The Sunday when worship went virtual

Mar 23, 2020 by and

The pews were empty. But the Word was preached, hymns sung, prayers said. In a scene that played out around kitchen tables and in living rooms across North America, Mennonites didn’t let the coronavirus stop...

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Why did the FBI single out Bethel?

Feb 26, 2018 by

During the Vietnam War era, students and some faculty at Mennonite colleges were involved in protest movements. The FBI, under J. Edgar Hoover, saw the student movements as a great national danger. Without...

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Neighbors level home tied to abducted Amish girls

Feb 2, 2015 by

Neighbors have bought, burned and buried the house of a couple facing federal charges after kidnapping a pair of New York Amish girls. The (Syracuse) Post-Standard reports Jamie and Kimberly Matthews of...

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Peaceful theology, violent acts

Jan 5, 2015 by

This is excerpted from a longer article, “ ‘Defanging the Beast’: Mennonite Responses to John Howard Yoder’s Sexual Abuse,” in the January issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review, based on newly...

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Dozen arrested in Mexico-Ontario drug trafficking

Jun 9, 2014 by

A dozen people in three Ontario drug trafficking rings have been arrested and face 49 drug-related charges after police seized more than 34 pounds of drugs tied to Chihuahua, Mexico. Blackburn Radio reported...

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‘Rule of Love’ letter, text and signers

Feb 17, 2014 by

Denominational guidelines exist regarding the conduct of pastors. Those guidelines include consequences for pastors who bless Jesus-followers whose partners are of the same sex. … But speaking as a pastor,...

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