Tag Archives: Bible and religion

Invested With Haverim

When Sam Thomas was a teenager, he felt certain his future was up in the air—literally. “I got my pilot’s license and really thought that was what I was created to do, to become an airline pilot. But what happens? I end up in low-paying pastoral work,” Thomas says, laughing. After graduating from Eastern Mennonite ...More

Sharing the Breakfast Cake

Growing up in a family of 11, Michael A. King ’76, dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, learned quickly that survival went to “the fittest.” In this essay, he muses on how learning to give in com­munity, encouraged and inspired by his “soulfully generous” wife Joan, is an important contributor to one’s spiritual commitment to God’s ...More

Extravagant love – from the Little Grill to Our Community Place

Let’s begin in 1992 , when the Free Food For All Soup Kitchen opened to the world, every Monday at noon, at The Little Grill restaurant in downtown Harrisonburg. Ron Copeland, the restaurant’s owner, drew inspiration for the soup kitchen from a number of different sources, including his Christian upbringing and political views shaped by his ...More

CJP leader Daryl Byler nurtures Iran-EMU relationship

J. Daryl Byler’s 11th trip to Iran marks the culmination of nearly a quarter-century of bridge-building efforts between North American Mennonites and Iranians. Byler, who is executive director of EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), last visited Iran in 2009, before Iran severely restricted visas for visitors from the United States and Canada for ...More