Western District board condemns president’s reported remarks

Jan 15, 2018 by

The leadership board of Mennonite Church USA’s Western District Conference on Jan. 13 condemned President Trump’s alleged vulgar and dismissive reference to certain countries. In a statement, the WDC...

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Won’t pay for war

Jan 30, 2017 by

Prophet Martin Luther King Jr. damned the Vietnam War with his most controversial speech on April 4, 1967, exactly one year before he was assassinated. King said, “The greatest purveyor of violence in the...

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What you might not know about Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 16, 2017 by

I’ve recently been working through Martin Luther King Jr.’s A Testament of Hope. Here are some quick thoughts from my notes on this holiday honoring him. My overall thoughts are that King challenged...

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What would MLK do?

Jan 18, 2016 by

It isn’t just on MLK Day that we watch it unfold. It happens with national race incidents. It happens in heated conversations. It happens in tweets and Facebook comments. If you are someone who regularly...

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Hiding safe behind stained glass

Jul 10, 2015 by

Martin Luther King Jr., in September of 1963, gave the eulogy for the four girls who were killed in the bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. He used his platform that day to give voice to...

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Never be afraid of what is right

Jan 19, 2015 by

Martin Luther King Day, which commemorates King’s birthday, is one of those days that I think should be celebrated throughout the world. It is a day used to promote equal rights for all Americans, though I...

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Seek first the kingdom

Jan 19, 2015 by

Clarence Jordan once reportedly quipped in his typical salty fashion that many Christian preachers will preach the hind legs off of Jesus but rarely pay attention to what Jesus himself preached. Jordan was a...

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‘Selma’: Recognizing yesterday is today

Jan 16, 2015 by

Last night I went to see Selma, and I was absolutely enthralled. The artistry was beautiful. The actors authentic. The lines soul stirring. When the credits began to roll, I felt as if I had just been through...

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Why privileged people love quoting MLK

Oct 8, 2014 by

If you’re outspoken on the issue of race, chances are, at one point or another, you’ve had a conversation with a self-proclaimed pacifist who has cited Martin Luther King Jr. King was nonviolent, they...

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Pastor nudged church to act on civil rights

Jun 2, 2014 by and

Vincent Harding, a civil rights activist and former Mennonite pastor who wrote Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “Beyond Vietnam” antiwar speech, died May 19 in Philadelphia. He was 82. Harding served as...

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What does the cross of Jesus mean?

Apr 21, 2014 by

Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb...

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