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Entries from July 2010

Mennonites and Jews

July 30th, 2010 by isaac · No Comments

I recently preached a sermon on Mennonites and Jews. I reflected on my experience of worshiping with First Mennonite in San Francisco. They rent space from a Jewish synagogue, which has led to an interesting relationship. Here’s an excerpt from the sermon: Mennonite church in San Francisco rents space for worship from a Jewish Synagogue, […]

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This is why I’m a Mennonite

July 25th, 2010 by isaac · 8 Comments

I joined the Mennonite church 7 years ago. I wanted to be a part of a church that acknowledged Christ’s way of peace as fundamental to the gospel. The peace of Jesus is always at the center of our worship at Chapel Hill Mennonite. But, as far as I can tell, the larger denominational bodies […]

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Life at Mt. Zion Mennonite

July 15th, 2010 by isaac · 2 Comments

I wrote a reflection on my week-long visit with the people of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church in Boonsboro, Maryland. Here’s an excerpt: From the window of the nursery I can see the cemetery that stretches across the hill alongside the church — a field planted with rectangular stones to mark the graves of the faithful: […]

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