In 1951, Jay “Junior” Lehman, then a 21-year-old farm boy from Ohio, sailed by freighter to Antwerp, Belgium. He was among the first wave of conscientious objectors to participate in a new alternative service program called Pax. Reaching their eventual destination in Germany, Lehman and about 20 draft-age men labored to turn Nazi poison-gas bunkers into housing for World War II refugees. ...More
It was the first Mennonite cookbook ever published by anything more than a local congregation or a small regional printer.
People have referred to this cookbook as the “mother” or “grandmother” of all Mennonite cookbooks.
When one person heard the cookbook was about to be published in a new edition, s ...More
The first leg of her journey toward directing Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) began in 2001 when Katie Mansfield, then a divisional vice president of Goldman Sachs, lived through the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.
Subsequent legs in her journey:
• Three years with Mennonite Central Com ...More
Faith is not a common topic of discussion at the weekly University of Virginia Medical Center Surgery Grand Rounds. And yet faith is what Eastern Mennonite University alumna and current UVa chief resident in surgery Laura Horst Rosenberger ’03 chose to talk about in her Jan. 28 presentation titled “Mennonites in Medicine: Missionaries to Dean of Harvard.”
The Grand Rounds lecture t ...More
When retired church ministry professor John R. Martin welcomed his former classmate to the Eastern Mennonite University campus last week, he offered warm regards.
“It is an honor that you’ve come to visit us,” Martin said, clasping the hands of 98-year-old Amos J. Yoder.
“Oh, don’t make too much of it,” said Yoder with a grin.
Much was made of Yoder’s visit, t ...More
The image of an experienced country doctor making house calls with a big black bag full of basic medical equipment has not completely disappeared. Even in a culture of increasing skepticism for physicians and of increasing medical costs, rural health care providers seem to be retaining their respected positions in society.
Linford Gehman ’59, a doctor serving a rural population in nort ...More
[Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of Peacebuilder magazine.]
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, move over. Ditto for Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The Ce ...More
On his Messiah College application in the early ‘80s, LeVon Smoker checked computer science as his major (with a pen—the online application being years in the future) “on a whim,” he recalls. “Computers were new, I thought it would be fun, and not a lot of people would be doing it.”
Since his graduation in 1986, Smoker h ...More
Starting in refugee camps
Philip Borkholder’s ’89 journey to information technology began by majoring in fields that had little to do with computer science: biology and international agricultural development.
This led to a five-year stint with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) shortly after graduation in 1989. Borkholde ...More
[Editor’s note: Originally published in Peacebuilder magazine a year ago, this article on the workings of the United Nations remains more relevant than ever, with UN agencies needing to play a major role in the fight to stop Ebola, as well as to bring an end to the d ...More