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Purity from within

In the story from Mark 7:1-23, Jesus challenges the Pharisees and scribes for “super-sizing” their rituals and traditions in ways that overshadow other important emphases. For instance, they obsessed over hand-washing, but failed to appropriately honor parents. Do we do that? Jesus reminds us that clean and unclean comes not from what we put into […]

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Ready

In Ephesians 6:10-20, we have a vivid picture of being ready in a world that contains forces hostile to God’s goodness. Dare we trust God enough to defend us? And will we trust God to defend the way God does? Instead of ignoring the unseen conflicts in our world, instead of going unprepared, instead of […]

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Live as wise

Paul tells the people gathering for worship in Ephesus to “live not as unwise people but as wise.” This sounds like wonderful advice, but it can feel a bit vague. What, and who, does wisdom look like? As Christians, who do we confess is the wisdom of God, and what does this wisdom teach us […]

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Power, failure

The old and troubling story of King David’s greatest scandal (2 Samuel 11) is also the story of abusing power. David failed to use power for others, instead using it against Bathsheba, Uriah, and others. We all have power in human relationships. What does this story teach us about the exercise of power? What does […]

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Stories from Mennonite World Conference

Hear stories from the Global Youth Summit, Assembly Gathered and Assembly Scattered from Pennsylvania 2015. Global Youth Summit (GYS): Grace Burkhart, Jake Hertzler, Harrison Horst Assembly Gathered: Hershey Leaman, Emma Burkhart, Richard & Ann Martin Assembly Scattered: George Stoltzfus

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