A friend recommended this book by the evangelical church leader Mark Sayers to me and I picked it up soon after. I was happy I did. Sayers is the senior leader of the Red Church of Melbourne, Australia, and co-founder of Ueber Ministries, a resourcing ministry for church leaders.
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Mark Baker (PhD., Duke University) is J.B. Toews Professor of Mission and Theology at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, California and the author of Freedom from Religiosity and Judgmentalism: Studies in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (the tenth instalment in the Luminaire Studies Biblical Commentary series).
Letters to My Friends, a work of 320 pages, was written by Philip A. Gunther and was published in 2022 by Kindred Productions of Winnipeg. Reviewed by Harold Jantz.
Two retired teachers sit in front of their audience at McNally Robinson Booksellers: Sarah Klassen about to read from her most recent novel, The Russian Daughter, and her former fellow teacher, Faith Johnson, interviewing her.
With the release of Return Stroke, author Dora Dueck adds the non-fiction genre of memoir to her impressive list of publications. In her writing career, Dueck has focused mostly on…
1922 This is a page from Anna Baerg’s 1922 diary written on milk can labels. A hundred years ago, MCC sent relief aid, including food, to Ukraine during the time…
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.
A familiar Scripture passage comes to mind when I ponder how to pray for the upcoming federal elections. According to Matthew 6:9-10, Jesus identifies us as people or citizens of God’s kingdom, and as the children or family of God. In our identity as citizens of God’s kingdom family, we are invited to pray for our nation — for his kingdom to come and his will to be done here in Canada as it is in heaven.
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‘Safety’ labels, Indiana Jones and wisdom
There seems to be a definite dearth of common sense among homo sapiens. Humour aside, we face a very serious and expanding problem among us, a lack of wisdom. My seminary professor Tremper Longman III said that wisdom is a knowing how – that is, knowing how to navigate life.
Today the word reconciliation doesn’t so much bring me hope as it does hurt. Over the summer, we have awoken to numerous gruesome discoveries on the grounds of former Canadian residential schools. How can we as a country reconcile hundreds of years of inflicting pain and suffering on the Indigenous people…
Abe Dueck’s new book, Mennonite Brethren Bible College: A History of Competing Visions “is also the story of Mennonite Brethren in Canada, combining evangelical and Anabaptist impulses. Sometimes the two didn’t work well together.”
“What do you do with the mad you feel?” was a familiar song on Mr. Roger’s TV show in the 1970s. His iconic cardigan and the little red trolley were not the only notable things about him. Fred had profound and honest insights into our life struggles, mirrored by his Christian faith.
Advent is both a season of celebration and waiting. In homes, the Advent calendar (with its daily allotment of chocolates) and in churches, the Advent evergreen wreath (with its coloured candles) are dusted off and set in their hallowed places. These heart-warming symbols telegraph the approaching Christmas Day and also invite us to a period of waiting…
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,