As my son and daughter enter puberty, I am urgently aware of the negative messages about sexuality they receive daily, so I polled a variety of pastors, parents, and counsellors for their wisdom on how to grow my children into sexually healthy followers of Jesus.
Elsie Sithebe knew nothing about the virus that killed her daughter. But the pain kindled a fierce determination to learn more and tell others so they wouldn’t have to suffer as she had.
Abram and his wife Sarai were childless. Sarai was 89 years old. What are the chances a woman unable to bear children throughout her entire life would bear a child at 89? But God had promised Abram and Sarai a baby 24 years earlier.
Winkler celebrates 125 with local and national initiatives “What is an old church capable of?” That’s the question at the heart of 2013’s 125th anniversary celebrations of Winkler Mennonite Brethren…
Blog takes worship world by storm Most bloggers are proud to count the annual “views” of their site in the thousands. Christine Longhurst’s blog re:Worship (re-worship.blogspot.com) can get a few…
I’m not waiting for marriage. Like many other evangelical teenagers, I signed a yellow “True Love Waits” index card in youth group and wore a chastity ring. These symbols may…
Kevin Miller knew his film Hellbound? would push buttons; its marketing promises “you [will] never look at hell the same way again.” Everyone has a bias, and it’s within a filmmaker’s rights to articulate various views in a film, then promote a particular one. However, though Hellbound? is technically a documentary, it feels more like a Christian version of a Michael Moore mockumentary.
Fresno (Cal.) Pacific University history professor for 44 years, Paul Toews, son of MB pastor J.B. Toews and Nettie Unruh, retired in July. Toews is the author of Mennonites in…
What itching ears want to hear Re “Film on hot topic questions actions arising from belief” (Crosscurrents, July). I am writing concerning Kevin Miller’s film Hellbound? I’m deeply concerned that…
Coinciding with next month’s study conference, Mennonite Central Committee will release a new booklet on the topic of sexual addiction, Pornography: Lies, Truth and Hope. Replacing MCC’s 2005 pamphlet, Pornography:…
As someone who holds a confessional MB perspective on homosexuality, I cling to this quote. It gives me hope for the future of my beliefs – and for my witness.
Time has its way. As does the Spirit. The accelerating interest in and widespread appreciation for John Howard Yoder’s theological work has also provoked renewed calls for the Mennonite church, including Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., to revisit unfinished business with his legacy.
Introducing Hugh Froese, Jurgen Rausch, Jonathan Mitchell, Tim Huebert, House of Covenant International.
Entrepreneurs possess a unique spirit of innovation that is vital to great leadership, yet they’re often misunderstood within the church. How can entrepreneurial leaders bridge this gap and embrace their God-given calling to make a difference in business, the church, and society? Richard Goossen and Paul Stevens tackle this issue in Entrepreneurial Leadership: Finding Your Calling, Making a Difference, published by InterVarsity Press.
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On the streets of Corinth: Bible study puts readers in first-century sandals
Creating a Scene in Corinth
Authors: Reta Halteman Finger and George D. McClain
Creating a Scene in Corinth is an exercise in biblical ‘improv’ – a dramatic re-creation of the congregation’s response to Paul’s letter to Corinth. It’s designed for discussion and debate within a small group or class setting.