Author Archives: Maren Hange

Among ‘stormy seas of change,’ School for Leadership Training celebrates 50 years of supporting ministry

Approximately 200 pastors, ministers and laity attended the 50th annual School for Leadership Training Jan. 14-16 at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Funded by the seminary’s Lilly Foundation “Thriving in Ministry” grant, the three-day event included workshops, seminars, worship and fellowship opportunities focused on serving in challenging times of “political upheaval and national divisions” in the … Continue reading

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Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Project Grant 2019

https://louisville-institute.org/awards/pastoral-study-project/14283/ August 2017 and its aftermath have awoken me to the systemic racism in my community. I have engaged in the ongoing community and religious work through the Charlottesville Clergy Collective and the Women’s Clergy Circle in Charlottesville. Despite a history of peace and justice initiatives in the Mennonite tradition, … Continue reading

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Who is the God I worship?

The faith that moves mountains counts on the impossible and knows how to read the signs of the times that announce the possibility of a new tune instead of the old refrain.                Eboussi Boulaga, Cameroonian Philosopher

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Lent 2013: Temptation and Wilderness

Two weeks ago I had lunch with a friend. As we were talking, I mentioned that I was preaching that Sunday. Her response was ‘Lent 1, of course the temptation.’ And then she reflected how she had heard a speaker once who connected the temptation and the Lord’s prayer. We … Continue reading

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