March Issue 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

FEATURES Praying the passion  Three children embrace the importance of outreach  Poem: Deserving COLUMNS Editorial: Humble majesty Conference news —Executive board welcomes new rep, begins financial review —Credentialing: the BFL’s favourite…

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Urban missionary dies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

May 26, 1952–March 22, 2013 Fred Stoesz died Mar. 22, 2013. He was born May 26, 1952 to John and Ellen Stoesz. Fred grew up in southern Manitoba….

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Alberta increases collaboration with national conference

Monday, March 25, 2013

Hoping to rediscover the call of God’s kingdom on their lives, some 100 people gathered at Dalhousie MB Church, Calgary, Mar. 15–16, for the annual convention of the Alberta conference (ABMB). By the end of the weekend, the province had agreed to collaborate more intentionally with the national conference, and to outsource most of its services, resourcing, and even budget to the Canadian conference, in order to see God’s kingdom come in Alberta.

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Saskatchewan convention 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fellowshipping around tables in Borden’s (Sask.) community centre (meeting place of Riverbend [MB] Fellowship), the Saskatchewan MB (SKMB) convention feels like a family reunion – and like many such gatherings, it was not without difference of opinion as the executive presented an ambitious budget and structural changes.

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Pope Francis: A new leader for a trying time

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Roman Catholic cardinal from Argentina has generated worldwide applause and some disquiet: what does his election as pope mean for Mennonites and the evangelical community? Perhaps more than we might think….

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B.C. legislature approves MBBS Act

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada has taken another step forward in establishing itself as a new seminary for the 21st century. On Mar. 13, 2013, the British Columbia…

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Authors shortlisted

Friday, March 15, 2013

Congratulations to authors Dora Dueck and Sarah Klassen whose books were shortlisted for the 2013 Manitoba Book Awards!

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New president sees hope in young people

Thursday, March 14, 2013

“To some, the state of the world may seem hopeless,” said the new head of Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C. “But it’s not. And that is why I…

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Manitoba convention 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Manitoba focuses on good news Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba Assembly, Mar. 1–2, 2013 There was a “sweet, sweet spirit” at Steinbach MB Church, Mar. 1, for the…

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Is charity ever selfless?

Monday, March 4, 2013

What drives us to help others? Are we moved by compassion, by pity? Do we have a need for significance that can only come from sacrifice? Or, do we make a logical choice to serve based on our belief in human equity?

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Nailed death

Friday, March 1, 2013

Jesus
I kneeled to ask…

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All in All

Friday, March 1, 2013

As pure as the lily that blooms in the spring…

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Study conference recommended reading

Friday, March 1, 2013

Having recently heard Robert Gagnon speak at a theological conference, what surprised me about his book was not the position he took (for I knew the direction of his argument), but the size and scope of his book. It is both impressive and daunting….

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Ontario convention 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013

The 82nd annual convention of the Ontario Conference of MB Churches (ONMB) at Mountain Park Church, Niagara Falls, Ont., experienced “a welling up of God’s presence and his Spirit in this place,” said ONMB executive director Ed Willms…

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Board of faith and life statement on creation

Friday, March 1, 2013

In March 2010, the MB Herald printed an article titled “Is there a Christian view of Darwin?” The title and content caused concern to several individuals and churches…

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