Student tears down walls by rebuilding them

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

“My prayer was that God would use our help…so that through our work, they’d have a restored house and a saved spirit,” says Columbia Bible College student Matthew Janzen about his volunteer service with Mennonite Disaster Service.

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Displaced, yet reaching out to others

Monday, July 25, 2016

By the time Feryal arrived at a camp for displaced people in Iraq’s northern Ninewa governorate, she had little desire to leave the security of the tent she shared with her parents and sister.

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“Facebook” of a century past

Friday, July 15, 2016
Mennonitische Rundschau

The long-awaited volume 4 subject and author index to the internationally read Mennonitische Rundschau has been completed thanks to Bert Friesen, with financial support from the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. The 1,394-page index provides simplified access to the German-language paper in the years 1910–1919. Friesen indexed the periodical with a fine-toothed comb so that researchers could find the proverbial “needle in a hay stack.”

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ICOMB summit 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New leader appointed to international body for strengthening the church At the crossroads of the Americas, ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) gathered its members for teaching, decision…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Saturday decision making session

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Leading into a significant decision making session, Phil Collins (pastor at Willow Park – not the other one) delivered a message on the theme “compelled to reach Canada…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Friday evening celebration service

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Leadership means learning. That’s what the cryptic combinations in L2L – which Ron Toews earlier described as a shoe horn, a tool to help people find their ministry…

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Gathering 2016 recap – breakout sessions

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Board of Faith and Life “BFL’s aspiration is to be a resource for the whole church,” said chair David Miller. One way they’ve done that recently is to…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Friday morning sermon

Friday, July 8, 2016

Kelowna pastor Laurence East comes from a long line of missionaries in India and married into a long line of Mennonites now in Yarrow but his words to…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Experience Toronto

Friday, July 8, 2016

“God understands each race,” said Vishal, pastor at Behta Darya Community Church, GTA. “He is showing off among Punjabis who think idols can save them.” Vishal recounted story…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Thursday morning business session

Friday, July 8, 2016

Excitement at a business session? A motion came from the floor before the agenda was approved. Kevin Koop of Crestwood MB Church, Medicine Hat, Alta., moved to accept…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Thursday morning sermon

Thursday, July 7, 2016

…then the world may know (John 17:23). The reason we’re here – on earth, that is, not merely at this convention – is that “lost people matter to…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Wednesday night plenary

Thursday, July 7, 2016

“The goal of gathering is to create a space where community can happen,” said emcee Mandy Kasper of New Hope Church Niagara, St. Catharines, Ont., at the opening…

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July/August 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Contents of the July/August 2016 issue.

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God, Sex, Me & You

Friday, July 1, 2016

  I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

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How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

Friday, July 1, 2016

The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

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