‘Tempestry Project’ adds color to climate data

Apr 6, 2020 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — The knitted scarves accumulating at Bethel College Mennonite Church were not abandoned there because of rising temperatures. Instead, they are illustrating them. Featuring a row of yarn...

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Paraguay’s president visits farmers in western Chaco

Mar 30, 2020 by

LOMA PLATA, Paraguay — Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez and other political leaders visited Mennonite farms and attended the inauguration of a health post, a school expansion, a new road and a bridge...

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King: See me

Mar 23, 2020 by

A blessing of six grandchildren is the chance to learn again a key longing of being human: “See me.” The ache to be seen is fundamental. It shapes us from beginning to end and through everything in...

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Clergy unite for mothers and activists who took over vacant house

Mar 23, 2020 by and

LOS ANGELES — Activists, clergy and residents gathered March 15 to pray for a group of mothers and housing activists known as “The Reclaimers” after they took over a vacant, state-owned property as a...

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Entirely inspired

Mar 23, 2020 by

Bruxy Cavey proposes that moving some words around in a common conservative faith statement (“We believe in the inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God, and his name is Jesus. . . .”) is the bridge...

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Right discrimination

Mar 23, 2020 by

Our culture says it is OK to be gay. This is a lie. The church is being deceived. Our culture no longer believes in a God who gave us universal standards for living. Our culture and our nation are heading for...

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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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Book review: Service: The Path to Justice

Mar 23, 2020 by

A friend asked when justice became a conspicuous topic for the worldwide church. I suggested the crises of the 20th century inspired an almost constant inquiry about justice. This occurred first in the global...

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MWC visitors hear a call for prayer in Burkina Faso

Mar 23, 2020 by and

BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso — Terrorist attacks have displaced 700,000 people in this West African nation. Many say what they most need is prayer. “Only God can help us find a solution. It will not come...

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Gospel in context

Mar 23, 2020 by

Contextualization of the gos­pel is a cardinal principle of contemporary missions. It affirms what Anabaptist Christians have called a “hermeneutic of community” — with the additional understanding that...

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Technology that isolates can bring us together

Mar 23, 2020 by

How quickly things change. Only a few weeks ago it was fashionable to lament the isolating power of technology and the relentless march of individualism. Now we know otherwise. The coronavirus has illustrated...

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A pandemic, as I knew it

Mar 23, 2020 by

Mennonite workers witnessed the ravages of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern Africa during the 1980s and ’90s. Nearly a third of adults of reproductive age became HIV-positive, leaving an entire society...

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History: A rural people? Not at first

Mar 23, 2020 by

Mennonites have long lauded rural settings as the ideal locations for faithful life and practice, nestled in the hard-working, simple- living communities away from the seductive evils of the city. It’s...

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EMM worker and his students shaped African theology

Mar 23, 2020 by , and

Donald R. Jacobs, a missionary educator for 20 years in East Africa, where he was the last American Mennonite bishop in Tanzania and founded a Mennonite theological college, died Feb. 11 in Leola, Pa. He was...

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Bible: Resurrection changes everything

Mar 23, 2020 by

When the miners in the collapsed Copiapó mine in Chile were finally rescued and shuttled to safety through three miles of stone on Oct. 13, 2010, Chilean president Sebastián Piñera was there to greet them....

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Andres: Parasites, islands and tables

Mar 23, 2020 by

Parasite received much attention after it collected top awards at the Oscars last month. The film is an engrossing and fable-like story that lingers in your thoughts long after the credits play. Set in South...

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Two centenarians

Mar 23, 2020 by

They’re not exactly twins, but there’s a fitting convergence in the fact that Mennonite World Review Inc. and Mennonite Central Committee share a birth year. Several weeks ago, they held centennial...

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What I would do if I had a camel

Mar 18, 2020 by

We don’t have a camel. Our farm has at least one of many different critters, but we don’t have a camel. Ah, but if we did . . . If we had a camel, I would invite children to come see, smell and hear this...

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Churches, institutions suspend activities due to virus

Mar 16, 2020 by and

Mennonite churches and other organizations are finding new ways to operate or canceling activities to stem the spread of coronavirus. Colleges are replacing in-person classes with remote classes. Mennonite...

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Coronavirus prompts organizations to make changes

Mar 11, 2020 by and

Colleges are replacing in-person classes with remote classes. Mennonite World Conference is canceling an international gathering in British Columbia. Mennonite Disaster Service is closing all projects....

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Merger to create ‘Anabaptist World’

Mar 9, 2020 by and

The Mennonite and Mennonite World Review are announcing the name of the independent, multiplatform journalistic ministry they are creating: Anabaptist World. The new ministry’s platforms will include a new...

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