Monthly Archives: April 2014

Thomas and Timothy

My dad, Keith Harder, and I tried our first-ever dialogue sermon on Sunday, April 27.  You can listen to it here: http://rainbowmennonite.org/media/ In this dialogue we talked about doubting Thomas, the one disciple who wished for a little more evidence … Continue reading

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Five reasons to join the RMC choir next season

So what is stopping you?

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Loving and praying for the Earth Day

Yesterday Ashton Wells, Aaron Barnhart, and I loved us some earth. We hummed (slightly off-pitch?) some songs and emptied our church prayer bowl into the Good Earth, into God’s Good Keeping. As Beatrix Amstutz said, “What a great gift to … Continue reading

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Nearing Easter

A lot of firsts for me this year, including the annual Easter egg hunt. It was great fun. Check out these videos and photos.

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The sting of death continues…

This morning was a memorial/inter-faith service like no other. It was led by the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City, in partnership with Community Clergy. It was called a “Service of Unity & Hope.” (See next blog post for more … Continue reading

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The sting of death and violence

On Palm Sunday I talked about how Jesus leads us in peaceful counter-processions, whereby we are called to subvert components of the cultural status quo like ethnic stereotypes, discrimination, and racism. My last words were: May our lives honor the … Continue reading

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RMC, meet Renee Reimer

In early June we will welcome Renee Reimer as the new RMC Youth Program Director. I first learned to know Renee when she came on board as the Junior Choir Director at Bethel College Mennonite Church. She had a magnetic … Continue reading

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