Global MB delegates build trust, use authority

Aug 31, 2015 by , , and

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Representatives from 21 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren annual summit July 26-29 at Messiah...

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Opinion: The stake in federal aid

Aug 31, 2015 by and

The Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage may have placed many Christian colleges on a collision course with their largest funding partner — the U.S. government. Already facing significant...

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Lasting ties in western Europe

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ENKENBACH, Germany — At the age of 85, Artur Regier vividly remembers the night he fled his family’s West Prussian farm. It was 1945, and he was 15 years old. With gunfire from the Russian army less than...

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More evangelism!

Aug 31, 2015 by

MWR has a preponderance of news and articles on peace and justice in comparison to evangelism. It needs balance. Homosexual marriage and behavior is sin! MWR seems not to take a stand on this. I was baptized...

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Comfortable with hell?

Aug 31, 2015 by

There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done.” — C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce A boy in my...

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Pastors in Northern Ireland cut church to the core

Aug 31, 2015 by and

Pastoral colleagues Karen Sethuraman and Gordon McDade thought they were doing everything right. Their traditional church in Ballynahinch, Northern Ireland, had lots of people, programs and a strong community...

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Evana Network covenant describes what’s expected

Aug 31, 2015 by and

Pastors and members of the leadership board of congregations that join Evana Network, a new evangelical Anabaptist group, will need to sign its “personal covenant.” Individuals can also join by signing the...

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Death by favorite weapon

Aug 31, 2015 by

The issue of gun ownership has entered the national conversation again after mass shootings in Charleston, S.C., and Lafayette, La. While the murders in Charleston were clearly racial, mental health issues...

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Birth pangs of the Jerusalem church

Aug 31, 2015 by

If we were reading this narrative as Luke intended, we would not start halfway through Acts 4. So let’s first get situated. Acts is Luke’s second volume and follows directly after his account of Jesus’...

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Oasis refreshes ministry

Aug 31, 2015 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — In March, Tom and Carolyn Albright got a phone call from the police. A member of their church had been sleeping in a garbage dumpster and was crushed by a compactor early one morning. He...

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More justice!

Aug 31, 2015 by

John Powell’s column on domestic terrorism is timely and prophetic. Almost every day someone in the minority community is the victim of senseless violence. Many of these acts are caused by the police. We are...

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MWC announces commission leadership changes

Aug 31, 2015 by

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — In meetings prior to the July 21-26 assembly in Harrisburg, Pa., Mennonite World Conference announced changes in the leadership of three of its commissions. Joji Pantoja was appointed...

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Not quickest, but best

Aug 31, 2015 by

For members of the Mennonite World Conference commissions, the Harrisburg, Pa., assembly began with a local tour — Grantham, Salunga, Ephrata, Akron, and dinner at the Amish farm of Sol Stoltzfus. Mennonite...

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Thinking bigger?

Aug 31, 2015 by

A Mennonite Alliance is well worth considering (“More Than Before,” Editorial, Aug. 17), as Myron S. Augsburger proposed some time ago. If this would bring the spirit of Mennonite World Conference to our...

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The price of privilege

Aug 31, 2015 by

Ben Goossen, a scholar examining the relationship of Mennonite identity and German nationalism, said at Mennonite World Conference, “It is important to understand that playing ‘The Mennonite Game’ [and...

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‘Kindle our hearts’

Aug 31, 2015 by

When Mennonites sing “Move in Our Midst,” a hymn praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us, we are accepting a gift from the Church of the Brethren. “Teach us to love with heart, soul and mind,” Kenneth...

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Necessary negotiations

Aug 31, 2015 by

It comes as no surprise that some members of Congress revile any compromise with Iran over nuclear capabilities. When U.S. political factions refuse to work together on nearly anything, accommodation with an...

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Killing God, finding God

Aug 31, 2015 by

The title of Emily Hedrick’s novel might initially seem problematic, even sacrilegious. What believer would wish to read the confessional work of someone who has killed God, even in fictional form? Yet...

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Ontario business closes after workers vote to unionize

Aug 31, 2015 by and

Citing Mennonite teachings against involvement with unions, the owner of an Ontario woodworking business has ceased operations after a majority of employees voted to unionize. Leon Gingrich, president of...

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Streams in the desert

Aug 29, 2015 by

ABIQUIU, N.M. — Amid redstone cliffs and piñon forests, the annual assembly of Mennonite Church USA’s Mountain States Mennonite Conference Aug. 7-9 at Ghost Ranch had twice as many registrants as...

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Colleges’ decisions shake up their peers

Aug 27, 2015 by and

Decisions by two Mennonite Church USA colleges to expand their nondiscrimination policies to include employees in same-sex marriages have caused a stir in Christian higher education. Eastern Mennonite...

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Could Princeton’s Farminary change the culture of theological education?

Aug 24, 2015 by and

PRINCETON, N.J. — Eight years ago, Nathan Stucky left a Kansas farm to study youth ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. At the time, he never imagined he would become Dr. Nathan Stucky. Even more...

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MCC worker returns to Germany 60 years after service

Aug 24, 2015 by and

Anne Buller of Bluff­ton, Ohio, returned this summer to her old neighborhood in Germany to celebrate a ministry she started 66 years ago but only recently learned was still operating. Buller and her late...

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Brethren show solidarity with church in Nigeria

Aug 24, 2015 by and

TAMPA, Fla. — Delegates at the Church of the Brethren’s annual conference received an update about deadly challenges facing the denomination’s sister church in Nigeria. Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria...

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