God’s love incarnate in a jail cell

Thursday, January 1, 2009

“Can you help me?” asked the voice over the phone. Usually when I receive such a call my impulse is to hang up, particularly when I’m unable to…

Read More

“Ain’t gonna study war no more”

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Bobby Oatway was a horrific sex offender. Some 15 years ago, when released on parole, he was run out of a B.C. city before he’d even moved there, and landed in a halfway house in Toronto. He was eventually run out of there by local town councillors and upstanding Torontonians.

Read More

Scott Street MB Church celebrates 65 years

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Two charter members were present at the 65th anniversary celebration of Scott Street MB Church, St. Catharines, Ont. Both age five at the time, Mary Dick, daughter of…

Read More

Songs have depth of hymns

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Devotion
Author: Steve Bell
Steve Bell’s latest album, Devotion, is filled with prayer songs. Bell has incorporated his skillful acoustic guitar playing and notable folksy sound with first-rate string arrangements in this album. Devotion has a blend of songs that are easy to sing, and meditative in nature. Stand-out tracks include “Almighty God,” “Everything We Need,” and “Gone is the Light.”

Read More

Letters open window of memory

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Remember Us: Letters from Stalin’s Gulag (1930–37). Volume One: The Regehr Family
Author: Ruth Derksen Siemens
By conservative estimates, at least 45 million people died in the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1953 through state causes such as executions, imposed famines, imprisonment in the gulag, and relocation to “special settlements,” not to mention millions more deaths because of war.

Read More

Seeking consensus on controversial issues

Thursday, January 1, 2009

All Right Now: Finding Consensus on Ethical Questions
Author: Tim Geddert
Tim Geddert, professor of New Testament at MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno, attempts the difficult task of drawing together biblical interpretation, the nature of the church, and ethics.

Read More

Letters

Thursday, January 1, 2009

“Mennonite” has double meaning; Don’t paint all emergents with the same brush; Embrace our MB name re October, November

Read More

A Mennonite Brethren by any other name

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Names are miserable creatures. I speak from experience. With Toews (pronounced “tayvz”) as a surname, my clan and I spend considerable time explaining our personal disconnect between English…

Read More

Responding to God’s heart for the marginalized

Thursday, January 1, 2009

When it comes to missions, what comes to mind for most people is the evangelism of aboriginal peoples, followers of other religions or sects, and people living in remote areas. But for a person like me, who was born and always lived in a metropolis like São Paulo, Brazil, God had another call – to be pastor in this jungle of stones, to do urban mission.

Read More

The trouble with blogs

Thursday, January 1, 2009

How should MB institutions respond to anonymous attacks? MB Biblical Seminary (MBBS) faces a dilemma. A variety of blogs have recently popped up on the internet critical of…

Read More

Capital punishment and the letter of James

Thursday, January 1, 2009

James 2: 8-13 When you hear stories about crime in your city, do you find yourself wishing the perpetrators were locked up for life? Do you sometimes feel…

Read More

Can people really change?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

When I was a children’s ministry intern in Fresno, Cal., a young man offered to serve as a volunteer in our Sunday school program. We were excited about…

Read More

Losing my cool at the ferry terminal

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Was I wise to take on four drunks? It was a British Columbian’s nightmare! We were stuck in a seemingly endless ferry lineup to Vancouver Island on a…

Read More

Finding redemption after a criminal sentence

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I knew by the faces of the two customs guards they had found me out. As they walked swiftly toward me, I thought, “God has finally put an…

Read More

Churches in the North and South need each other

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Larry Miller was quick to point out that though he serves as the representative for MWC, there are people whom, he believes, would be “better faces” for MWC; including two people recently in Canada – a man from Africa, and a woman from India. He went on to explain the importance of MWC for Anabaptists of all stripes – including Canadian MBs.

Read More

Subscribe to MB Herald via email

Enter your email address to receive notification of new posts.