Tribute: Elmer Martens

Saturday, September 24, 2016

“In everything, educator” Scholar, teacher, administrator, pastor – but, in everything, educator – Elmer Martens’ life was a testament to faith and knowledge. Martens, 86, died suddenly Sept. 21,…

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MBBS graduation 2016

Friday, May 6, 2016
MBBS graduation

Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary-TWU, a part of the ACTS Seminaries consortium, held its graduation ceremony at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, B.C., Apr. 23, 2016.

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The Christian chaplain

Friday, January 1, 2016

Martin was conscripted to the Roman army at age 15. Stationed in Gaul (modern-day France), he patrolled the streets, encouraging decorum and maintaining order as he interacted with those he met.

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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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Cultural embrace and cultural resistance

Monday, June 22, 2015

Title: California Mennonites
Author: Brian Froese
California Mennonites is an engaging story of both cultural embrace and cultural resistance – Mennonite style. Brian Froese, associate professor of history at CMU, has completely reworked his doctoral dissertation in this book, narrating the Mennonite experience in California from the gold-rush days of the “Forty-Niners” to 1975.

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MBBS celebrates 40 years of preparing leaders for mission

Friday, May 1, 2015

The psalmist writes, “One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:4). Moses also reminds the Israelites that their faith needs to…

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Turning toward the resurrection

Sunday, February 1, 2015

“The resurrection changes everything,” says Jeff Peters, director of advancement at MB Biblical Seminary Canada. “Christians should spend time contemplating and celebrating this pivotal event.” The seminary has…

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This septuagenarian still works

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I’m listed as an adjunct faculty member on the MB Biblical Seminary (MBBS) Canada website. Until recently, alongside my name and in brackets, it also said, “retired.” That word, beside my name, irritated me, so I asked the seminary to remove it.

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Ten commandments for pastors

Monday, September 1, 2014

You shall not separate what you do from who you are. Woe to the pastor whose work seems to put him at odds with living as a Christian….

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CCMBC helps pastor go to school

Friday, August 1, 2014

“The more I study, the more I want to be the best follower of Christ that I can be,” says seminary student Kathy McCamis. “Jesus came to bring…

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Six lessons from Acts

Friday, November 1, 2013

Christians seem to have a love-hate relationship with conflict. We love to disagree (note: there are approximately 33,000 denominations in the world), yet we often feel bad about engaging in conflict. It somehow feels dirty…

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#InDialogue on “Peace – The Exhibition”

Friday, November 1, 2013

On the peace exhibit at the War Museum: Confessions of a newly converted Mennonite Brethren & A conscientious objector progeny ponders peace

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B.C. convention 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

“Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent.” That word from the Lord to Paul in Corinth (Acts 18:9), quoted by Rob Thiessen, set the tone for BCMB’s 2013 convention, held at Coquitlam’s Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship, May 3–4.

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Seminary grants first 10 degrees

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

ACTS Seminaries hosted its 23rd annual commencement exercises Apr. 20 at Central Heights Church, Abbotsford, B.C.

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Seminary president witnesses a miracle – with a little help from some friends

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It was a moment he’ll never forget. On Mar. 13, surrounded by polished marble, regal red carpet, and somber politicians, Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary Canada president Bruce Guenther looked down from the gallery in the B.C. provincial legislature and witnessed a miracle.

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