Church plan still meets health needs

May 12, 2014 by and

Officials with Mennonite Church USA’s Corinthian Plan say even with the Affordable Care Act in place, there’s still value in the church having its own health insurance plan. “We want to encourage...

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Corinthian Plan directors transition

May 12, 2014 by , and

Keith Harder of Hillsboro, Kan., retired March 31 as director of the Corinthian Plan, Mennonite Church USA’s health coverage program. Duncan Smith of Beaverton, Ore., an area representative for the plan for...

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Seminary closes one chapter and begins another in Kansas

May 12, 2014 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary will begin a stepped-down level of involvement in central Kansas this summer, continuing to offer some courses while exploring additional ways to...

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‘Fast Jason’ achieves his Ultimate goal

May 12, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Jason Yoder, a 2008 Goshen College graduate and doctoral student at Indiana University Bloomington, somehow finds ample time to play with flying discs as a member of the Indianapolis...

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Becoming an Anablacktivist

May 12, 2014 by

Traveling through Philadelphia last year, I met Drew Hart. He’s a Ph.D. student at Lutheran Theological Seminary, a part-time pastor and professor, and a prophetic voice in Anabaptist circles. What follows...

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Not coming, not leaving

May 12, 2014 by

What’s the largest religious group in Canada? Christianity. What’s the second largest? None. According to the Canadian government’s National Household Survey, almost a quarter of the population, or about...

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God’s laws violated

May 12, 2014 by

Has the Anabaptist peace teaching become a god? It seems like it, to the point where Jesus’ death on the cross is questioned because it was violent. He was the fulfillment of the Passover, and without that...

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Competing for a house

May 12, 2014 by

I’m not generally a competitive person. But the capacity for competitiveness is there and sometimes it comes out in surprising moments. Recently it happened when I thought that a house my husband and I are...

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‘Welcome, not affirm’ concerns

May 12, 2014 by

I’m deeply concerned about (“Welcoming, Not Affirming” by Harold Jantz, April 28) Jantz’s “welcoming but not affirming” stance toward our gay brothers and lesbian sisters seeking to follow Jesus...

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Homeless Savior

May 12, 2014 by

A new life-size, bronze statue of Christ has been showing up at some churches. Depicted as a homeless person, he is obscured in blankets and lying on a bench. The only markers of divinity are crucifixion...

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What’s your reality?

May 12, 2014 by

Reality is a fragile thing. It is no wonder we spend so much time convincing ourselves otherwise. We prefer thinking our world is predictable, stable and enduring. And so we develop routines, rituals and...

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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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Power in the blood?

May 12, 2014 by

Power in the blood? Is there power in the blood? (Cramer Avenue column by Sarah Kehrberg, April 14). The real power, I believe, is in the life lived — the unspeakable love for the world, the cosmos, for us...

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Back for graduation

May 12, 2014 by

I’m a product of church schools. Every level of my formal education since age 12 has been within the boundaries of church-related institutions — from a broadly evangelical high school with Mennonite roots,...

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Publishers adapt to a changing market

May 12, 2014 by and

In December, megachurch pastor Bill Hybels preached a sermon introducing the peace framework from John Paul Lederach’s book The Journey Toward Reconciliation to his congregation of more than 24,000...

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Pacific shore is holy ground for Easter baptisms

May 12, 2014 by and

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The chilly spring waters of the Pacific Ocean didn’t deter 29 people from plunging beneath the surface this Easter as a public witness to the truth and power of the gospel. On April 20,...

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Internet killing religion?

May 12, 2014 by and

A professor in Massachusetts noticed recently that religion’s decline in America coincided with the rise of the Internet. He theorized that the two might be connected. Headline: “Is the Internet Bad for...

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NYC church partners for highly efficient apartments

May 12, 2014 by and

A New York City church has taken an active role in bringing a passive solution to Brooklyn housing needs. Iglesia Menonita Unida De Avivamienta (United Revival Mennonite Church) is co-owner of the first U.S....

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Canadian man guilty of drug trafficking

May 12, 2014 by

An Alberta Mennonite has been sentenced after being found guilty of smuggling cocaine from Mexico into Canada. Jacob Fehr of Peace River, Alta., grew up in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. He told investigators...

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Resisting an evil spirit

May 8, 2014 by

While Christians in North America debate theology and church rules, those in Nigeria face far greater challenges. The threat of death, fleeing one’s home or seeing one’s place of worship attacked and...

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From Paraguay to Goshen, faith in many forms

May 5, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Across 13 countries and many cultural barriers, three Goshen College graduates found hospitality among different South and Central American Anabaptist groups during their 11-month, 10,000-mile...

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Nobel Laureate urges EMU graduates to take action

May 5, 2014 by and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee called 467 members of Eastern Mennonite University’s graduating class to take action in the present rather than be paralyzed by uncertainty about...

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MWR receives four ACP awards

Apr 28, 2014 by

Mennonite World Review won four awards at the annual convention of Associated Church Press on April 25 in Chicago. For the 12th year in a row, MWR received one of the top three awards for national or...

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