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Things I’m learning from AA

I was invited to a birthday party. A hunched-over 70-something Scottish gentleman from my church family was turning 34. With that kind of math, who wouldn’t want to go?…

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January Issue 2014

Cover art: “Rhythms of Grace”Cyndi Koshowski acrylic on canvas See story page 33  Features Mission call from Highway Embracing small-town ministry 50 ways to care The New Math Columns Editorial:…

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Anabaptists join conversation to Impact Holy Land

Shireen Awwad Hilal, a Palestinian Christian, has hope for Israel-Palestine. “Few people view our situation with hope, and the concept of reconciliation is controversial,” she said at the Impact Holy Land conference Dec. 4–6. “Let us commit to see hope where others see hopelessness.”

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Small group resource big on praxis

Living Ecological Justice: A Biblical Response to the Environmental Crisis Mishka Lysack and Karri Munn-Venn Citizens for Public Justice Sustainable. Green. Climate change. These words have become commonplace…

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Branch: a memoir with pictures

Branch: A Memoir with Pictures
Author: John L. Ruth
“The story is an inner rainbow, a weaving of words and imagination and visualization,…a marriage of the head and heart,” writes Elaine M. Ward in The Art of Storytelling. Stories can “heal, educate, inspire, motivate, transform, make meaning, entertain and build relationships.”

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A unified global church starts at home

From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church
Author: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
A common theme emerges as I listen to the stories of families who have been members of the Mennonite Brethren church in Canada for many years…

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MennoMedia to include “publisher’s statement” in John Howard Yoder books

The board and staff of MennoMedia, the publishing agency for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, have issued a statement regarding the continued publication of John Howard Yoder books in light of ongoing discussions of Yoder’s long-term sexual harassment and abuse.

Funds, Syria peace talks raise hope

As international efforts are underway to convince warring parties in Syria to gather for peace talks in Geneva on Jan. 22, 2014, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is releasing an additional $200,000 to help Syrian families get through the winter.

Life & Faith

Flourishing on common ground

Friday, November 5, 2004

As the discussion about women in ministry leadership continues, the recommendation (1999) that “women be encouraged to minister in the church in every function other than the lead pastorate” is common ground we have staked out as a denomination. Flourishing on this common ground are women, ministering as “gifted, called and affirmed,” across the country. Meet just a few of them: Sharon Johnson, Sylvie Plante, Kathy Francis, Hilda Wiebe, Heidi Gray and Carol Baergen.

He sat down

Friday, April 30, 2004

Spring is here and that means we are headlong into the season of cards, flowers, new shirts and guilt that serves to commem­orate parents everywhere, with Mother’s Day…

What happened to footwashing?

Friday, March 19, 2004

A brief survey of the practice among Mennonite Brethren Early in their history, Mennonite Brethren took Jesus’ example and command to “wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14) literally….

Marriage is a subversive act

Friday, February 6, 2004

Marriage in our society has become a commodity. It has become a device to fill the void that individualism has created. We are lonely people and so we wait for our Prince Charming or our Cinderella to fill the void.

What is the church?

Friday, December 21, 2001

There are vast differences of interpretation today about what the church really is. Which is more important-the church universal or the local church? In many of our churches across Canada, it is this question which lurks behind the “membership” issue.

My pilgrimage in mission

Friday, December 21, 2001

A long chapter of my life and work in God’s overseas Kingdom came to an end a few months ago. The length of that chapter was 35 years-equal…

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