Learning to Discern What the Spirit is Saying to the Church Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost Craig S. Keener Reviewed by Brad Sumner What is the subject?…
Have you ever seen an ostrich? Though awkward and gangly, these birds have a unique way of operating under attack. When threatened, the ostrich attempts to hide itself by lying flat on the ground and sticking its head into the sand. If this technique doesn’t work, it tries to run away. If cornered, the ostrich goes on the offensive with a kick of its powerful legs.
In 1961, the Canadian Conference gathered and issued both a mandate and created a mechanism to “educate and edify…, to inspire and inform…, to criticize our vices and credit our virtues” as a denominational family. This desire for connectivity and communication across a growingly diverse constituency gave birth to the MB Herald.
A Fellowship of Differents
author: Scot McKnight
If you were to ask 100 people, “What is the church supposed to look like?” you might get an astonishing variety of answers. Despite their cultural and ecclesiological variety, however, these answers ought all to be shaped by the Bible – specifically the teachings of Jesus and Paul.
Title: We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation
Author: Brian D. McLaren
“The road of faith is not finished. There is beautiful land ahead…waiting to be explored. It will take a lot of us, journeying together to make the road.”
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But in a society where we’ve increasingly lost touch with our agrarian and spiritual roots, we also seem to have lost some vital thanksgiving rituals that could further assist us in cultivating a harvest of gratitude in our busy lives.
As Mennonite Brethren, we say we are people of the Book. If this is true, some natural questions ought to come to our minds. Questions like “Who gets to interpret the text and with what tools?” and “How do we discern if our interpretation is correct?” or “What happens when there is a divergence of opinion?”
The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of our CallingAuthor: John StottFinal words almost always have a sense of gravitas to them. So when a pastoral theologian, author, and evangelical heavyweight like John Stott says, “I am laying my pen down for the last time,” one pays close attention to the contents, context, and hard-fought wisdom that will most certainly flow from such a fount.