Among the many memorable phrases in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, we find the following petition: “from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.” These three form a deadly trinity of deception often called the “enemies of the soul.”
The executive committee of Mennonite World Conference gathered July 28–Aug. 4 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for their annual meeting.
Church Anniversaries: Woodrow Gospel Chapel, Hepburn MB Church, Kelstern Community Church, Fourth Avenue Bible Church, Black Creek MB Church, Kelowna Gospel Fellowship
“It gives me a lot of joy to do this,” says Manon Desjardins, a volunteer in the MCC Quebec material resource centre in suburban Montreal, as she knots quilts. “Maybe someday I will work in an orphanage, but for now I’m touching a little part of my dream.”
My oldest daughter is in Grade 1 this year. On the first day of school, my wife and I realized that we needed to teach Avry to tie her shoes. (Flip-flop-friendly B.C. weather and velcro made it easy to avoid that chore until now.)
“They were truly salt and light,” says Blaine Lake (Sask.) Gospel Fellowship treasurer Terry Rapsey. “Gerry and Eleanor set the example as individuals, as a couple, as a family; they walk the talk.” On Aug. 15, the congregation held a special service and afternoon open house for members of the congregation, community, and sister church Waldheim MB to say farewell to Gerald and Eleanor Epp who would end their 26-year ministry in the town at the end of August.
As I consider my new role as moderator of the executive board, three words come to mind: consultation, clarity, and communication.
Flooding wreaks havoc in northern Pakistan; 3rd Lausanne Conference on World Evangelism; New science lab at CMU; MCC offers Peace Sunday Packet; Linfen, China most polluted city; Conference on Loving Muslims Together in Calgary; Canada ranks 3rd in survey; Dutch Mennonites commemorate historic events; MWC plans next world assembly in USA; Leading Mennonite theologian passes away; EFC hosts National Church and Mission conference
He helped launch Family Life Network (FLN) and played a key role in establishing one of the world’s largest food-aid providers.
One of my favourite things about camping ministry is watching kids grow up into adults who love God intentionally. Michael is one such person. A camper at Evergreen since he was in elementary school, Michael was one of our assistant program directors this summer.
Beyond Suspicion: Post-Christendom Protestant Political Theology in John Howard Yoder and Oliver O’DonovanAuthor: Paul DoerksenWinnipeg theologian Paul Doerksen has written a very well-informed analysis of the political theology of John Howard Yoder and Oliver O’Donovan. The thoroughly researched and fair treatment is always perceptive – at times brilliant. The four chapters deal with “‘God is King’; The Hebrew Scriptures,” “A Political Rendering of the Claim that Jesus is Lord,” “The Secular and the Eternal,” and “The Just War Revisited; The Just War Rejected.”
New Members Profiled: Daniel Beutler, Jean Bieri, Brian Cooper, Pierre Gilbert, John Willems
Changes for Vidya Narimalla and Brian Cooper
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty…under his wings you will find refuge. —Psalm 91:1,4
Here, in the shelter of God’s wings, I am safe and warm. I can hang up the worries of my day and rest. Angels have been dispatched to relieve me of my duties.