There’s an aphorism that’s been hanging outside our study for more than 20 years: “We don’t believe in miracles. We rely upon them.” This saying had always been nothing but head knowledge to us, but we came to realize its profound meaning through some recent experiences.
“I started thinking about Christianity after my wife died – but where would I go to find out about it? It wasn’t going to be from some preacher.” It was obvious from the tone and response that his conclusion was as self-evident as the beauty of the day.
The Peace Church and the Ecumenical Community: Ecclesiology and the Ethics of Nonviolence
Author:Fernando Enns, translated by Helmut Harder
Fernando Enns (keynote speaker at the Believers Church Conference held in Winnipeg in June) is emerging as a very important Mennonite voice. The German theologian is active in peace church theology and ecumenical studies, is a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and pastors a Mennonite church. His ecumenical work has been central to the WCC’s important peace initiative, Decade to Overcome Violence (2001–2011).
On the Way with Jesus: A Passion for Mission
Author: Richard Showalter
“Lord, we are unworthy, we are weak, we are not excellent, but we want to go.”
Such is the prayer of a Honduran church leader in On the Way with Jesus by Richard Showalter. In this book, the president of Eastern Mennonite Missions combines his academic study of Anabaptist mission with rich personal experience.
The PromiseFather’s DaughterThe latest release from Father’s Daughter demonstrates the saying, “there’s nothing like a family blend when it comes to harmony.” The Promise, the group’s second CD, does not disappoint. Creative harmonies combined with great musical arrangements and biblically sound lyrics add up to an enriching, entertaining listening experience.
[Pastors set denomination’s tone] re [October], [Denominations not a panacea] re [October], [Proudly display MB name] re [October], [Church is for the whole town] re [October], [Emergents disregard biblical authority] re [October], [Ask God about Laughter] re [October], [Healing required] re [September], [Accountability structures on the decline] re [September], [Authority without accountability dangerous] re [September], [Don’t forget youth] re [September], [Words are imprecise] re [September], [Lots of figurative language in the Bible] re [September], [What it means to be Mennonite] re [August], [Responsibility to protect unborn] re [July].