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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Paying for atrocities

Oct 26, 2015 by

If you are angry about U.S. and NATO aircraft bombing and destroying a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, and if you think President Obama is guilty of war crimes, then include in that...

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Opinion: Resolution on Israel-Palestine harms peace efforts for all faiths

Oct 26, 2015 by , and

We live in an age in which millions of people are exposed daily to some variant of the argument that the challenges of the world they live in are best explained in terms of “Israel.” — David Nirenberg,...

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Lax and lukewarm

Oct 26, 2015 by

How is it that Mennonite Church USA has become lax in its stand against homosexual activity? When Pink Menno activists showed up at the Phoenix convention in 2013, we considered them left-wing radicals....

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Budget for the future

Oct 26, 2015 by

Much of the media has grown hushed about the chance for yet another U.S. federal government shutdown if a budget can’t be solidified by Dec. 11. That silence offers a chance to speak up for finally trimming...

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Indiana Latinos, police pray together

Oct 26, 2015 by , and

ELKHART, Ind. — Gilberto Pérez Jr. didn’t like seeing a routine litany of run-ins between law enforcement officers and his Latino community in northern Indiana, so he did something about it. Speaking at a...

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Identifying apostasy

Oct 26, 2015 by

I am somewhat offended that Steve Hoeppner uses the Book of Jude to talk about apostasy in the Mennonite church (“Jude’s Warnings Come True,” Sept. 28). My offense mostly comes from his opinion that he...

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The way of all war

Oct 26, 2015 by

Doctors Without Borders wants answers about an Oct. 3 U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people at its hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. They’ve demanded a war-crimes investigation. Was the bombing due to...

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Book review: ‘Between 2 Gods’

Oct 26, 2015 by

Trudy Harder Metzger is an author, speaker, trauma coach and survivor of long-standing patterns of abuse and incest — patterns inherent in some Old Colony Mennonite families in Mexico and then perpetuated...

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Less strict, still vigilant

Oct 26, 2015 by

Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s classic 17th-century spiritual autobiography, describes the Christian life as a tale of a solitary individual on a long and difficult journey. Members of Pilgrim Mennonite...

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Divine instinct to help

Oct 26, 2015 by

Last spring, I read Andy Weir’s sci-fi novel, The Martian, in less than 24 hours. It doesn’t disappoint, and neither does the recent film adaption. The tale centers on the crew of the Hermes during a...

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Peace churches prepare for war

Oct 26, 2015 by

Few in the mid-1930s could have imagined another global conflict as horrendous as World War I, with its 20 million casualties. Even fewer would have believed that another global conflagration would triple that...

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Scripture versus experience

Oct 26, 2015 by

Our next three lessons cover large developments in the Jerusalem church and beyond. In Acts 12 we find Peter in prison guarded by four squads of soldiers. King Herod Agrippa, after beheading the apostle James,...

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Words of welcome from Pope Francis

Oct 26, 2015 by

The immigration debate took on an ugly tone this summer with politicians and political candidates labeling immigrants as “murderers” and “rapists,” rejecting refugees as potential “terrorists” and...

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MWR assistant editor to work from Illinois

Oct 23, 2015 by

Rachel Stella of Tiskilwa, Ill., is Mennonite World Review’s new assistant editor and Web editor. She comes to MWR from the NewsTribune in La Salle, Ill., where she was media editor. She managed the...

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Arizona pastor, convention speaker dies in motorcycle accident

Oct 20, 2015 by

Hal Shrader, the lead pastor of Trinity Mennonite Church in Glendale, Ariz., who spoke at a Mennonite Church USA convention worship service this summer, died Oct. 19 in a motorcycle accident outside of...

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Evana Network previews its future

Oct 19, 2015 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — Five months after the birth of Evana Network was announced, the newest movement to link Anabaptism and evangelicalism held its coming-out party Oct. 16-17, emphasizing relationships with God,...

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Small conference makes big historical find

Oct 19, 2015 by and

When a small Canadian Mennonite conference began going through boxes of old documents a couple of months ago, it found an artifact of significance to Mennonites across the country. The Christian Mennonite...

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MC USA abuse discernment group ends work

Oct 19, 2015 by and

ELKHART, Ind. — The Discernment Group on sexual abuse, a committee formed by Mennonite Church USA in 2013 to address the painful and complex legacy of sexual abuse by renowned theologian and professor John...

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Canadians give couple the wedding they missed in Syria

Oct 16, 2015 by and

WINNIPEG, Man. — When Brian Darweesh and Reem Younes got married, they were living as refugees in Lebanon. They left their homes in Syria fleeing violence and a threat on Darweesh’s life. Their wedding had...

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