The Four Storey Forest: As Grow the Trees, so too the HeartAuthor: Harold Macy Move over Thoreau. Here is a man who not only observes the forest, but for 30 years has been steeped in the mystique of husbanding the woodlands. He and his family live off a thousand acres of forest by practicing one kind of “agroforestry,” the intentional integration of trees, crops, and creatures in a mutually beneficial operation.
And the Meadowlark Sang: Prairie Memoirs – Born MennoniteAuthor: Margaretha WillmsAnd the Meadowlark Sang: Prairie Memoirs – Born Mennonite takes the reader on an honest and intriguing journey. Author Margaretha Willms’ dedication to her faith (she was baptized in the Mennonite Brethren church at 15) resounds through the lines of this compelling read.
God Is Subversive: Talking Peace in a Time of EmpireAuthor: Lee GriffithGod is Subversive is a collection of seven lectures and less formal talks prepared by Lee Griffith – an author, veteran anti-war activist, and Christian anarchist – for the week-long 2007 Peace Fellow in Residence program at Elizabethtown College, a Brethren in Christ school in Lancaster County, Pa. Written to American university students, the book analyzes and critiques life in the American empire in an effort to inspire a life of nonviolent peacemaking under the lordship of Christ.
Sarah I. Martens, a 1956 alumna, celebrated CBC’s diamond anniversary with fond memories. Originally from Black Creek, B.C., Martens travelled to the mainland to attend the school (then called MB Bible Institute) from 1953–1956, and was part of the first graduating class at the Clearbrook campus location.
Abuse prevention resources; Voice of the Martys online; Katie Funk Wiebe blogs; Salvation Army Survey Statistics; Philip Yancey attempts to facilitate communication between Christians and followers of other faiths; New column explores religion’s trustworthiness; New edition of cookbook released; EFC presents strategy on how to end human trafficking
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“Building infrastructure for our new Canadian seminary is a lot like laying the foundation for a house – it’s critical, but often invisible, work that takes enormous amounts of time and energy.”
Imagine we find ourselves in the context of Matthew 16:13–17. Jesus’ arrival in Gentile territory with his disciples quickly receives people’s attention. We’re about 120 miles from Jerusalem in the northern part of Palestine, a pluralistic setting rife with idol worship.
CMU launches school of business; MWC appoints news editor; Canadian Foodgrains Bank signs new agreement; Tom Balke welcome as stewardship director; Mennonite Centre celebrates 10 year anniversary; Clearbook MB Church celebrates 75th birthday; CPT celebrates 25 years of nonviolent peacemaking; MCC welcomes participation
What was it like 50 years ago? My wife Dorothy and I travelled down memory lane in an exciting journey into my past, like the one portrayed by Michael J. Fox in the classic movie Back to the Future.
Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our FaithAuthor: Matthew Lee AndersonFor Christians, who, like author Matthew Anderson are attempting to move beyond the shallowness of their early faith in order to handle the challenges of a complex world, Earthen Vessels: Why Our Bodies Matter to Our Faith is an interesting read.