Guatemalan seminary leader knows Jesus heals

Jun 12, 2017 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — Willi Hugo Perez was 10 years old when he lost his father. During Guate­mala’s 36-year civil war, Marco Tulio Perez was accused of being a communist, tortured in front of his family and...

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Kreider lit Anabaptist fire in U.K.

May 12, 2017 by , , and

Alan F. Kreider, a mission worker, scholar and speaker who ignited contemporary Anabaptism in the United Kingdom and beyond, died May 8 at his home in Goshen, Ind. He was 75 and had been diagnosed with...

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Goshen bounces back in a year of lower enrollments

Oct 3, 2016 by and

In a down year for enrollment at many U.S. Mennonite colleges, universities and seminaries, Goshen (Ind.) College’s enrollment is up, returning to levels it last saw in 2013. Overall, two institutions...

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‘But I’ve seen him do so much good’

Sep 21, 2016 by

Please note: This reflection references an incident of sexual abuse. “But I’ve seen him do so much good.” It was heartbreaking when I came across this line in an account about a woman who had...

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Happy are those who do not sit in the seat of scoffers

Mar 30, 2016 by

Truth be told, I assiduously avoid watching or listening to the leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination. When family members turned on the TV to watch the first Republican debate six...

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An open letter to the church from the presidents of Mennonite Church USA colleges, universities and ...

Mar 15, 2016 by

Dear friends and brothers and sisters in Christ, As presidents of the schools to whom many of you have entrusted the formation of future leaders for our church’s witness in the world, we want to say with...

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Seminary’s origin

Dec 7, 2015 by

Thank you for publishing “AMBS Forerunner Began 70 Years Ago” (Nov. 23). That was a very special time, and I am grateful to Rich Preheim for writing about it. I need to point out an error in the...

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Anabaptist schools, scripture and spiritual awakening

Nov 23, 2015 by

In late September, many of us were enthralled by a rare celestial display: a super moon in total eclipse, also known as a blood moon because of its reddish glow — clearly a reference to the apocalyptic...

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AMBS forerunner began 70 years ago in Chicago

Nov 17, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — In the spring of 1942, as World War II was intensifying, some American Mennonites were mobilizing to confront a growing challenge on the home front: the training of ministers and other church...

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In shadow of death, Nigerians rely on Bible, prayer

Oct 12, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — When Obed and Phena Dashan told students and faculty at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary how they feel God’s love surrounding them in spite of facing death every day in their ministry...

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African-American pastors, leaders make connections

May 11, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — About 30 African-American Mennonite pastors and lay leaders expressed optimism, hope and surprise during a gathering April 24-25 at Mennonite Mission Network and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical...

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AMBS on abuse: ‘We failed you’

Mar 23, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — For 40 years, women who had been sexually violated by John Howard Yoder were left suffering in silence while the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary professor became one of the most...

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What are Anabaptists becoming?

Feb 9, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — Pastors Week participants at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary pondered metaphors of rhizomes, a flame, a midwife and mestizos as they heard challenges to trust God more fully and to...

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AMBS students join Fort Benning SOA witness

Jan 19, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — For the students who traveled from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary to Fort Benning, Ga., in November, the experience of witnessing for peace and justice raised questions while it...

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Seminary announces service to acknowledge harm from John Howard Yoder actions

Dec 8, 2014 by

ELKHART, Ind. — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary is taking steps to acknowledge responsibility for the harm inflicted by theologian John Howard Yoder’s sexual exploitation of women and for seminary...

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Avoiding avoidance

Jun 27, 2014 by

This semester, my co-teacher colleague and I decided to put Body Politics: Five Practices of the Christian Community Before the Watching World on the assigned reading list for an upper-level course in...

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Seminary closes one chapter and begins another in Kansas

May 12, 2014 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary will begin a stepped-down level of involvement in central Kansas this summer, continuing to offer some courses while exploring additional ways to...

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AMBS speaker offers call to look, love, serve like Jesus

May 12, 2014 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — Greg Boyd repeatedly called listeners to “look like Jesus, love like Jesus, serve like Jesus” during his visit April 24-25 to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Boyd, a best-selling...

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Lecturer explores God’s gender

Feb 17, 2014 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — Does God in the Bible have a body? Does God have gender and sexuality? These were two questions Mark S. Smith, professor of Hebrew and Judaic studies at New York University, asked in this...

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