How two musicians turned street ministry into a song

Jul 27, 2020 by and

CHICAGO — On a Monday night, a dozen musicians sit on mismatched chairs in a sparse room inside a one-story brick building that used to be a discount store. If not for the 8-foot pine cross stuck on a chunk...

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Isn’t it deceptive?

May 4, 2020 by

Regarding “Illinois Pastors ­Allowed to Officiate Same-Sex Marriages” (March 9): I realized a couple weeks ago that the writer of our current Adult Bible Study by MennoMedia, which our Sunday school class...

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Illinois pastors allowed to officiate same-sex marriages

Mar 2, 2020 by and

After a same-sex wedding tested the limits of ambiguity in Illinois Mennonite Conference policies, delegates voted to allow pastors to officiate such weddings at the conference’s annual business meeting Feb....

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Support for couple natural step in Ill. church’s inclusion

Jan 27, 2020 by

A flock. A family. Branches sprouting from the vine. The bride of Christ. One body. A city on the hill. Scripture is full of meta­phors for congregations and the people who compose them. Laura Brenneman, a...

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Humble, extraordinary pastor

Jul 6, 2016 by

Our MYF was meeting on a Wednesday night at the church for games and Bible study. We were a lively and precocious bunch of 20 teenagers, often running our own program without the input of adult sponsors. As...

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