Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and TraditionalAuthor: Jim BelcherDeep Church is a book for evangelicals wondering how to navigate the growing split between so-called “traditional” and “emergent” churches.
1937 – Stalin’s Year of TerrorAuthor: Helmut T. HuebertThe 1930s, especially the years 1936–1938, was the period in Soviet Russia when thousands of innocent people – many Mennonites among them – were arrested, imprisoned, exiled, and often shot. Helmut Huebert’s book focuses on the year 1937, the height of Stalin’s terror.
I recently had the privilege of spending four days in one of the largest women’s prisons in the world, Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) in Chowchilla, California. Kairos Prison Ministry International is designed to share the gospel with inmates and plant seeds that can grow into an ongoing community of Christian support within the prison.
As many readers prepare to enjoy a month of Olympic diversion, the Herald staff has pulled together several articles on the topic of competition. Jack Reimer outlines some helpful “rules” for Christian competitors, while Laurel Dick explains how the anxiety of competitive sport caused her to quit.
In the movie Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino plays lieutenant-colonel Frank Slade, a blind man, who, wearied with his lot in life, decides to have a final fling before committing suicide. He hires a college student, Charlie Simms, to take him to New York for a weekend to relive highlights of his life.
Oldest ocean-going passenger ship retires; Earthquake in Haiti; Neal Blough named one of 100 most influential Protestants; Stephen Harper pressured to end war in Afghanistan; Peter J. Dyck dies of cancer; Conference leaders meet in Italy; Human Trafficking chosen as EPA’s cause of the year for 2010; Islamists suspected of firebombing 8 churches; “Prayer and lament” evening sponsored; Denominations in Toronto’s neighbourhood formalizes existing partnership
Exercise and stretching classes are increasingly popular in North American culture, but many Christians are wary about the spiritual associations of yoga. Now Winnipeggers can attend a class where stretching, breathing, and relaxation exercise are focused on God.