Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Title: The Work of Theology
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Stanley Hauerwas is retiring… well, kind of. Actually, it turns out that retirement is a non-biblical concept that demonstrates that “we now live in a culture that believes we have no stake in developing people of wisdom and memory.”
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Love for neighbour is absolutely central to the gospel, speaker Bruxy Cavey said in the final mass worship service of Assembly 2015. This event saw the passing of a symbolic shepherd’s staff from MWC president Danisa Ndlovu to incoming president Nelson Kraybill.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Nzuzi Mukawa, a Congolese Mennonite Brethren pastor and educator and the MB Mission team leader for Sub Sahara Africa, challenged his audience Thursday evening to leave Mennonite World…
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The 16th Mennonite World Conference (MWC) Assembly opened July 21, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pa., with a parade of Mennonites from across the globe, with confession of past treatment…
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Last year, Glencairn MB Church in Kitchener, Ont., “woke up.” After 25 years, the church had plateaued at 180 attenders, but a change in staff and direction in…
Monday, July 20, 2015
Reality Church Vancouver, a plant of Westside Church, had hoped to launch in mid-2008. But they needed a place to rent, and for six months every site they…
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Teams that Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership
Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird
Teams that Thrive is a beacon of hope for anyone on a senior church leadership team disillusioned by bad experiences of teamwork, and a challenge to teams that have serious untapped potential.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
U.S. Mennonite Brethren musician Clyde Ferguson Jr., from Lenoir, NC, is one of 19 musicians selected to lead the morning and evening worship each day at the Mennonite World Conference assembly to be held July 21-26 at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg, Pa.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Why should I care for the environment? A lot of Christians today are asking that question, either out loud or in their hearts. We know it’s probably the right thing to do, but what’s a Christ-centered perspective on the matter?
Saturday, July 11, 2015
When war broke out in eastern Ukraine Vlad Makhovskiy decided he could not just sit at home and watch what was happening. He would help. What he did…
Friday, July 10, 2015
Title: What I Learned from Cancer
Author: Dennis Maione
Dennis Maione is only 27 years old, a year into his marriage, when he notices signs of what turns out to be rectal cancer. He experiences the stages of denial and acceptance that cancer patients typically encounter as they chart new waters of waiting, treatment and recovery.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
“It’s a new day in global mission,” says Victor Wiens, mission capacity building coordinator for MB Mission. “There’s a whole new pool of workers from the Global South…
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Some 400 children would go hungry in Abbotsford if not for school-based meal programs, estimates food bank director Dave Murray. What happens when there’s no school? “Dad, it’s up to you to do something about it,” said Murray’s adult daughter Sara Epp. And he did.
Sunday, July 5, 2015
When Dennis and Mistin Wilkinson moved to Vancouver’s West End to plant Meta Community five years ago, they knew finding their family of six a place to live…
Saturday, July 4, 2015
ACTION France (AF) was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in June 2010. I was a participant with ACTION Ontario, leading a team of six Anglophones. While the opportunities were not wanting for short-term mission in this French-speaking country, my Anglophone friends faced enormous barriers…