Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

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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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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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Proxy war and broken peace

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Angola as a case study I felt the burn rising in my head. “You mean to say the civil war in Angola was really a proxy war between…

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Naked Anabaptists

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”

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Birth of Anabaptism

Friday, March 27, 2015

Sometimes, a single act can have enormous consequences. In the religious ferment of 16th century Europe, a small group of Christians in the Swiss canton of Zurich gathered…

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5 Mennonite Brethren gifts for our Muslim friends

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Islam scholar Gordon Nickel, an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, is not afraid to stand up for the truth claims of the Bible, especially in the arena of interfaith dialogue.

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Discovering the Son of God: Spirit and truth

Sunday, February 1, 2015

A CMB’s story* When a Muslim comes to Christ, especially through a vision or other spectacular revelation, do you really need to explain? Isn’t conversion all a heart…

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Web Note

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Anabaptist martyrdom didn’t end in the 16th century. The Bearing Witness stories project collects stories
of people in the Anabaptist community of faith who willingly suffered, died or experienced significant
deprivation for their commitment to Christ.

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TWU launches new Anabaptist- Mennonite centre

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Trinity Western University (TWU) is now home to something new – the first university based research centre to study the integration of faith and learning from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

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Ground broken for B.C. Mennonite museum

Monday, October 6, 2014

With ground officially broken Sept. 4, 2014, Mennonites in the Fraser Valley will soon have a permanent place to tell their story. Construction has begun on a Mennonite Heritage Museum and Agricultural Education Centre on the south end of Clearbrook Road in Abbotsford, B.C., just off Highway 1.

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10 steps for expressing the gospel as good news

Friday, September 5, 2014

Title: Prodigal Christianity
Authors: David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw
When I first read the title, I expected a diatribe itemizing all that is wrong with contemporary Christianity. I was wrong…

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Altered landscapes

Saturday, March 1, 2014

This past winter – with its harsh weather, treacherous driving conditions and dismal power outages – reminded me that God is the sustainer of all things. As spring appears, I’m reminded that God is also the one who makes all things new: melts the ice, cracks the facades we hide behind, brings fresh hope, transforms our circumstances.

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Growth of women’s theological networks celebrated

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

“Like an infectious laugh that spreads throughout a room full of people, one after another, theological networks have been formed by Anabaptist women in Africa, South America, Asia…

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Who are true Anabaptists today?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Winds of the Spirit: A Profile of Anabaptist Churches in the Global South
Authors: Conrad L. Kanagy, Tilahun Beyene, and Richard Showalter
“This is an exceptionally important book.” So says Philip Jenkins, author and authority on global trends in Christianity. As a student of the Mennonite Brethren church movement, I tend to agree.

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