4 ways Christians can love the soil on Earth Day

Apr 20, 2017 by

Earth Day is a great time for Christians to show our love for God’s green earth. Of course, the challenge of loving the earth is knowing which part of the earth to love. There’s so much of it, after all...

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In poorly educated South Sudan, MCC builds up schools

Sep 12, 2016 by , and

RUMBEK, South Sudan — When South Sudan became an independent country in 2011, hopes were high and the future looked bright. But conflict broke out in 2013, and violence has ebbed and flowed since...

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Menno Tea expands with Pennsylvania farm, cafe

Aug 1, 2016 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Menno Tea co-founders Hans Weaver and Niles Graber Alvarez are returning to their roots this summer with the grand opening of the Menno Tea Mint Farming Cafe in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. Inspired by a...

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High seas service

Sep 14, 2015 by and

HESSTON, Kan. — A much older and landlocked group of “sea­going cowboys,” who first saw the wider world while caring for livestock aboard ships bound for post-World War II Europe, gathered for a reunion...

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Avian flu a blow to Hutterites

Sep 8, 2015 by and

ARLINGTON, S.D. — His eyes welling with tears, Simon Decker recalled the devastating blow inflicted nearly five months ago when avian flu wiped out 65,000 turkeys and 40,000 chickens on his eastern South...

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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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‘Hybrid’ seeds

Apr 27, 2015 by

As spring warms the earth, wheat fields wake from their winter slumber. Rockets of gluten rise from the plains and turn to amber waves of parables. The stories Jesus tells in Matthew 13 revolve around sowers,...

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Farming volunteer program joins Quakers, Mennonites

Mar 13, 2015 by , , and

Peace Farm, a new voluntary service program born out of a collaborative effort between Quakers and Mennonites in Bally, Pa., is preparing for its inaugural season, beginning in May. The venture brings together...

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Spiritual anchors in conflicted times

Jan 15, 2015 by

In these days of church conflict I am reminded of the story of my father-in-law, Rollin, age 94 when he died. In the last few years his balance was compromised, life was confusing, and little made sense:...

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Learning from farmers

Nov 24, 2014 by

When I applied for a Mennonite Voluntary Service position with the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations office in New York, I had no idea the agricultural roots I got from my Canadian Mennonite farmer...

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