Humorous memoir lacks depth

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
Author: Rhoda Janzen
In the same week that Rhoda Janzen’s husband left her “for a guy from gay.com,” she was hit head-on in her car by a drunk teenager. These events eventually sent her home to California for a five-month recuperation and sabbatical from her teaching job at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

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Newsbriefs

Monday, March 1, 2010

“Walk a block for the Lord;” Kenneth Reddig new director for CMU Centre; RUSH Conference draws people; James Dobson leaving organization; Conservative Bible Project; Haiti threatened by kidnapping and trafficking of children; MCC and MWC in Haiti; Tyndal Universtiy College and Seminary announce Gary Nelson as president; MCC provides funds for displaced people in Jos

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CBC reviews denominational partnership

Monday, March 1, 2010

The executive committee of the B.C. MB conference is reviewing its partnership arrangements with Mennonite Church British Columbia, relative to their shared ownership of Columbia Bible College (CBC) in Abbotsford, B.C.

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Great stories on screen for 2009

Monday, March 1, 2010

Movies profiled are: Up, Coraline, Inglourious Basterds, Avatar, Up in the Air, The Class/ Entre les murs, The Hurt Locker, Goodbye Solo

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March Transitions 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Introducing Daniel Beutler, Manfred and Beth Koehler, Brian and Rachel Ray, Alan and Holly Whyte

Farewell to Irma Barkman, Bob Cappelle, Joel Diamond, Marilyn Muller and Virgina Hooper

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B.C. pastors called to attend pre-convention meeting

Monday, March 1, 2010

When new thoughts and fresh ideas are circulating in the wind, it’s time to talk. That belief has brought a new element to the B.C. conference 2010 convention agenda.

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Changes shift executive board into high gear

Monday, March 1, 2010

Several major items were brought to the table at the Canadian Conference of MB Churches executive board meeting Jan. 29–30 in Winnipeg.

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On God, earthquakes, and human kindness

Monday, March 1, 2010

As I write this editorial, a giant earthquake has just rocked Haiti. It seems fitting to ponder the existence of God amidst such a huge tragedy.

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Discussing our faith without losing our minds

Monday, March 1, 2010

I once was at the crossroads between atheism and Christianity. I was 18 years old. The weakness of many of the arguments I heard against atheism, such as “atheism leads to believing that life has no meaning, which proves it’s false,” were driving me toward atheism, or at least toward a formal rejection of Christianity.

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BFL processes feedback, drafts changes

Monday, March 1, 2010

The board of faith and life (BFL) gathered in Winnipeg Jan. 22–23 for their thrice-yearly meetings. “When questions and theological challenges arise, BFL works through these on the church’s behalf – they ensure the church has a voice,” says Lorraine Dick, board chair.

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Reaching IN & OUT

Monday, March 1, 2010

Linden couple founds second congregation; Church responds to house fires

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Pastor and students bring eyewear to developing world

Monday, March 1, 2010

Waldheim (Sask.) MB Church’s lead pastor Greg Wiens describes himself as “more of a hands-on pastor” than an “overly spiritualized person.” But when a recurring dream plagued him after reading an article about Adspecs – inexpensive, easy-to-use eyeglasses for the developing world – Wiens took notice and took action.

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Reading list on apologetics

Monday, March 1, 2010

Books Profiled are: Questions of Faith: A Skeptical Affirmation of Christianity; God is Great, God is Good: Why Believing in God is Reasonable; The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism; Jesus Matters: Good News for the Twenty-First Century; Mere Christianity; The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World; The Gospel in a Pluralist Society; Believe in God in an Age of Science; The God that Did Not Fail: How Religion Built and Sustains the West

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Meet the Board of Faith and Life

Monday, March 1, 2010

Profiled are Lorraine Dick, Keith Poysti, Paul Doerksen, Doug Berg

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King of wisdom or greed? Solomon’s story

Monday, March 1, 2010

We know Solomon as the wisest man who ever lived. He acquired more wealth than any other king of Israel, traded weapons, and built the greatest military-industrial complex of the Israelite empire. Solomon also cemented political alliances through his marriages with hundreds of princesses whose love eventually led him to reject Yahweh, God of Israel.

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