March Issue 2015

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Contents of the MB Herald March issue 2015

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No greater reward than sharing God’s love

Saturday, March 28, 2015

A little girl changed my life. I met her during a short-term mission trip to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where she attended one of our Bible camps.

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Birth of Anabaptism

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sometimes, a single act can have enormous consequences. In the religious ferment of 16th century Europe, a small group of Christians in the Swiss canton of Zurich gathered…

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An anxious Saviour

Friday, March 27, 2015

After plowing through scores of accounts, I have come to realize the manner of Jesus’ death is rarely reflected in common, idealized martyrdom stories. The majority of those…

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A theology of presence in Ukraine

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What can a church in Fresno, Cal., do to respond to suffering in Ukraine? In December 2014, the Warm Churches project was born out of conversations between pastor Fred Leonard of Mountain View Community Church and MB Mission Europe leader Johann Matthies. Matthies mobilized German and North American churches to help the eight ICOMB churches in Ukraine who were in desperate need.

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Celebrate inklings of truth and beauty

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

I haven’t always adored apologetics. In Bible college, I attended a debate at the local university between an evangelical creationist and Darwinian evolutionist. The Christian speaker was passionate…

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Netflix for the church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

“We’ve lost our Christian bookstores, and it was getting hard to view good Bible study resources,” says Fran Browne, SunWest Christian Fellowship, Calgary, executive assistant. Right Now Media, the “Netflix for the church,” filled the gap for SunWest.

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Millions on edge of major food crisis in South Sudan

Monday, March 23, 2015

Millions of displaced people in South Sudan continue to be on the brink of a major food crisis as the country’s violent conflict continues. “We are deeply concerned…

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Through MDS, love awakens hope

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hope – reawakened, rebuilt or restored – is at the core of the work and experience of Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). This was evident during the MDS All-Unit…

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Online Mennonite photo database “the future of digital community archives”

Saturday, March 21, 2015

After two years of design and development, the Mennonite Archival Image Database (MAID) is live for public use at archives.mhsc.ca. “Never before has the public had this kind…

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Not your mother’s women’s ministry

Friday, March 20, 2015

When Wanda Froese’s husband Terrance became director of ministry for the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches last April, and the couple began meeting with MB leaders across the province, she noticed a common thread: “Women in ministry are lonely. They need a place to connect.”

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Saskatchewan convention 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

The theme of the 69th annual convention of the Saskatchewan Conference of MB Churches, Mar. 13–14, 2015, was “Unless a seed…,” drawn from John 12:24.

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Provincial conventions 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Links to all MB Herald coverage, GMMITV videos, and provincial conference websites for annual conventions 2015.

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Experience the Bible up close

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“It’s like a walk through a Bible encyclopedia,” said B.C. conference minister Rob Thiessen after his tour of the the Metzger Historical Collection. The display, which contains more than 1,200 museum-quality replicas of archaeological artifacts and works of art, is housed in a newly-designed space in Columbia Bible College’s Resource Centre.

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Mennonite Brethren and the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

On Saturday morning at Manitoba’s Assembly 2015, Jon Isaak, director of the Centre for MB Studies in Winnipeg, presented a brief history of Mennonite Brethren engagement with Spirit-led,…

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