David Wiebe: I have an idea. Let’s regularly pray for our conference leaders! Isn’t that radical?! I have another idea. Let’s do it in our weekend worship services in our Mennonite Brethren churches.
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Unsettling Truths: The on-going, dehumanizing legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery
Title: Unsettling Truths: The on-going, dehumanizing legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery.
Author: Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah
This book shines a damning light on the “Doctrine of Discovery,” the legal framework that grounded and justified European colonial rule of the Americas, and whose fallout continues to impact Indigenous lives to this day.
Following Jesus requires more than intention—it demands direction. And it’s typically easier to stay the course when you have others travelling beside you and everyone can see the intended destination.
That’s how Eleanor Kendall of Marquette, Man. describes the new free house she is getting this year from Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS). For Kendall, it’s overwhelming. “It’s the best Christmas present,” she says. “I cry every time I think of it.”
Jennifer and Alissa have led two very different lives. Yet their stories are intertwined, and their discipleship journey has led them to a shared resolve and a lasting friendship.
These are biblical phrases I pray when I wake up or as I walk or cycle. I repeat one several times or pray it once and sit with it for…