The story Elmer Thiessen writes is a vivid reminder of how challenging it can be to be an outspoken Christian academic in a secular setting. Essentially it had to do with the desire to integrate his Christian faith with his academic work.
I think we are learning that somehow all of us around the world are connected. A virus that began with a single person in Wuhan, China, probably in November, has now touched virtually every country in the world, and will have infected millions before it has run its course.
Title: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion.
Author: By Rebecca McLaughlin
Harold Jantz reviews and recommends this book that will not only equip you intellectually but also call you to compassion and empathy for your questioning, unbelieving neighbour,
A Roman Catholic cardinal from Argentina has generated worldwide applause and some disquiet: what does his election as pope mean for Mennonites and the evangelical community? Pope Francis brings an attractive mystique.…
Artist tells stories of refugee women To keep a memory alive, curator and artist Ray Dirks reached for an unusual solution. Dirks has embarked on a project to paint as…
City of Tranquil LightAuthor: Bo CaldwellI’m not a great reader of novels, but from time to time one catches me by surprise and entirely captivates me. Such a story is Bo Caldwell’s City of Tranquil Light. The California writer and former Stegner Fellow in creative writing at Stanford University has written a rich and engaging story about Mennonite missionaries in China just after the time of the Boxer Rebellion.
Nearly fifty years ago – in 1964 to be precise – as a young man in his twenties, I first came to the Mennonite Brethren Herald. Those were turbulent years. A few months earlier, John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. The U.S. was drifting into the Vietnam conflict, the first major war it was to lose. Riots, marches, and city ghettoes on fire heralded the civil rights conflict.
A decade ago, I wrote an article for the Herald on homosexuality, Welcoming and yet not affirming (Nov. 5, 1999), which attempted to assess the impact of this issue in the life of the church and culture, and, if possible, provide some direction to the church as we sought to live faithfully as followers of Christ.