Can there be a Christian labour union?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The concept of a Christian labour union goes to the heart of all sorts of stereotypes. Mention “union” and Mennonite in the same sentence, and you could find yourself in uncharted waters. Nowadays, it’s definitely less popular than talking about sex.

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God is a worker

Sunday, June 1, 2008

“Does God work?” Willie asks his father in the children’s book by George MacDonald, The Genius of Willie MacMichael. “Yes, Willie, it seems that God works more than…

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David Dueck receives honourary doctorate

Sunday, June 1, 2008

David Dueck, director of the critically acclaimed docu-drama about Mennonites, And When They Shall Ask, was presented an honourary doctorate by, Providence College, Otterburne, Man., April 20. With the…

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New MB pastors buy the T-shirt

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Pastors’ Credentialing and Orientation, April 30–May 2 Every year, new pastors come into service in Mennonite Brethren churches, some new to the denomination, others as fresh graduates or…

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Stillwood Camp hits 50th anniversary

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Despite cloudy, cool weather, hundreds of well-wishers and former campers turned out  May 10 and 11 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre, near…

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God’s faithfulness in wake of dramatic collapse

Sunday, June 1, 2008

To senior pastor Chris Douglas, it seems as if God had been preparing Central Heights to handle the aftermath. Just as the band Starfield was into its second number before some 1,200 fans, a 25-by-25-foot area collapsed, dropping people, heavy church pews, equipment, and building materials into the hole and onto the concrete one storey below.

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Rising food costs impact Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Rising food prices have dramatically increased the costs of our programming. In Bangladesh, in the four months between the first delivery of food and the second, the cost of rice doubled. These rising prices put unbearable pressure on people trying to cope with disaster.

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Church planting boom unexpected

Sunday, June 1, 2008

B.C. churches gather for annual convention May 2–3 It appeared this year’s B.C. conference annual convention would be a fairly routine gathering. Significant changes in direction were made…

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June Letters

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A timely issue; Offenders should make the first move; Passion for pastry; Insights concerning the Spirit; Open letter from MCC re March, April and May content

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Don’t squint – use the proper lenses

Sunday, June 1, 2008

On a shelf above my desk sits a relic of a bygone era. It is The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). There was a time when the OED was the required reference for anyone needing reliable English etymology. The “uncompact” edition is 17 large volumes – fit only for libraries. And so for students like myself, a compressed 2-volume set was produced.

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Our compact life

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Some people cut out dairy. Others abstain from sugar to make them feel better. Tom and Malora Mulhern are cutting out the mall.

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Time for change

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Change is constant. It’s everywhere we go. It always has been. We either cope with it or it defeats us. But rarely do we remain ambivalent or unaffected. We prefer to see the least amount of change in the church. In the midst of constant societal transformation, we long for and hang onto what we hope will be a changeless church.

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Who’s the boss?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Who’s the boss of our lives? For most of us, the answer is obvious – God. Who’s the boss of our everyday work? The answer may not seem so obvious. For those of us who write for a living, our boss can be the reader, the editor, or even the owner of the publication.

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Finding God amid a successful career

Sunday, June 1, 2008

David Leung was born in Hong Kong. As a teenager, he moved to the U.S., where he attended the University of Minnesota. He was an excellent student and obtained a number of degrees,

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Transitions

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Introducing Isaak Eitzen, Ingrid Reichard, Jeff Bucknam

Farewell to Victor Kliewer, Mike Reimer, Bill Lothian, Hugo Reimer

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