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Intersectional Transgressions

Below is an excerpt from a longer reflection by Mennonite pastor and Anabaptist Witness book reviews co-editor Isaac Villegas on the open letter he and other participants in the 2018 Hope for the Future conference sent to members of Mennonite Church USA. As the letter states, “Hope for the Future gatherings bring together leaders of color from across […]

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Dilemmes pédagogiques dans l’Église mondiale : Poursuite de la réflexion sur le pouvoir et le privilège en rapport avec la scolarisation des enfants de missionnaires et les subsidies coloniaux au Congo belge

To read this post in English, click here. Ce numéro du journal Anabaptist Witness contient mon article « Enfants sacrés et subsides coloniaux chez les missionnaires des Frères mennonites : La manifestation de la séparation raciale au Congo belge, 1946-1959 ». Une version anglaise de cet article a été publiée dans le journal Missiology : An International Review[1]. La traduction […]

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Pedagogical Dilemmas in the Global Church: Reflecting on Power and Privilege in Relation to Colonial Subsidies and the Education of Missionaries’ Children in the Belgian Congo

Pour la version française de cet article, veuillez cliquez ici. This issue of Anabaptist Witness includes the publication of my article “Enfants sacrés et subsides coloniaux chez les missionnaires des Frères mennonites : La manifestation de la séparation raciale au Congo belge, 1946-1959.” An English version of this article previously appeared in the journal Missiology: An International […]

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Being Embraced

What does it mean to live as a family in mission? For many families who engage in cross-cultural mission, this question is thrown into sharp relief by the contrast between lifestyles, expectations, and values. But for families in mission in a North American context, this question is no less pressing. What have these families learned about proclaiming the Gospel? And how can God’s family — the church — be […]

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Pledging Allegiance

What does it mean to live as a family in mission? For many families who engage in cross-cultural mission, this question is thrown into sharp relief by the contrast between lifestyles, expectations, and values. But for families in mission in a North American context, this question is no less pressing. What have these families learned about proclaiming the Gospel? And how can God’s family — the church — be […]

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Morning

spring morning begins with the conspicuous perfume of flowers in the air, a few stars still yawning, the light covers used last night thrown aside, a warming sun gently rising in each heart, dingy faced bums living on the streets showing wide smiles, mothers imagining fairy tales to the sound of the wind in trees, […]

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Another

A poem by h. j. Recinos in response to the school shooting in Florida on Ash Wednesday after another school shooting horror again swells sorrowing hearts faster than any can say the Lord’s name, more innocent blood ran the halls in Florida on Ash Wednesday to make the nation fall into unearthed darkness, the speechless […]

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The Season | Miracle ©

For the Advent season, two poems from h.j. Recinos. The Season I often wonder about how many tears are shed when trying to make sense of the expensive politics planting crosses on the side of the road to keep company some day with the towered wall planned with deaf selling walks. little is ever said […]

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Sutherland

this year death has torn open our hearts from public squares, to schools, movie houses, parks, malls, and the sacred halls of church. in the circles made for prayer, no one even imagined more than twenty-four thousand innocents dropped by the barrel of guns into the earth’s dark void. when the glad times are recounted, […]

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The Sting

the history toward which the country slides will be memorized in the future with unglamorous words, a bitter taste on tongues, the sound of heaped up wailing, and the Rose Garden haunted by all the anonymous dead in the deserts, mountains, cities, and islands in the middle of vast seas. the future made last week […]

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