IMFC have concerns about higher demands for care; Treaties to ban land-mine and cluster-munitions; Violent attacks against Christians in Orissa, India; Heavy rains in Burkina Faso dissolved neighbourhoods; Mennonite Church USA introduced new health care plan for pastors; MWC to go through changes in office and staff; MCC assists Asia; Bill C-268 to ammed Criminal Code; Attack on the Fushan Church
Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., welcomed 522 students this September – slightly up from the fall 2008 student body number. Significant increases were seen in new enrollments (16 percent).
Zondervan to release updated version of New International Version in 2011
Can buying a book really change a life? Yvonne Heinrichs, Kindred Productions resource project manager, would be the first to tell you it’s not only possible, it’s happening – through the Kindred Spirits Rewards Program (KSRP).
A Generation of Vigilance: The Lives & Work of Johannes and Tina HarderAuthor: T.d. RegehrA Generation of Vigilance is the fourth and final volume in a series initiated by the Yarrow Research Committee, focusing on the well-known Mennonite community in the lower Fraser Valley. Although never a resident of that community, Ted Regehr was invited to write the story of the Harders after Jacob Loewen, who had begun the task, passed away.
Last week a renegade shoulder bludgeoned my throat during a “touch” football game, leaving me gasping through damaged vocal chords. Utterly speechless for once in my life (pain plus doctor’s orders), I chose three technologies to share my pain with the people in my life: email, Facebook, and Twitter. I’m connected to roughly 350 people per group, with very little overlap.
At MB Biblical Seminary’s main campus in Fresno, Cal., enrollment this fall is 113, split fairly evenly between male and female students, for a full-time equivalent of 65. The numbers represent a decrease from the previous fall. Acting president since fall 2008, Dr. Franklyn “Lynn” Jost was appointed eighth president of the institution in June 2009, for a two-year term.
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned by Editing my LifeAuthor: Donald MillerFrom the author of Blue Like Jazz, comes a book based on an interesting premise: if one were to have a movie made about one’s life, what would that movie be like?
Along with a growing student body, Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Man., has growing programs and facilities as well. There are 15 new course offerings for the 1,876 students (up 6.6 percent from last year); 616 on the Shaftesbury campus, 1,260 in programs at Menno Simons College.
He runs through the kitchen with a flurry of “bangs,” “pows,” and “zings,” brightly coloured plastic toys flapping around his waist. How many daggers, lasers, and water pistols can one Mennonite kid fit under the belt of his bathrobe?
More than 200 people attended the MB study conference on Christology at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon, Oct. 15-17.
Stewardship Ministries of Canadian Conference of MB Churches has positions available; New Executive board of Alberta MB Conference; Provincial church planting directors meet in Whistler; Dr. Delphin Kapasa visits various Canadian MB settings
On Christmas Eve, 1941, in the front lines of a World War II battlefield, a young German officer named Siegfried Bartel had an experience that changed his life.
“Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other” (Mark 10:50). The rich metaphor of salt, linked with peace, reminds that peacemaking isn’t passive but full of strength, flavour, character.
Ten Thousand Villages’ staff, volunteers, and board members celebrated the expansion of the national distribution centre in New Hamburg, Ont., with a group ribbon cutting on Oct. 2.