“The Queen of Desserts” may have been an apt title to describe my mother. She put a lot of creativity and work into the fine art of the dessert and…
My earliest memories are from a little village called Githumu in Kenya. Life was good. The school compound where we lived was on a ridge surrounded by tea plantations. My African friends and I explored our little world and made our own adventures. Encounters with chameleons, goats, and pinching ants were normal.
Menno Simons wrote more than two dozen books and pamphlets. He placed the following on the title page of all his writings: “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11, ESV).
Westside, a high-profile, young MB church in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, is growing again. It already fostered a thriving church plant, Reality Vancouver. Now it has launched a new campus in North Vancouver.
Quick to listen. Slow to speak. Slow to get angry. What would our relationships look like if we obeyed this teaching? What would the world look like if Christians obeyed this teaching? Behaving this way doesn’t come naturally to me. Rather, it’s something I need to practice with intentionality.
Kevin Carrigan is an Anabaptist in the literal sense of the word. In its Jan. 1, 2012, morning service, Culloden MB Church, Vancouver, baptized and commissioned Carrigan to minister to the congregation as associate pastor of young adults and worship.
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At the Scent of Water: The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job Author: J. Gerald JanzenAt the Scent of Water is a rare gift for those who want to explore the mysteries of Job.
The C2C network has appointed Bill Hogg as national missiologist to support and resource established churches to follow Jesus faithfully and fruitfully into the Canadian mission field. “This appointment represents C2C’s commitment not only to launch new churches across Canada to reach the lost, but to serve and support existing churches as they also strive to live out the great commission,” says C2C director Gord Fleming.
Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the MarginsAuthor: Donald R. ClymerThis 75-page book, in which Donald R. Clymer reflects on the Beatitudes of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11), is deceptively simple. There isn’t much traditional commentary, nor any intentional look at historical or literary context. Each chapter simply tells a story from the author’s experience in Latin America, mostly as an MCC worker.
Jared Klassen is tending gardens – literally and figuratively – in South Africa. The Abbotsford, B.C., native has been living in Pietermaritzburg since last August where he is serving with SALT (Serving and Learning Together), a year-long, cross-cultural experience of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).