Three chaplains talk about their work with elders A pianist plays familiar hymns as they gather in the chapel. Some people enter by wheelchair, others are led in with gentle…
Springs of Living Water: Christ-Centered Church RenewalAuthor: David S. Young In Springs of Living Water, David Young draws on 30 years’ experience in the local church as a pastor, seminary professor, and church renewal facilitator, to outline a Christ-centred, Spirit-filled discipleship process to bring new life and vitality to the local church. The book provides a framework for what Richard Foster, in the foreword, calls “the soul transformation of the church.”
Ratiba Abdula’s garden in Wadi Rayan, Jordan, is divided into eight sections to ensure a continuous and year-round crop of thyme. She dries the leaves of this aromatic perennial herb in the sun and sells the dried thyme in the local market, giving her a monthly income of $35 – a new source of income made possible through a $70 loan provided by the Wadi Rayan Women’s Benevolent Society through a fund now supported by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).
Marpeck: A Life of Dissent and ConformityAuthor:Walter Klaasen and William KlassenPilgram Marpeck (1495-1556), unlike many Anabaptists of his time, did not die a martyr’s death. Instead, he “lived on the edge, carefully navigating his fervent commitment to witnessing to an Anabaptist vision of the gospel alongside his more public persona as a highly skilled professional living in relative political and financial security.” How he managed the tensions of such navigation in an era when Catholics and Protestants were at each other’s throats, and the Turks a constant threat, is central to this book.
Tigist Tesfaye Gelagle, a 25-year-old Ethiopian Mennonite, has keen interest in people outside her culture and context and in interfaith bridge building. Those interests brought her to the Mennonite Central Committee United Nations Liaison Office in New York as a Mennonite World
Conference (MWC) intern.
When Richard Thiessen posted the 14,160th and final article from the Mennonite Encyclopedia onto the Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (www.gameo.org), Feb. 20, his celebration was muted – everyone was asleep.