March/April 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Contents of the March/April 2016 issue

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It’s time to return stories

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Title: Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way
Author: Richard Twiss
Rescuing the Gospel is essential reading for Canadian evangelicals. This is especially the case as we are now called to ponder and respond to our nation’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, both as individual citizens and as faith communities. The book is inspiring, informative, provocative – and often frustrating.

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Provincial conventions 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Links to all provincial convention coverage, GMMITV videos and convention documents for 2016.

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Foodgrains Bank launches African drought appeal

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

With millions of people in southern Africa and Ethiopia facing extreme drought this year, Canadian Foodgrains Bank is inviting Canadians to help by making a donation to its African Drought Appeal.

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Syria, Iraq crisis response largest in MCC history

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

AKRON, Pa. Since the Syrian war began five years ago in March, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has spent about US$34.6 million to relieve the suffering of Syrians, Iraqis and…

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Peace heralds and gospel-hope bearers

Friday, March 11, 2016

Title: Radical apprentices
Author: Ron Mahler
It’s ironic: Christian faith is “shrinking in areas of the world where it enjoys the most privilege,” asserts Ron Mahler in Radical Apprentices – yet in places where it could result in arrest, maiming, torture or even death, faith in Jesus Christ is increasing. This may be a sobering thought, yet Mahler uses this notion as a springboard for advocating that all Christian believers take bigger and bigger risks in sharing their faith, trusting like the disciples in Acts, that the Lord will provide.

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MBCM becomes affiliate with SBC

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba (MBCM) voted unanimously to become a supporting conference of Steinbach Bible College at their annual Assembly, Mar. 5, 2016.

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CMU announces Environmental Studies major

Monday, March 7, 2016

Canadian Mennonite University is pleased to announce the creation of a new environmental studies major, which will launch in fall 2016. The interdisciplinary, four-year bachelor of arts degree will draw on the fields of science, social science and humanities.

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Singing and dancing with a water can

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Performative worship songs in Angola teach Bible truth “Why is that woman carrying a huge water can on her head?” I thought to myself. “Why are people putting…

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The things we say without opening our mouths

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The shaping power of technology Have you heard of a kosher cellphone? Israel-based Rami Levy Communications introduced one in September 2013 for the ultra-orthodox Jewish community. These web-restricted…

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How to run a great church camp

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

This is the time of year children’s ministries are busy planning their summer adventures as a way to share the life-transforming gospel with children from all walks of life. Looking for inspiration or motivation?

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Mission-critical

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

It seems that hardly a week goes by without someone offering to interrupt me to do a survey. They want to learn about my experience or uncover my opinions.

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Gifts from U2 and from God

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Acts 2:14–24 “Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). Why? Why is salvation available only to those who respond by…

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Memories from MAID

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Easter in Africa /// /// A missionary (tentatively identified as Dwight Wiebe) speaks through an interpreter at a youth camp in Nigeria on Easter Sunday morning. /// ///…

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Partnership postures

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Einer and Girlesa Zuluaga don’t speak fluent English and not many members of Forest Grove Community Church, Saskatoon, can get much farther than hola and gracias in Spanish. But that hasn’t stood in the way of an empowering partnership.

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