Have you ever had an assumption that proved incorrect? What do you think of the assumptions – visual and written – shared by contributors Kenda Resler Friend, Bethany Habegger, Dan Hess, Becky Oberg, Steve Thomas, and Michele West? Perhaps you have an assumption to share…
Many of the voices in this issue touch on people dealing with the consequences of being uprooted, jolted from one reality into another. How much do we not think about something routine in our lives – our health, our independence, our jobs, our families – until, in a heartbeat, it all changes?
Read the Uprooted issue: MennoExpressions Nov 2015 FINAL uprooted
This issue, dedicated to expressions of creativity, is packed with art and prose! A beautiful short story by Iona Wagner, reflections on their respective processes of creating art and music by Annette Bolton, Laurel Gerbrandt, Karla Hovde, Jeremy South, and Michael Stauffer, prose by John Hofstetter, and artwork by Gaynel Bryan, Ethan Nissley, and Jared Nissley make this an issue not to miss.
What do you think of when you hear “solitude”? Do you welcome solitude, or do you avoid it? It feels easy to avoid right now, what with the proliferation of digital devices and the real (or perceived) need to be connected, all the time. In this issue of MennoExpressions, writers Meagan Johnson and Carolyn Martin share their thoughts on the ways solitude is present in their lives, and Michele West and Carolyn share photographs which visually represent their views of solitude.
Download the issue: MennoExpressions_Apr_2015_Solitude
JUNE 18 – 20, 2015
“IN-MI Mennonite Conference Annual Sessions will held in Indianapolis June 18-20, 2015. From greeting people as they arrive, helping the caterers with food service, ushering, childcare, set-up/tear down, to providing lodging… lots of help is needed! Click below to see how you can be involved.”
In Sara Wenger Shenk’s recent sermon at FMC, she quoted Niels Bohr: “The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” In this issue, FMCers and members from Shalom explore various truths which may – or may not – be conflicting. Which of the truths in this issue of MennoExpressions speaks the loudest to you?
Indymenno.org just got a long overdue makeover! All the resources found on the old site are here, and we’ll be sharing more news on the homepage. We’ll also be following up with a couple new sections: Sharing Our Space and Faith In Action.
For those using RSS feeders, you can subscribe to homepage posts (see “Posts RSS” in the right menu) — they’ll include news, big event information, and MennoExpressions releases. Also, sermon recordings are now available as a podcast: follow along on the website or subscribe to the feed.