Fourteen people have occupied the editor’s chair at the MB Herald. Each person brought a unique perspective and a distinct voice to a particular time in the life of the magazine and the Canadian MB conference. Here, some reflect on the legacy of the magazine over its 58 years.
Title: Toward an Anabaptist Political Theology
Author: A. James Reimer
Reimer develops a more nuanced understanding of the relationship between church and society so that the church might more effectively understand its role within “the world.”
God Is Subversive: Talking Peace in a Time of EmpireAuthor: Lee GriffithGod is Subversive is a collection of seven lectures and less formal talks prepared by Lee Griffith – an author, veteran anti-war activist, and Christian anarchist – for the week-long 2007 Peace Fellow in Residence program at Elizabethtown College, a Brethren in Christ school in Lancaster County, Pa. Written to American university students, the book analyzes and critiques life in the American empire in an effort to inspire a life of nonviolent peacemaking under the lordship of Christ.
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Forgiving As We’ve Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making Peace
Forgiving As We’ve Been Forgiven: Community Practices for Making PeaceAuthors: L. Gregory Jones & Celestin MusekuraIn recent years, Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation has produced resources intended to equip God’s people to be “more faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in a fractured world.” Jones and Musekura’s contribution is a slim book (only five chapters) focused on the subject of forgiveness.
You could almost time the passersby’s reaction to us four teenaged guys dressed in baby-blue blazers (purchased at an MCC Thrift Store) perched in the mezzanine of the Steinbach Regional Secondary School gym: a stare, a smirk, and a shake of the head. Our low-budget crew consisted of Marty behind the VHS camera and rickety tripod, Ken holding a microphone duct-taped to a hockey stick (boom mic), and Chris providing colour commentary to my play-by-play call of the games below.
The Mennonite Brethren Herald took home a total of 8 recognitions from the Canadian Church Press and Evangelical Press Association awards contests for content published in 2010.
MB Herald interim editor J Janzen sat down with five pastors of intentionally intercultural churches in B.C.’s Lower Mainland to talk about what it looks like to be a unified congregation expressing the various cultural and ethnic backgrounds of its members.
In spring 2010, Highland Community Church, Abbotsford, B.C., hosted a three-part series of conversations on unanswered prayer. The following is an excerpt from a panel discussion with congregation member and spiritual director Steve Imbach and author of Can You Hear Me? Brad Jersak, hosted by pastors Andrew Dyck and J Janzen.
We live in an age of unprecedented choice. Less than fifty years ago, much of life was chosen for us, and we simply had to “make do” with life the way it came. Not so today.