A heart for Canada

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, Statistics Canada projects that the nation which has come to pride itself on ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity will be increasingly characterized by those…

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With gratitude

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The apostle Paul’s words to the Ephesian church describe my heart for the Mennonite Brethren churches of Canada. “Ever since I heard about your faith…and your love for…

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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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Face-to-face peacebuilding

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Reserve 107 Rebel Sky Media

Reconciliation is not achieved with the signing of an agreement, the celebration of an event or the release of a documentary film. But all are “steps on the…

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Denominational vexillology

Friday, July 1, 2016

Canada’s red and white flag with its stylized 11-point maple leaf is simple yet elegant. Like most flags, it derives meaning and power from its colours and symbols…

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Modern spiritual journeys in historical book

Friday, June 24, 2016

Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration Dorothy Peters & Christine Kampen Kindred Productions “How did we get here?” The newest publication of the MB…

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Documentary captures CO experience

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Last Objectors Writer/Director: Andrew Wall Producer: Trevor Suffield Executive Producers: Kyle Bornais, Cam Bennett “The [Mennonite Heritage Centre] archives wanted to capture the spirit of conscientious objectors…

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Who’s in charge?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jesus and his friends are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee when suddenly a “furious squall” comes up. Waves break over the boat so that it’s…

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New neighbours: Immigrant’s guide to Indigenous people

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Indigenous People of Manitoba: A guide for newcomers Compiled by Anika Reynar and Zoe Matties “Newcomers to Canada have, unfortunately, picked up a lot of misconceptions and historical inaccuracies [about…

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Where does God live?

Monday, February 29, 2016

The important places: I used to picture them somewhere far off, like a dream. There, nameless faces are wrapped up in a flurry of activity not unlike my…

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Desire for intimacy at heart of Song of Songs

Thursday, October 1, 2015

When Christina Bucher teaches Song of Songs, her students at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College always ask: “Is this couple married? How far do they go sexually?” But the author…

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Interpersonal conflict among early church leaders?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

James and Paul: The Politics of Identity at the Turn of the Ages
Author: V. George Shillington
The work of a thoughtful, experienced teacher, James and Paul leads readers through the pages of the New Testament towards a deeper understanding of the interpersonal relationships and self-understanding of the early community of Christ….

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The church needs theology more than ever

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Title: The Work of Theology
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Stanley Hauerwas is retiring… well, kind of. Actually, it turns out that retirement is a non-biblical concept that demonstrates that “we now live in a culture that believes we have no stake in developing people of wisdom and memory.”

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