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What is Witness? A Reflection on Article 10 of the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective

The following post from Anabaptist Witness Co-Editor Jamie Ross is part of an ongoing series of “roundtable posts” published in The Mennonite reflecting on the Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective.  Ross’s contribution is one in a series of reflections on Article 10: The Church in Mission. Other contributors include Glenn Balzer, Neal Blough, […]

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It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday

I enjoy music, and I love Boyz II Men. Of their songs, one of my favorites is “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”. Even when we’re excited about the future, it can be difficult to let go of the past. This was my experience as a participant in the discipleship training program of […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

The anthropologist Clifford Geertz explains that one of the most significant aspect of the human condition is that “we all begin with the natural equipment to live a thousand kinds of life, but end in having lived only one.” For me, this one life began unfolding on Home Street in the South Bronx. My immigrant parents, […]

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The Impossible Invisibility of the Poor

Roberto Sosa, a Honduran poet, wrote: “The poor are many: that is why it is impossible to forget them.” Yet somehow, daily, we manage to do the impossible. I am living in one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere where, according to the World Bank, one-third of the people live in extreme poverty, […]

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Introducing the new Anabaptist Witness student assistant

We’re pleased to introduce the newest member of the Anabaptist Witness team, Jacob Liechty. Here is an introduction in his own words. Glad to have you on board, Jacob! My name is Jacob Liechty, and I’m excited to be joining the Anabaptist Witness team as a student assistant. My own engagement with mission in the […]

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A Journey from Kenya to Coneflower Farm

The following piece is the first entry in our new Anabaptist Young Adults in Mission Blog Series, sharing reflections on Anabaptist identity and engaging in different cultural contexts than one’s own. The author, Wanza Mwenda, is currently working with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) partners in her home country, Kenya, where she builds sand dams to […]

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Viviendo como la viuda

Martin Navarro is Church Relations Representative for Everence, a financial services ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. In this sermon on Luke 21:1–4, Navarro challenges his listeners to be like the widow who gave out of her poverty. We, like the widow, are called to be generous without showing off our generosity. Throughout […]

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Anabaptist Young Adults in Mission Blog Series: Introduction

Welcome to the Anabaptist Young Adults in Mission blog series! This is the first in a series of blog posts in which current and former young adult Mennonite volunteers in mission will share their reflections on Anabaptist identity, the spiritual foundations of their work, and explore what it’s like to engage a culture that is […]

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“Imítenme a mí”, el rol pastoral en una comunidad de fe anabautista

Luis Marcos Tapia is the pastor of the Iglesia Anabautista Menonita (Anabaptist Mennonite Church) of Quito, Ecuador. In this reflection he develops a theology of missional leadership centered on discipleship. Identifying Paul’s command to “imitate me, as I imitate Christ” (1 Cor. 11:1) as a baseline for pastoral leadership, the author contends that Christianity is […]

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Mission and the Post-Christian Shaped Church

One of the things that interested me about studying missiology was that context was something that was taken seriously. Context is integral in shaping our world view, our theological views, the nature and expression of church, and how the Gospel is transmitted and encountered. Understanding context is essential for mission. A number of years ago, […]

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