A special people and a very important mission

Monday, June 26, 2017

Re-Imagining the Church: Implications of Being a People in the World Robert J. Suderman Wipf & Stock   Pastoring the French-speaking Mennonite Brethren church in Winnipeg for five…

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New methods for new youth

Monday, June 12, 2017

Title: Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World
Author: James Emery White
This book is very specifically about understanding and reaching to the newest generation of people. That generation, referred to as “Z,” would include anyone born after 1996. The author is profoundly aware that the young people today do not have any faith background and as a result, evangelism needs to take on a whole new perspective.

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A call to risky followership

Monday, May 29, 2017

Title: In the Way of Jesus
Author: Paul D. Kroeker

This book is an honest evaluation of the health of the church in North America and a call to true discipleship. It challenges the reader to a life of faithfully and radically following Jesus as upside-down Kingdom people.

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Tribute to church planting heroes

Monday, May 8, 2017

Title: Gutsy: (Mis)Adventures in Canadian Church Planting
Author: Jared Siebert
Gutsy is a follow-up on the churches/planters that were featured in a film documentary called One Size Fits All?: Exploring New and Evolving Forms of Church in Canada.

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To remember the past and engage in it

Monday, April 17, 2017

Title: The Spiritual Practice of Remembering
Author: Margaret Bendroth
To be a Christian is to remember the past and engage with it, through conversation with the words of those who have gone before us, who “are still speaking the same language of faith.”

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A radical call to discipleship

Monday, April 3, 2017

Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners Bruxy Cavey Herald Press Reviewed by Nathan McCorkindale What is the subject? In a word, this book…

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What have you got to give?

Monday, March 27, 2017

Truax and Campell explore generosity by relating the story of LaSalle Street Church (downtown Chicago), who received an unexpected windfall of $1.6 million from the sale of property.

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A woman of courage

Monday, March 20, 2017

Title: To and from Nowhere
Author: Hedy Leonora Martens
This sequel to the story of Greta Martens recorded in Favoured Among Women is even more interesting than the first volume.

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Spiritual transformation amid gender dysphoria

Monday, March 6, 2017

You Can’t Fix Dead: The Physical Change and Spiritual Transformation of Travis McNeil Word Alive Press Reviewed by Keith Reed What is the subject? The author tells the…

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A hard look at Canada

Monday, February 27, 2017

Yours, Mine, Ours: Unravelling the Doctrine of Discovery  Cheryl Woelk, Steve Heinrichs, eds. Mennonite Church Canada I do not especially enjoy thinking about the systemic causes of my…

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Can social justice and evangelism be partners?

Monday, February 20, 2017

title: Return to Justice: Six movements that reignited our contemporary evangelical conscience
Authors: Soong-Chan Rah & Gary VanderPol
Preaching or a cup of cold water?

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Called to God’s justice

Monday, February 13, 2017

title: The Justice Calling
authors: Bethany Hanke Hoang & Kristen Deede Johnson

In The Justice Calling, Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson call us to a better way: a way that participates in God’s vision of justice for the world.

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A primer on Anabaptism

Monday, February 6, 2017

Anabaptist Essentials: Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith Palmer Becker Herald Press According to 2015 statistics from Mennonite World Conference, there are more baptized members of Anabaptist-related…

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Hopeful sermons rooted in real life

Monday, January 30, 2017

Still Daring to Hope John Regehr CMU Press What is the subject? Still Daring to Hope is a collection of 20 sermons on a variety of biblical texts,…

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A walk on the wild side

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Dangerous Mind W. Marshall Johnston and Daniel J. Crosby, editors Wipf and Stock What is the subject? A Dangerous Mind is not in fact a book sequel…

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