Freeman Academy confronts its rural challenges

May 1, 2017 by and

FREEMAN, S.D. — The clanging and clinking of plates, cutlery, pots and pans. The metallic hum of the sausage grinder. The sizzle of New Year’s cookies in the fryer. The wafting strains of music. The...

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Values made clear

Apr 25, 2016 by

Beside a single candle glowing in the Beth­el College chapel, a student sang “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” The song’s power came not only from the strength of the singer’s voice but also from the...

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Anabaptist schools, scripture and spiritual awakening

Nov 23, 2015 by

In late September, many of us were enthralled by a rare celestial display: a super moon in total eclipse, also known as a blood moon because of its reddish glow — clearly a reference to the apocalyptic...

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Bluffton education conference looks to past, future

Oct 26, 2015 by and

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Representatives from across the spectrum of Mennonite education gathered at Bluffton University Oct. 16-18 for a conference on the network’s past, present and future. The event attracted...

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Active year sees Mennonite schools merge, close

May 11, 2015 by and

The boards of two Pennsylvania Mennonite schools have approved a plan to integrate into one unified school system with a single superintendent and board. Penn View Christian School, a K-8 school in Souderton,...

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College is like a vaccine

Mar 2, 2015 by

The recent outbreak of measles at Disneyland got me thinking about Christian higher education and the future of the church. It’s a strange connection, I know. But hear me out. The measles outbreak has...

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