Life together at CMU

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church faculty reflect on life together at Canadian Mennonite University: “A community of people working together at a common project”

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The people of God hear God together

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Believers Church Bible Commentary (BCBC) series “brings the Anabaptist voice into the community of interpretation in a way nothing else can do,” says Gordon Matties, who serves as editorial council chair and MB representative.

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So many Bibles! Which one should I choose?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Gone are the days when everyone quoted from the King James Version. Bible Gateway lists no less than 50 English Bible versions,not including novel paraphrases like the Hip…

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Changing Bibles?! Don’t sweat it

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I’m changing Bibles again. As a teen, I read the King James Version (rather unsuccessfully). I began a life-giving journey with the Bible when I started to read…

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“Whole-wheat” commentary reads against the grain

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Book author: Gordon H. Matties
“Whole-wheat” commentary reads against the grain
When it comes to bread options in the grocery mega-store, there are air-filled white and slightly off-white breads advertised with balloons on the packages, and then there are multigrain, seven-grain, organic, and specialty breads that speak of substance and effort. It’s the same with commentaries on Joshua…

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“You save humans and animals alike, O Lord”

Saturday, October 1, 2011

I once held a hummingbird in the palm of my hand. I cradled it until I could release it at the open door of the boathouse. It was one of the holiest moments of my life. And there have been many more like it.

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Mindful Discipleship

Friday, October 1, 2010

The following is a conversation between MB Herald interim editor J Janzen and Canadian Mennonite University faculty Gerry Ediger (professor emeritus of Christian history) and Gordon Matties (associate professor of biblical studies & theology, and dean of humanities and sciences). Together, they challenge the idea that study is only for academics and explore what mindful discipleship might look like for the ordinary Christian.

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A book for times like these

Friday, October 12, 2001

This is a book for times like these. In the aftermath of September 11, to speak of reconciliation as “the biblical essential” (the title of chapter 1) will either call us to renew our efforts to build bridges between peoples, or will sound like foolish or, at best, impractical idealism.

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