Book review: ‘Plain Meetinghouses’

Dec 4, 2017 by

With all the attention given to the way plain Anabaptists live their daily lives, it’s easy to forget that they are, at a fundamental level, a worshiping people. Beth Oberholtzer and John Herr have created...

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Book review: ‘Horse-and-Buggy Genius’

Jul 4, 2016 by

Royden Loewen’s new book examines how Old Colony and Old Order Mennonites try to maintain religious and cultural changelessness in a world that celebrates change. But Horse-and-Buggy Genius also provides a...

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More drawn to sharing cost of health care

Jan 18, 2016 by and

Health-care sharing has become an attractive option for many people since the Affordable Care Act came into effect in the U.S., but it’s an arrangement many conservative Anabaptists have had long...

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Five discoveries about Amish families, communities

Sep 7, 2015 by

As a representative of Dove’s Nest, a Mennonite-based nonprofit organization helping churches keep children and youth safe, I was invited by the New York Office of Children and Family Services to help them...

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Iowa steel wheels issues persist

Dec 22, 2014 by

An Old Order Mennonite group in Iowa is seeking meetings with Mitchell County officials to discuss the use of steel wheels as a lengthy legal ordeal returns to court. Members of the Groffdale Conference Old...

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