April Issue 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

contents of April issue

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CMU celebrates class of 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Canadian Mennonite University recognized the accomplishments of its students this past weekend, awarding degrees to 95 graduates and presenting program certificates to two recipients during its 2013 Graduation Exercises.

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This matters: honouring the ordinary

Monday, April 29, 2013

“Believing in God is easy; the hardest part is believing this matters,” says Bill, the lead character in Bill Cain’s moving semi-autobiographical, semi-fictional play on family; How to Write a New Book for the Bible.

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Women sweep academic awards at Bethany commencement

Saturday, April 27, 2013

The graduation weekend of Bethany College, Hepburn Sask., April 20-21, included a concert held in the beautiful and historic Knox United Church in downtown Saskatoon. Susan J Schmidt Goerz directed a compilation of musical ensembles and drama called “When I Walk through Those Doors” along with special guest conductor Brent Kruger and Saskatoon’s Teen Challenge Choir.

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Columbia Bible College launches 89 graduates

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Columbia Bible College celebrated its 77th graduation ceremony Apr. 20, 2013, at Northview Church, Abbotsford, B.C. Former president Ron Penner addressed the 30 BA graduates, 30 diploma graduates, and 29 certificate graduates.

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Outtatown participants celebrate returning home and finishing program

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Stories of love, hope, community, and transformation characterized the 2012/2013 Outtatown Discipleship School graduation celebration Apr. 14 as 61 young people graduated from the program.

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Seminary grants first 10 degrees

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ACTS Seminaries hosted its 23rd annual commencement exercises Apr. 20 at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, B.C.

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Prayer is in the house

Friday, April 19, 2013

Beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, the young congregation of The Living Room Montreal, a C2C church plant, will drop to their knees. At the Apr. 14 service,…

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MCC sets new target for Syria crisis campaign

Friday, April 19, 2013

The executive director of Mennonite Central Committee Canada says the situation in Syria is likely to worsen and more must be done for the people affected by the conflict.

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Historical Commission announces archival internship recipient

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Amanda Bartel is this year’s recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission archival internship. The selection committee chose Amanda from a strong field of candidates from universities and…

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Vivid novel makes history personal

Friday, April 12, 2013

You Are the Boy
Author: Danny Unrau
A real page-turner, You Are the Boy centres around Canadian Mennonite character Ben Ruhe…

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Tri-school partnership inked

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Mar. 28 signing ceremony at ETEM-IBVIE celebrated far more than the addition of another Bible school, Institut Biblique du Québec, (IBQ) to the growing partnership.

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Seminary president witnesses a miracle – with a little help from some friends

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It was a moment he’ll never forget. On Mar. 13, surrounded by polished marble, regal red carpet, and somber politicians, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada president Bruce Guenther looked down from the gallery in the B.C. provincial legislature and witnessed a miracle.

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“For you were strangers…”

Monday, April 1, 2013

My brother and I wander through the bustling old market. It’s a struggle to wend our way through hordes of people, motorcycles, and cars. The aromas of fish, spices, perfumes, fresh fruit, and diesel exhaust combine to create a smell as strange to our Western sensibilities as the shawarmas in our stomachs. Shopkeepers shout out their wares, each trying to outdo the next.

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Undergirding love achieves true win

Monday, April 1, 2013

Arguing with Friends: Keeping your friends and your convictions
Author: Paul Buller
“The devil always sends errors into the world in pairs – pairs of opposites,” wrote C.S. Lewis. “He relies on your extra dislike of one to draw you gradually into the opposite one.” In Arguing With Friends: Keeping Your Friends and Your Convictions,Paul Buller (an engineer by training) tries to help us navigate between two errors when discussing our beliefs with those who disagree…

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