Nov 21, 2016 by

As I read “Rape Culture Exposed” (Editorial, Oct. 24), I was sure I was going to read about Bill Clinton’s escapades, which included a long-term affair and many other proven sexual assaults, all with...

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What would you do?

Nov 21, 2016 by

I have questions for credentialed church leaders. If you found out your child or grandchild is gay, would you welcome them into your church? Or would you hold the security of your official position more...

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Candidates’ character

Nov 7, 2016 by

I was appalled at your editorial on Donald Trump (“Rape Culture Exposed,” Oct. 24), to the exclusion of Hillary Clinton’s lies, deceit and cover-ups. We are not electing a church leader. The candidates...

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Sins on both sides

Nov 7, 2016 by

After reading about Trump’s sins, I scanned the paper to find any of Clinton’s sins, but there were none. I thought a Mennonite publication would at least mention her approval of abortions. I like the idea...

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Larger than the ark

Nov 7, 2016 by

“Ark Replicates Genesis” (July 18) says the replica of Noah’s ark in Kentucky is the world’s largest timber-framed structure. I take issue with that statement. In Til­lamook, Ore., is a wooden framed...

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Abuse is a faith issue

Oct 24, 2016 by

Donald Trump and others may view his boasting about lewd and vile actions against women as just locker-room banter. However, he is talking about sexual assault. Trump’s statements, and those who dismiss his...

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Fear at the root

Oct 24, 2016 by

I commend the excellent, timely editorials [on the peace accord in Colombia and athletes protesting racial injustice by not standing for the national anthem] in the Sept. 26 issue. I appreciate your effort to...

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Lesser evil?

Oct 24, 2016 by

In this unprecedented election year, sometimes people say they are voting for the lesser of two evils. I don’t think that’s quite accurate. I came up with a thought that might express it best: “Voters...

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We’re never ‘naked’

Oct 10, 2016 by

Rachel Stella wrote a good article (“U.K. Reveals Anabaptism Without Baggage,” Sept. 12), and Joe Miller’s quest for a baggageless faith would be shared by many modern Mennonites. Still, the idea of a...

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Gift to the church

Oct 10, 2016 by

Your columnists are a gift to the church; all their pieces are worth the reading. In particular, in the Sept. 12 issue, Sarah Kehr­berg’s “Why Do I Believe?” moved me with its sentiment and wisdom....

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Christian voter guide

Oct 10, 2016 by

Alarms are sounding in the media and national leadership, both from the right and the left, in regard to qualifications for the presidency. There is an eerie feeling of history repeating itself. It is...

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No ‘naked Anabaptists’

Sep 26, 2016 by

I appreciate Joe Miller’s effort in cross-cultural learning (“U.K. Reveals Anabaptism Without Baggage,” Sept. 12). I think he is a bit naive to believe he discovered in England a “naked Anabaptism.”...

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Why not ‘liberal’?

Sep 26, 2016 by

You seem to have dropped “liberal” from your vocabulary, favoring “progressive” instead. That is a mistake if you want to broaden your audience among the array of Mennonite groups. “Progress”...

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Not merely physical

Sep 26, 2016 by

Would redirecting energy away from conflict, as the Sept. 12 editorial suggests, be helped by refocusing our minds from thinking about sexuality with a human point of view to the record of Scripture? Then we...

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Flood confirmation

Sep 12, 2016 by

Regarding “Flood Pseudoscience?” (Letters & Comments, Aug. 1): Jesus himself confirmed Noah, the ark and the flood as historical fact (Matt. 24:38-41, Luke 17:26-27). Jesus also gave the mocking...

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World’s infiltration

Sep 12, 2016 by

Has the world infiltrated the mainline Mennonite church? The church should be a place for anyone to go to for the redemption of our souls, not to justify our sins. It is grief beyond measure to witness the...

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Bearing good fruit

Sep 12, 2016 by

Thank you for “Gay and Welcome” by JB Miller (At the Table, Aug. 29). I affirm that the gospel soil at Covenant Mennonite Fellowship in Sarasota, Fla., is producing good fruit. That is the criteria that...

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Cozy with culture

Aug 29, 2016 by

I appreciated immensely “Under the Sky, We Stumble Along” by Ryan Dueck (Blog, Aug. 1) and his suggestion for the need of “exegeting our own culture.” It made me think of something I read in Exclusion...

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Politically aloof

Aug 29, 2016 by

The Amish have never become involved in politics nor voted, and it’s not likely they will now (“Ads Introduce Trump to the Amish,” Aug. 1). They are aloof from the affairs of government. Newspaper ads...

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Questions for voters

Aug 29, 2016 by

According to a Pew poll through July (“Do Pastors Wield Political Influence?,” Aug. 15), nearly four-fifths of evangelicals planned to vote for Donald Trump in November. I am surprised and concerned....

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Value of diversity

Aug 15, 2016 by

I appreciated “Different Assignments” (Editorial, July 18). Rachel Stella points us to an understanding of the church that transcends our denominational orientations. Anabaptists are rooted in a...

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Genesis genocide

Aug 15, 2016 by

I was disappointed that heirs of the Anabaptist vision would acknowledge the ancient flood story of genocide with a photo and article (“Ark Replicates Genesis,” July 18). To recognize the Amish and...

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