Indigenous believers in Ecuador seek Anabaptist identity

Mar 2, 2020 by and

Clever Mashiant and Sofia Gualinga, Shuar indigenous leaders in Ecuador’s Amazon region, asked mission workers Jane and Jerrell Ross Richer, “How can we become Mennonites?” The question arose after they...

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Visitors see how Cuban house churches thrive

Mar 2, 2020 by and

EL CAFETAL, Cuba — They have swept the dirt outside the house in anticipation of our visit to this impoverished village. Sixteen Anabaptist Christians from the United States and Canada have come to Cuba to...

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Acquainted with grief, woman helps the displaced

Mar 2, 2020 by and

In 2016 and 2017, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region was devastated by an armed conflict. Rebel militias gathered around a traditional chief, Kamuina Nsapu, to fight against the central...

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Longhurst: More than numbers

Feb 24, 2020 by

By 2040, there may be no Anglican Church members left in Canada. That’s the finding of a new report commissioned by the Anglican Church of Canada. The report shows the church running out of members in 20...

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Archive’s new radio program digs into history

Feb 24, 2020 by

WINNIPEG, Man. — In 1927, Johannes Dyck escaped with his wife and nine children from the former Soviet Union. Exit visas were hard to obtain, and Mennonite emigrants like the Dycks were not allowed to take...

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Kraybill: Act before it is too late

Feb 24, 2020 by

The man sits as he died 2,000 years ago, in a position that looks like weeping. Surrounding him are amphorae jugs used to import wine, olive oil and fish sauce that fed the huge appetite of Rome at the center...

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Church groups respond to virus outbreak

Feb 24, 2020 by and

Mennonite Church Canada reports that 10 North American English teachers serving with Mennonite Partners in China have not been able to return to their placements in China due to the coronavirus outbreak, as...

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Bible: Scaling the watchtower

Feb 24, 2020 by

Lake Titicaca, impossibly wide and deep and high above the sea, fills an immense mountain trough in the Andes along the Peru-Bolivia border. The lake is so big that it encompasses rocky islands. Strangely...

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Impulsive action

Feb 24, 2020 by

Is not the panel calling for the retirement of the Membership Guidelines encouraging a very dangerous and impulsive action? Scriptures speak often of the seriousness of sexual lust for all manner of people....

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Another quagmire

Feb 24, 2020 by

Quagmires behave like they sound. Even in Afghanistan’s arid and stony environment, it is routine for invading empires to sink into the muck. From Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to British, Soviet and...

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Seeking the truth

Feb 24, 2020 by

In a Jan. 31 letter to the Bethel College community regarding Ted Mueller’s history of abusing students, the Bethel board of directors says, “We will continue to seek the truth about Mueller’s...

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Kriss: Claiming a truer evangelical faith

Feb 24, 2020 by

True evangelical faith does not lie dormant. It has become all things to all people. — Menno Simons Sometime in the 1980s I came to understand myself as an evangelical. I believe there is good news to the...

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Sibling band’s tour a different kind of education

Feb 24, 2020 by and

There are three members in the band Girl Named Tom. But Tom isn’t one of them. A nickname for the youngest Liechty sibling, Bekah, “Tom” became the inspiration for Caleb, Joshua and Bekah’s sibling...

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No cause for shame

Feb 24, 2020 by

When 30 pastors gathered to talk about mental-health issues, one offered the perspective of both a caregiver and one in need of care. “As a patient, I can feel isolated,” said Tom Harder, pastor of First...

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Book review: Hope’s Table

Feb 24, 2020 by

Providing food for oneself and family is a daily chore. Should you decide to complete this chore by actually cooking something, your resources are legion. Traditionally, one would reach for a cookbook or maybe...

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Kennel-Shank: Add refuse to 3 Rs

Feb 24, 2020 by

The issue is stark: Pollution from plastics and other waste is harming all creatures, all over the world. It is affecting human health, from residents of the wealthiest countries to children living near scrap...

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A call to offer welcome and refuge

Feb 24, 2020 by and

Over two weeks in January and February, I traveled in the U.S.-Mexico border region from San Diego, Calif., to Brownsville, Texas, with stops in more than 10 cities on both sides of the border. I have seen and...

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Ten Thousand lamentations

Feb 13, 2020 by

The year 2020 did not begin well. We’d all barely finished our portzelky when we were forced to contend with rumors of war and visitations from pestilence. Throughout January, disaster was all around us. But...

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Loved enough to be good

Feb 10, 2020 by

A Mennonite bishop once pointed out to me there was an area where Jesus didn’t send his disciples. In Acts 1:8, when Jesus told his disciples they would be his witnesses “in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and...

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