How to Finish the Christian Life: Following Jesus in the Second HalfAuthors: Donald W. Sweeting and George SweetingThere are many fine books written about the beginning of the Christian life, fewer about the middle, and very few about the end. Since following Jesus is a long-distance affair, believers need help for each stage, particularly on how to end well.
Dream BigAuthor: Heather BoersmaThis 30-day devotional book teaches how to take practical steps toward big goals. We humans often fail, but author Boersma shows how to deal with resulting feelings and regrets, teaching how to take attainable steps today.
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When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and YourselfAuthors: Steve Corbett and Brian FikkertWhen it comes to helping the poor, most of us have good intentions, but do we ever wonder if what we’re doing is really beneficial? When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert explores biblical principles and real-life situations that help us re-think our strategies for engaging with poverty.
When the B.C. government slashed arts funding several years ago, a group of Christian artists in Delta, B.C., saw “an incredible opportunity to serve our community as well as use the gifts God has given us,” says Imagine That coordinator and instructor Janet Priebe. “We wanted to see more arts programs in our community, and felt called to jump in and do it.”
At its annual meetings in Fresno, Cal., June 8–9, 2012, the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission approved development of several new grant programs, including an undergraduate student internship program, and stipends for research related to MB women.
At 16, Henry H. Regehr saw his entire family killed before his eyes. He fled Ukraine, immigrating to Canada, where he became a pastor at Steinbach (Man.) MB Church. Despite that trauma, Regehr “chose the way of Jesus; the way of love and forgiveness,” says grandson Wes Janzen, a member of Bakerview MB Church, Abbotsford, B.C. “His example continues to inspire me.”
Congolese Mennonite Brethren church (CEFMC) leaders as well as leaders of the Mennonite Church of Congo and Evangelical Mennonite Church of Congo, and their partners will be meeting this month in Kinshasa, DR Congo, to develop curriculum that integrates Anabaptist-Mennonite beliefs, values, and ethics into the classrooms of the more than 300 primary and secondary schools that the national Mennonite churches manage in cooperation with the DRC government.
First-year student Candace Bighead was often seen around campus doodling in a notebook at Bethany College, Hepburn, Sask., during the school year. But, the 200 hours the Prince Albert, Sask., woman poured onto these pages weren’t a distraction from homework – the illustrated notebook was the major assignment for her Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels course.