Did Eve glance nervously at Adam? Were the palms sweaty as Adam gently squeezed her hand in his?
Under Construction: Reframing Men’s SpiritualityAuthor: Gareth BrandtGareth Brandt, professor of practical theology at Columbia Bible College, Abbotsford, B.C., has been searching for an adequate definition of male spirituality. Finding the current works, such as The Way of the Wild Heart by John Eldredge and No More Christian Nice Guy by Paul Coughlin, to be unfulfilling, he wrote his own book. Under Construction was born out of Brandt sharing his writings on male spirituality with a group of local Mennonite men, and then using feedback from that group to craft his book.
Micah Challenge Canada launches new campaign; MDS responds to flooding in Manitoba; Christians expelled from Morocco; The Forks hosts Truth and Reconciliation event; Bible to be translated into 200 sign languages; New U.S. Congress Act causes worry for MCC; Canadian household debt rises; Refugee’s photo chosen by National Geographic; Popular Anabaptist book translated into Korean; World Council of Churches hosts peace conference; Seniors numbers grow; Haiti receives large monetary grant; Hindu nationalists “cleanse” India; MDS to build refuge centre; Tornado strikes in Ontario; MWC Assembly coverage receives honours; Vietnam Mennonite church ordains 26 pastors
Bethany College recognized graduate Jennifer Bright as a Delta Epsilon Chi scholar of the Association of Biblical Higher Education at the April 25 commencement ceremonies. The Florida-based ABHE comprises 200 postsecondary institutions across North America and is a member of the International Council for Evangelical Theological Education.
The tragic end to an international flotilla’s attempt to break the blockade of Gaza brought the territorial dispute of Israel-Palestine to the headlines in early June. The conflict in the region is multifaceted, deep-seated, and long-running, so it’s tempting to ignore the deluge of reports as so much bad news from far away.
Leaders Who Shaped UsEditor: Harold JantzLeaders Who Shaped Us is a collection of the stories of 25 MB leaders from the past century, gathered in honour of the centenary of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. According to editor Harold Jantz, leaders were selected based on their lasting contribution to the culture and ethos of the Canadian MB Church.
Disciple Making International (DMI), a division of MB Mission and Service International (MBMSI), is pursuing a new initiative to plant Mennonite Brethren churches overseas, and a sold-out crowd of 350 heard about it from two participating pastors at DMI’s annual banquet May 15 at King Road MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C.
Dappled ThingsFriesen Family BandI was truly inspired by Dappled Things, the second CD produced by the Friesen Family Band from Edmonton. Chris Friesen, pastor at Lendrum MB Church, his wife Louise, and their five children sing and make music together. The older four children (9–16) join their parents in singing amazing harmony, beautiful solos, and exquisite instrument playing. The youngest (3 years old) sings with the family at home and appears once or twice during concerts.
How did the Mennonite Brethren (MB) church emerge in 1860 and where does it stand today are some of the questions raised at the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) symposium held May 13–14 at the Mennoniten-Brüdergemeinde (MBG) church in Oerlinghausen, Germany.