Resisting the age of Trump with the love of Jesus

Dec 6, 2016 by

Denial is giving way to harsh reality. This is really happening. Donald Trump is going to be the president of the United States for the next four years. A Trump presidency threatens the safety and well-being...

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Missionaries of mercy

Aug 15, 2016 by

The story of thrift store manager Suzette Shreffler’s practice of dealing with thieves is inspiring and challenging. After confronting a man she caught stealing, she had him volunteer for an hour, gave him...

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Choosing a third way

May 23, 2016 by

Regarding “ ‘Third Way’ Preserves Unity” (May 9) how refreshing to hear of Reba Place’s practice of a “third way” — love, caring, acceptance. Ethel Harder Reedley,...

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Reba Place chooses ‘third way’ on sexuality

May 9, 2016 by and

Reba Place Fellowship has found it is possible to remain united despite differing views on same-sex marriage. Taking “a third-way approach,” the Evanston, Ill., group has opened its long-term covenant...

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I joined a Bible study that worries me

Mar 17, 2016 by

Recently, I sent a truly terrifying text: “I THINK I WANT TO JOIN YOUR BIBLE STUDY.” This text has been locked and loaded in my mind for months. I’ve wanted to join this group of women for their weekly...

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Opinion: Don’t break up the body

Apr 27, 2015 by

About 40 Franconia Mennonite Conference leaders gathered March 14 to discuss the Mennonite Church USA survey of credentialed leaders on issues related to people in same-gender relationships. We learned that...

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What’s so complicated about ‘love your enemies’?

Jun 30, 2014 by

If there’s one thing I don’t understand about modern Christianity in America, it’s this: The offensiveness of enemy love. If one takes a public stand against, say, most any sin you can think of, one is...

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Let’s talk about the Third Way

Jun 6, 2014 by

If you have been reading recent statements by Mennonite Church USA leaders, or even engaging in more private conversations about the inclusion of LGBTQ people in the Mennonite church, you have heard the term...

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