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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Hot topic in the archives

Friday, August 26, 2016

“In the news today, we often hear about migration and refugees as a crisis or a matter of national security [for the host country],” says Andrew Brown, the 2016 Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies archival intern.

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An overview of Bethany College

Monday, December 22, 2014
Bethany College students

Inspired by the success of Herbert Bible School in southern Saskatchewan, in 1926, Jacob Lepp, H.A. Willems and John Harder invited Moody graduate George Harms to teach 3…

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Remembrance Day

Saturday, November 1, 2014

“I am glad that I ever met the conscientious objectors. They meant a lot to me.” E.J. Swalm records this sentiment from his jailer in St. Catharines, Ont.,…

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Tribute to Bill Schroeder

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bill Schroeder is one of this generation’s giants in Mennonite historical research. Though he was not a professional historian, his books are frequently cited in professional and lay books, articles, research papers, etc.

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A future found in history

Sunday, January 1, 2012

What is your mission? The idea of a mission statement is common, not only in the church, but in general society. Businesses spend good money hiring consultants to help define their philosophy, purpose, goals.

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Students reach into the past

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Four groups of Grade 11 students from Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg converged upon the Centre for MB Studies  from June 1–4, to learn about the archives….

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Study with the church in mind

Sunday, February 1, 2009

An interview with Doug Heidebrecht Last July, after teaching at Bethany College in Hepburn, Sask. for 16 years, Doug Heidebrecht moved to Winnipeg to become director of the…

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MB history tour: Chapter Four

Friday, July 1, 2005

A global multicultural community of faith People still sometimes associate the label “Mennonite” with the German language,certain foods or specific surnames. While German-Russian ethnicity was the cultural conduit…

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MB history tour: Chapter Three

Friday, June 10, 2005

Mennonite Brethren in North America Freedom, prosperity, growth Mennonites came to North America as part of several migrations from Russia. About 400 Mennonite Brethren were part of the…

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MB history tour: Chapter Two

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Russian experience Mennonite Brethren origins and diaspora Following severe persecution during the 16th century, many Mennonites eventually found a place of refuge in Prussia. Here they prospered…

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MB history tour: Chapter One

Friday, April 29, 2005

The 16th century radical reformation Suffering for the faith The Mennonite story begins in the 16the century, part of a larger movement known as the Radical Reformation. “Anabaptist”…

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