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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A spiritual memoir of incarnational ministry

Monday, December 5, 2016

Title: At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors & Refugee Neighbors
Author: Russell Jeung

At Home in Exile is a “spiritual memoir” about incarnational mission.

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The gift of God’s calling

Monday, November 21, 2016

Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration
Dorothy M. Peters with Christine S. Kampen

Cousins Dorothy Peters and Christine Kampen explore the “legacy of faith” and “migration of a vocation across generations and gender” in their family.

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Is God nonviolent?

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Nonviolent God
J. Denny Weaver
Is God violent? And if he is, what does this do to my conviction of nonviolent discipleship? Anabaptist scholar J. Denny Weaver has asked these same questions, and the result is The Nonviolent God.

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Thorny topic’s timely treatment theologically thin

Monday, September 19, 2016

title: Wrongs to Rights: How Churches can Engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
author: Steve Heinrichs, editor
Wrongs to Rights is a special 166-page publication of Intotemak (published by the Indigenous Relations Department of Mennonite Church Canada). Editor and director of MC Canada Indigenous relations Steve Heinrichs has done an incredible job of assembling works by 40 authors from diverse backgrounds to explore how churches can engage the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

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