EMM staff members Jimm and Kaylene Derksen challenged high school students to go 48 hours without using their smartphones or social media.

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Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

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LANCASTER, Pa. — Five hundred fifty Lancaster Mennonite High School (LM) students were challenged to go 48 hours without using their smartphones or social media. Smartphone addiction is becoming an increasing concern for 21st-century society, especially for adolescents.

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Before moving to Lancaster County 18 years ago, Donna Becker had little exposure to Mennonites. This summer, Donna’s understanding of Mennonite identity was expanded when she met the people of Habecker Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa.

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Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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LANCASTER, Pa. — Before moving to Lancaster County 18 years ago, Donna Becker had little exposure to Mennonites. In fact, she was not aware that she had ever met a Mennonite until she began studies with Eastern Mennonite Seminary in 2015. Becker spent most of her life in the Baltimore area, in the Lutheran and United Church of Christ traditions.

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EMM worker Michael Clancy discovers that the needs and issues in the city of Lebanon aren’t any different than those in Philadelphia or New York City. Everyone needs the light of Christ.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, September 21, 2018.

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September 4, 2018

The way (not) taken

Before Mary and I went to Vietnam, I was profoundly moved by reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. Bonhoeffer, a German theologian and pastor, hanged in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, had written: "When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die."

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EMM’s Kingdom Teams and non-native English speakers have fun and learn from one another during the Leap into Language program.

Focus is a weekly 3 minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, September 1, 2018.

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A former EMM worker reflects on the lessons he learned about what “church” really means.

Focus is a weekly three-minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

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An immigrant church in Philadelphia — an “offshoot” of work started in Vietnam more than a half-century earlier — plants an urban church on its own doorstep that reaches out to the “least of these.”

Focus is a weekly three-minute radio program which airs on WDAC (94.5 fm) on Saturdays at 8:55 p.m. This program aired on Saturday, August 4, 2018.

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August 6, 2018

Called to Burma

Many people have never heard of this country, or if they have, they know little about it. The government has guaranteed this cloak of secrecy over the last 60-plus years of military junta ruling by keeping much of the country closed, with severe and swift consequences for anyone they even suspect of questioning their laws or legitimacy. Secret police are located everywhere, spying on their own citizens and making those they feel may be a threat disappear, temporarily or permanently.

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