Adapting faith in a changing culture

Friday, July 1, 2011

The author of Hebrews wrote these words as an encouragement to a church in troubled times. Surrounded by persecution and religious intolerance, Christianity emerged on this foundation: Jesus Christ.

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Consuming youth

Friday, July 1, 2011

There’s serious money at stake.

College students from several nations at Christian camp participated in a get-acquainted mixer. They divided into groups based on their nationalities, selected a song that was representative of their culture,…

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Emerging adulthood: a new stage on the journey?

Friday, July 1, 2011

When did you arrive as an adult? What experiences or accomplishments indicated that you had finally become one? What are the actual transition points between childhood, adolescence, and…

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Finding joy in cutlery buckets and grungy mop water

Friday, July 1, 2011

A few summers ago at Camp Evergreen, among our many volunteers, three 15-year-old boys served together, as support staff, for a week and a half.

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Responding to cultural shifts in Quebec

Friday, July 1, 2011

To the surprise of many, most of Quebec turned orange during the last federal election. Whatever the significance of this sudden political shift, it pales in comparison with the profound cultural transformation the province has undergone during the last decades.

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Cheeky memoir a window into young adults and music

Friday, July 1, 2011

Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll
Author: Joel Heng Hartse
Sects, Love, and Rock & Roll is a cleverly titled book. Its subtitle, “My Life on Record,” provides a clue that the book tackles the subjects autobiographically.

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Home, safe home

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mennonite mental health organization Eden Health Care Services opened 24 safe, affordable housing units in Steinbach, Man., May 13 for persons with mental health concerns.

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Conference sheds light on abuse

Friday, July 1, 2011

Domestic violence knows no boundary between the “secular” world and the “spiritual” world. “Emerging from the shadows” was the theme of Peace and Safety in the Christian Home’s (PASCH) annual conference.

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Net worth

Friday, July 1, 2011

Website profiled: re-Worship.blogspot.com – “Would you like to introduce your church to Holy Humour Sunday?”

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News briefs

Friday, July 1, 2011

Tokyo Mennonite Churches pray for end of radiation pollution; Winnipeg children make bookmarks as fundraiser for Japan; MDS looks for volunteers; MB Mission gets new office in BC; Palestinian refugees need sponsors; Slave Lake, Alberta loses homes to wildfire; Undergrads travel to South Africa; MCC responds to flood in Pakistan; LCC International University looks for new president; CMU finishes first season of on-campus community shared agriculture farm

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Laser tag and baptism?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Have you ever played laser tag? I remember my first experience – it seemed like all of my friends had played for years, and I was the last one to join the party. I remember the anticipation of playing the game, the excitement of being handed my first laser (unfortunately, no lightsabres available), and the uncertainty of what strategy I should use to win (or simply avoid losing every game!).

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Film note

Friday, July 1, 2011

Of Gods and Men
Director: Xavier Beauvois
How do you make decisions as a community when harsh realities challenge the beliefs and aspirations of the group?

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Re:view: Count your blessings

Friday, July 1, 2011

“Count your blessings, name them one by one.” Years ago, we sang this old gospel song with gusto.

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July Transitions 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

Changes for Cam Priebe, Paul Kroeker, Jon & Claudia Osmond

Introducing Jim Toohey

Farewell to Nathan Friedt, Mark Burch, Chris Friesen, Michael Pahl, Ryan Dueck, Ewald Unruh

Renew City Church closes

New Life Church merges with The Journey, pastored by Dave Harder

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Waldheim supplies vision needs with silicon lenses

Friday, July 1, 2011

AdSpecs – bulky, “coke-bottle” glasses – brought a retired U.S. Marine to an MB church in Saskatchewan on Memorial Day weekend. May 29, Kevin White, founder of Global Vision 2010, an organization to promote AdSpecs, was featured speaker at a fundraiser for the first distribution centre of the low-cost, self-adjustable corrective eyewear, about to open – in a Waldheim MB Church storage room.

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