June issue 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Contents of the MB Herald June issue 2015

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MCC’s peacebuilding work expands in Middle East

Monday, June 29, 2015

WINNIPEG In a region of ongoing conflict and tension, supporting peace and promoting dialogue between religious communities continues to be a fundamental mission for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)….

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Two months after Nepal earthquake

Friday, June 26, 2015

As the monsoon season begins in Nepal, the main priority for people affected by the Apr. 25, 2015, earthquake is shelter.

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Society aims to make history French

Thursday, June 25, 2015

La Société d’Histoire mennonite du Québec is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: www.histoiremennonite.quebec.

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Commission meets and awards Katie Funk Wiebe research grant

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rachel Twigg Boyce is the 2015 recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s Katie Funk Wiebe research grant. At the AGM held in Fresno, Cal., (June 12–13, 2015), the Commission awarded the grant to Twigg Boyce, currently pastor of House Blend Ministries, an intentional Christian community in Winnipeg that is now seven years old.

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Cultural embrace and cultural resistance

Monday, June 22, 2015

Title: California Mennonites
Author: Brian Froese
California Mennonites is an engaging story of both cultural embrace and cultural resistance – Mennonite style. Brian Froese, associate professor of history at CMU, has completely reworked his doctoral dissertation in this book, narrating the Mennonite experience in California from the gold-rush days of the “Forty-Niners” to 1975.

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Welcoming refugees – a picture of God’s kingdom

Friday, June 19, 2015

When you follow God’s leading, he often “calls you to things you would never have imagined,” says Michelle Knowles. Members of Waterloo (Ont.) MB Church and Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, have discovered a broader view on the world and journeyed farther in discipleship by supporting refugee families.

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Church planting in Canada: A life and death venture

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

About 10 years ago, The Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa, was healthy and growing, so they decided to start a congregation on a nearby campus. “How hard can this be?” asked pastor Tim Auld and his leadership team.

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5 gifts we received in the Holy Land

Friday, June 12, 2015

From Mar. 21 to Apr. 4, 2015, parent and chaperone Sheila Peters and I led a group of 10 MB Collegiate Institute students on a study tour of the Holy Land.

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What is truth?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On June 2, I joined more than 250 people at the University of Winnipeg to watch a livestream of the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event, as the commissioners released their findings on Canada’s Indian residential school system.

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Devotional album’s Scripture-based songs shine

Monday, June 8, 2015

Title: Lost and Found
Author: Cory Alstad
Lost and Found by Cory Alstad is a melodious journey on themes of hope, love and trust. The album is comprised of songs the experienced worship leader has written over the last years.

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How to turn an electric toy to evangelistic tool

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Title: A Field Guide for Everyday Mission: 30 days and 101 ways to demonstrate the gospel
Author: Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts Jr.
“Build short fences…” – or, in my case, lend out your hedge trimmer. We’ve all heard that we should view our workplaces, neighbourhoods and families as a mission field, but Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts, Jr., go beyond the “what” to articulate the “how.”

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The God-bearing life…of a magazine

Monday, June 1, 2015

I remember the call like it was yesterday. Cam Rowland was on the phone, offering me a job as editor of the MB Herald. That call meant a career…

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Father to gang members

Monday, June 1, 2015

It was September 2013. We were visiting El Progreso, a church plant by the Mennonite Brethren conference of Colombia in partnership with MCC. It’s located in Cazucá…

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Intern journal: Soup’s on!

Monday, June 1, 2015

The soup was plentiful. During the week of Jan. 18–25, 2015, I had nine bowls over four community church lunches. What was more significant than the soup, though,…

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