My mother became a Christian when I was five years old. She then joined the Mennonite Brethren Church in Linz and started to take me along to Sunday school. So I basically grew up in this church and have considered myself a Mennonite as far back as I remember.
While the Liberal party of Canada gathered in Vancouver to officially recognize Michael Ignatieff as their leader, two provincial MB conferences were also holding their annual conventions, in Abbotsford, B.C., and at College Drive Community Church in Lethbridge, Alta.
Psalm 22:1 holds words attributed to King David; however, we know them best as words cried out by our Lord Jesus as he experienced excruciating pain while fastened with nails upon the cross (Matthew 27:46). For both David and Jesus, these heart-wrenching words of desertion reflected the greatest dread of all – the fear of God’s abandonment.
“You face a different world than graduates did a year ago,” Dr. Nettie Wiebe told graduates of Canadian Mennonite University Apr. 26. She warned of a failing economy, job losses, a widening gap between rich and poor, and the harsh impact of climate change on the planet’s most
Canadian Mennonite University officially launched its communications and media program Apr. 20 with a celebration honouring Elmer Hildebrand (pictured, middle with his wife Hilda and CMU president Gerald Gerbrandt) of Golden West Broadcasting, whose $300,000 pledge made the program possible.
Late in the third century, a novel and dangerous idea established a foothold in orthodox Christianity. It was the notion that the ideal Christian life was best lived away from society, that God was calling his champions of piety out of society into deserts and caves (and eventually into monastic communities). Christian monasticism was born.
The Bethany College community gathered at Bethany Place, Apr. 26 to confer 55 certificates to participants of the ExCiTe (Experiencing Christ Together) one-year program, 7 TESOL certificates, 34 diplomas of biblical studies (two-year program), 16 bachelor of Christian studies (three-year program), and 15 bachelor of arts (four- year program).
Olympic complicity re April; Literalist ammunition re April; No Plausible mechanism re April; Mystery and miracles re April; A credible alternative re April; Seniors serving seniors re May; Not too early to learn about aging re May; Familiar journey re May; A timely theme re March; Coming alongside re April; Thrilled with passion re April; A request for forgiveness re Jim Holm
Fifty-one Mennonite Brethren participated in this year’s Exponential: National New Church Conference in Orlando, Fla., Apr. 20–23. MB church planters, provincial extension directors, pastors, and their spouses met with Regenerate 21-01 director Ewald Unruh and Gord Fleming, national church planting team director, for a supper during the convention to share stories and network.