In the Anabaptist world, unity is alive and well

Jul 31, 2015 by

It’s been an interesting month. I attended both the Mennonite Church USA convention in Kansas City, Mo., and the Mennonite World Conference global assembly in Harrisburg, Pa. As a member of a congregation...

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A less popular faith

Jul 6, 2015 by

The largest religious groups in the United States received some difficult news in a recent survey. Mainline Protestant, Catholic and evangelical Christians all dropped in numbers over the past several years,...

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Anabaptist museum plans for Swiss castle progressing

Dec 15, 2014 by and

Plans to turn a Swiss fortress that imprisoned Anabaptists into a museum are still moving forward, despite a sluggish start to fundraising. A projected 3.3 million francs are needed to make Trachselwald castle...

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On top of the World

Oct 20, 2014 by and

On July 28, Erik Kratz was scratched from the lineup of the Buffalo Bisons AAA minor-league baseball team. The Toronto Blue Jays had just traded the Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church member to the Kansas City...

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Journey of discovery

Aug 12, 2014 by and

GOESSEL, Kan. — A traveler left Rocky Ford, Colo., this spring, seeking a destination in Kansas to complete a journey that has spanned nearly half a century. John Stiles parked his one-man caravan at...

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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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Imagining ‘an alternative to the sword’

May 6, 2014 by

During the course I’m teaching at Messiah College, Historical Study of Peace, we’ve focused intently on American peace movements and tracked two different forms of peace activity within Christian...

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Renewal Circles group plans first convention

Apr 28, 2014 by and

The recently organized group Anabaptist Renewal Circles will look to fuel spiritual renewal across many Mennonite Church USA conferences with a national convention this summer. Using the theme, “Proclaiming...

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Biblical alliance

Apr 28, 2014 by

In 1997 a group of ministers from the Conservative Mennonite Conference formulated a resolution lamenting the conference’s “theological drift” from its “historic moorings.” “We believe that...

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French speakers develop their network’s potential

Apr 28, 2014 by and

KINSHASA, Congo — With 235,000, Congo is the only country with a large number of French-speaking Mennonites. Otherwise, francophone Mennonites are usually small minorities in their countries. Through the...

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What we might unintentionally say when we gather

Apr 18, 2014 by

Over the course of the last few years, I have been a part of more conversations than I care to admit and/or remember about Christian conferences, gatherings, conventions, etc. and why they lack diversity....

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Canadian leader responds to interest in Anabaptism

Apr 14, 2014 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — A growing awareness of Anabaptism is increasing interest in Mennonite Church Canada, and Willard Metzger is happy to respond. “I hear so many people tell me that they have found a...

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Modern ‘Mirror’

Mar 21, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — A Congo­lese pastor who forgave the armed men who had forced him to dig his own grave. A Ukrainian Mennonite Breth­ren family displaced to labor camps throughout the Soviet Union and...

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