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 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.
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.