March Issue 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Features The day the bees arrived in church Memorial services: Meditation on mortality What I like about Lent Tribute: John Wiens  Columns Editorial: Altered landscapes: New Calvinism and Anabaptism in conversation…

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Citizenship in a different kingdom

Monday, March 31, 2014

Revolutionary Christian Citizenship
Author: John Howard Yoder
Temporarily residing in the United States brings some light to what makes a Canadian “Canadian” and an American “American.” For example, I’ve noticed our public healthcare system frees Canadians from a great deal of financial stress…

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Letters April 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Re: Chaplains: Leading the missional charge, EFC

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New thinking for a new day in church planting

Monday, March 31, 2014

Text and Context: Church Planting in Canada in Post-Christendom
Author: Leonard Hjalmarson, editor
Paradigm shifts aren’t new, even in the church. Throughout history, the pendulum has swung: different perspectives on faith, theology, mission, church life and ecclesiology become prominent while once-popular/widespread practices and disciplines fall into obscurity/disuse.

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Stories invite risk

Monday, March 31, 2014

Strangers at My Door: A True Story of Finding Jesus in Unexpected Guests
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Yes, stories are one of the book’s strengths, but to describe it as simply a collection of stories is to miss the point.

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World MB family album in full colour

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Colors of the Mennonites in Andhra Pradesh
Authors: David A. Wiebe & Paul D. Wiebe; photographs by Rufus Gurugulla
Behold the love of God written in the faces of his Indian children…

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A Bible for every home

Friday, March 28, 2014

WINNIPEG Norman Brown’s goal: to distribute the Plautdietsch (Low German) Bible free of charge to every home in Bolivia. Since Kindred Productions released De Bibel in 2003, the…

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Cedar Park helps hospice

Thursday, March 27, 2014

DELTA, B.C.  A Delta, B.C., church has raised $30,000 for its community’s hospice over the last four years. Almost half of that sum was raised last December in a…

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Mothers make a difference

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dressed in colourful finery, seven immigrant women pulled up in front of the Winnipeg Art Gallery in a limousine Mar. 8, 2014. That night, they were the stars of Letters to our Children, a book and documentary that premiered to an audience of some 225 media, government, NGO and church people.

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Saskatchewan convention 2014

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The 2014 convention of the Saskatchewan Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, held Mar. 12–15, 2014, at Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, marked the end of a long chapter in the book of SKMB churches: Ralph and Grace Gliege’s ministry.

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SKMB: A close-knit church family

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Erna Jantzen’s fingers are rarely still as boards report and delegates discuss at conventions. Her nimble needles are always knitting something – like the 288 toques she has created for the pastors of the Saskatchewan MB conference.

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Foodgrains Bank monitoring situation in South Sudan

Monday, March 17, 2014

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is monitoring the situation in South Sudan, where hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by conflict.

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Supporting pastors in the face of trauma

Sunday, March 16, 2014

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, it not only left a trail of ruined homes, flattened businesses and uprooted trees, it caused emotional trauma for many in the disaster’s path.

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Hillside shuttered as Main campus surges

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The newest MB church in Chilliwack, B.C., formerly known has Promontory Community Church, has been forced to reinvent itself.

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Manitoba convention 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Some 200 delegates and guests gathered Mar. 7–8 at Eastview Community Church, Winnipeg, for Assemby 2014, Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba’s (MBCM) annual convention.

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