October/November issue 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Contents of the October/November issue 2015

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A taste of church planting

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nomadic Faith
Author: Paul Dixon
We Christians are quite good at describing what we’re against, but often grow rather silent when asked to describe what we are for. Paul Dixon’s Nomadic Faith doesn’t just take the easy road and decry what is unhealthy with modern attempts at church. Instead, he attempts to reorient the church through immersion into a life of church planting and discipleship actively led by the Holy Spirit.

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Young leader from The Well tests the waters

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Summerbridge photo by Alison Ralph

This past summer, after eight years of training and work in early childhood education, Erika Goode felt God calling her away from what she was familiar with.

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Study conference coverage

Friday, October 23, 2015

Citizen bloggers have been reporting on plenaries, workshops and the Bible study at study conference “God, Sex and Church.” Check out their work on the study conference blog….

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Hand in hand across borders

Thursday, October 22, 2015

I attended both breakout sessions on missional partnerships. The partnerships being discussed involved the U.S. MB conference, MB Mission, the C2C Network and CCMBC.

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Time for a family meeting?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

It goes without saying that communication is key to family life. Stories help nurture a shared sense of identity and community among Mennonite Brethren churches across Canada. But how do we best share these stories?

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Back to the future on the MB Herald

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In 1961, the Canadian Conference gathered and issued both a mandate and created a mechanism to “educate and edify…, to inspire and inform…, to criticize our vices and credit our virtues” as a denominational family. This desire for connectivity and communication across a growingly diverse constituency gave birth to the MB Herald.

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In search of sexual purity

Friday, October 16, 2015

The men’s prayer meeting had barely begun when he lay his head on the table and said, “I just can’t win over pornography.” I now know that many…

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Human/divine dilemma in church and culture

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Title: Christ at the Crux: The Mediation of God and Creation in Christological Perspective
Author: Paul Cumin
“How can theology say that God is other than the universe and also present within it?” Pemberton (B.C.) Community Church pastor Paul Cumin opens Christ at the Crux with this question. Mediation – the way Christ is somehow both divine and human – is a crucial mystery at the heart of the Christian faith and Cumin’s book.

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The people of God hear God together

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Believers Church Bible Commentary (BCBC) series “brings the Anabaptist voice into the community of interpretation in a way nothing else can do,” says Gordon Matties, who serves as editorial council chair and MB representative.

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CMBS funded initiatives promote study

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches announces three funded initiatives for 2015–2016.

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Lightening the load

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Providing relief and hope in Syria Every morning, before Samer al Laham goes to work, he checks to make sure it’s safe to go outside. That’s because in…

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A journey through the land of communication

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I harbour a secret love for the railway. Back in my seminary days, I travelled from B.C. to California via rail several times. It’s a journey that awakens…

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Beyond the next iPhone

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The communication challenge and opportunity of our era Every now and then, the shape of my summer weekend aligns just right so that at 8:45 a.m. on Saturday…

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Naked Anabaptists

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”

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