September 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

Contents of the September 2008 issue.

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Book Notes

Monday, September 1, 2008

Phil Hefner; Ted Peters; Margaret Loewen Riemer
Book notes
Pandora Press has released the proceedings of the sixth and seventh annual Goshen Conference on Religion and Science in book form…

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Using the ICOMB Confession of Faith study guide

Monday, September 1, 2008

Knowing and Living Your Faith, a commentary and study guide on the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) Confession of Faith released in June, is a 130-page booklet…

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Animated feature convinces with images

Monday, September 1, 2008

WALL-E
The new Pixar movie WALL-E tells a cautionary tale about stewardship of the earth (as well as our souls and bodies) and, in so doing, communicates an important message about how truths in general are conveyed.

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Illuminated Bible travels art circuit

Monday, September 1, 2008

The use of art alongside Scripture is a long-standing tradition in the church. The medieval argument for the use of painting, sculpture, and stained glass in church was that people couldn’t read, and art was a way to present biblical stories and truths.

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The gospel of image management

Monday, September 1, 2008

What I’m reading
unChristian and Metamorpha
I recently attended a municipal discussion forum on the most significant challenges facing our region. Participants were asked to introduce themselves, tell a little bit about the organization we represented, and what solutions we felt our perspective brought to the table…

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MCC launches $2-million crisis response for Iraq

Monday, September 1, 2008

Five years after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 2.8 million people are displaced from their homes in search of safer locations within the country. “The humanitarian situation of…

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MDS service builds homes and relationships

Monday, September 1, 2008

It’s hot – from 31 to 34 Celsius every day. It’s humid. It’s messy. It’s hard work. So why do some members of Winnipeg’s River East Mennonite Brethren…

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Mother’s wrath cannot dissuade daughter’s faith

Monday, September 1, 2008

AngSila is a small fishing village in Thailand, where Buddhism is dominant, temples and gold idols are widespread—and the young church is drawing believers. But as the numbers of believers grow, so does the persecution.

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God’s faithfulness celebrated wth sun and fun

Monday, September 1, 2008

As the sun shone on the longest day of the year, Simonhouse Bible Camp held an appreciation day to celebrate what the Lord has done and is continuing…

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A tale of two awards: Reflecting on Henry Morgentaler’s Order of Canada

Monday, September 1, 2008

It happened in Ottawa, our nation’s capital; one event June 11, the other July 1. Two awards were announced, one to a young man, the other to an older man.

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September Letters

Monday, September 1, 2008

Mennonite should be a multi-ethnic, theological term, Confront government on military spending, Don’t abandon peace position, Mental health issues addressed by “Living Room”, People with mental illness enrich lives, Apology could lead to healing, A wonderful surprise, Take Scripture literally re May, June, July and August content

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The numbers game

Monday, September 1, 2008

There are some people who say their battle with cancer is a gift from God. I’m not there yet – although having walked beside others who have gone…

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After Gathering: time to hold the executive board accountable

Monday, September 1, 2008

After Gathering: time to hold the executive board accountable Gathering 2008 was a time of celebration, fellowship, and encouragement. It was also a time to hear about the…

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Getting to the point of prayer

Monday, September 1, 2008

How many times do we hear a list of prayer requests, offer our best intentions to pray, and end up allowing that promise to fall casually to the side and remain nothing more than a pleasant reassurance?

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