Confessing Jesus in Austria

Monday, June 1, 2009

My mother became a Christian when I was five years old. She then joined the Mennonite Brethren Church in Linz and started to take me along to Sunday school. So I basically grew up in this church and have considered myself a Mennonite as far back as I remember.

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Alberta convention 2009

Monday, June 1, 2009

While the Liberal party of Canada gathered in Vancouver to officially recognize Michael Ignatieff as their leader, two provincial MB conferences were also holding their annual conventions, in Abbotsford, B.C., and at College Drive Community Church in Lethbridge, Alta.

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B.C. conference launches campus initiative

Monday, June 1, 2009

The 2009 convention, as conference minister Steve Berg put it, was the third in a series to make the B.C. conference’s annual meetings more productive.

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In-between, there is hope

Monday, June 1, 2009

Psalm 22:1 holds words attributed to King David; however, we know them best as words cried out by our Lord Jesus as he experienced excruciating pain while fastened with nails upon the cross (Matthew 27:46). For both David and Jesus, these heart-wrenching words of desertion reflected the greatest dread of all – the fear of God’s abandonment.

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CMU confers hope, and degrees

Monday, June 1, 2009

“You face a different world than graduates did a year ago,” Dr. Nettie Wiebe told graduates of Canadian Mennonite University Apr. 26. She warned of a failing economy, job losses, a widening gap between rich and poor, and the harsh impact of climate change on the planet’s most
vulnerable populations

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CMU launches new program

Monday, June 1, 2009

Canadian Mennonite University officially launched its communications and media program Apr. 20 with a celebration honouring Elmer Hildebrand (pictured, middle with his wife Hilda and CMU president Gerald Gerbrandt) of Golden West Broadcasting, whose $300,000 pledge made the program possible.

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Anabaptism 101: Paradoxical living

Monday, June 1, 2009

Late in the third century, a novel and dangerous idea established a foothold in orthodox Christianity. It was the notion that the ideal Christian life was best lived away from society, that God was calling his champions of piety out of society into deserts and caves (and eventually into monastic communities). Christian monasticism was born.

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MCC considers new vision, structure

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is considering major organizational changes in order to work more closely with Anabaptist churches around the world in peace-building, development, and relief.

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Transitions

Monday, June 1, 2009

Introducing Kelly Wiebe, Stephen Philps

Farewell to Shannon Storey

Churches closing: Westview Community Church, The Meeting Place (B.C.)

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Bethany College confers 127 degrees, certificates, diplomas

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Bethany College community gathered at Bethany Place, Apr. 26 to confer 55 certificates to participants of the ExCiTe (Experiencing Christ Together) one-year program, 7 TESOL certificates, 34 diplomas of biblical studies (two-year program), 16 bachelor of Christian studies (three-year program), and 15 bachelor of arts (four- year program).

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5 Questions

Monday, June 1, 2009

Profile on Thompson Christian Centre Fellowship, Thompson, Manitoba

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Letters

Monday, June 1, 2009

Olympic complicity re April; Literalist ammunition re April; No Plausible mechanism re April; Mystery and miracles re April; A credible alternative re April; Seniors serving seniors re May; Not too early to learn about aging re May; Familiar journey re May; A timely theme re March; Coming alongside re April; Thrilled with passion re April; A request for forgiveness re Jim Holm

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Surrender

Monday, June 1, 2009

I apologize. I forgive you.
Only five words, but absolutely some of the hardest to say. Rarely spoken even among Christians. Indeed the trend seems to be sharper posturing, entrenching on opinions, polarizing.

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Church planters meet at bi-national conference

Monday, June 1, 2009

Fifty-one Mennonite Brethren participated in this year’s Exponential: National New Church Conference in Orlando, Fla., Apr. 20–23. MB church planters, provincial extension directors, pastors, and their spouses met with Regenerate 21-01 director Ewald Unruh and Gord Fleming, national church planting team director, for a supper during the convention to share stories and network.

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MB seminary announces job reductions

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary has announced the reduction of several full-time staff and faculty positions, as well as immediate across-the-board reductions to health and retirement benefits.

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