“Can you help me?” asked the voice over the phone. Usually when I receive such a call my impulse is to hang up, particularly when I’m unable to identify the…
Bobby Oatway was a horrific sex offender. Some 15 years ago, when released on parole, he was run out of a B.C. city before he’d even moved there, and landed in a halfway house in Toronto. He was eventually run out of there by local town councillors and upstanding Torontonians.
Author: Steve Bell
Steve Bell’s latest album, Devotion, is filled with prayer songs. Bell has incorporated his skillful acoustic guitar playing and notable folksy sound with first-rate string arrangements in this album. Devotion has a blend of songs that are easy to sing, and meditative in nature. Stand-out tracks include “Almighty God,” “Everything We Need,” and “Gone is the Light.”
Remember Us: Letters from Stalin’s Gulag (1930–37). Volume One: The Regehr Family
Author: Ruth Derksen Siemens
By conservative estimates, at least 45 million people died in the Soviet Union between 1917 and 1953 through state causes such as executions, imposed famines, imprisonment in the gulag, and relocation to “special settlements,” not to mention millions more deaths because of war.
All Right Now: Finding Consensus on Ethical Questions
Author: Tim Geddert
Tim Geddert, professor of New Testament at MB Biblical Seminary in Fresno, attempts the difficult task of drawing together biblical interpretation, the nature of the church, and ethics.
When it comes to missions, what comes to mind for most people is the evangelism of aboriginal peoples, followers of other religions or sects, and people living in remote areas. But for a person like me, who was born and always lived in a metropolis like São Paulo, Brazil, God had another call – to be pastor in this jungle of stones, to do urban mission.
Larry Miller was quick to point out that though he serves as the representative for MWC, there are people whom, he believes, would be “better faces” for MWC; including two people recently in Canada – a man from Africa, and a woman from India. He went on to explain the importance of MWC for Anabaptists of all stripes – including Canadian MBs.