“Volunteers are attracted by the cause and they’re kept by the people,” says Shelley Campagnola, executive director of the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support (MCRS), consultant in organizational transitions, and…
A missionary, mechanic and theologian. Director of the Centre for MB Studies Jon Isaak loves to explore how things work, whether tinkering with his veggie-oil powered car or inviting conversation…
The staff and delegates who make up Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Canada’s constituent boards gathered at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg from September 23 to 24, 2016, for the MCC Canada annual general meeting.
Canadian Mennonite Brethren churches have chosen the number one as a thematic symbol. We speak of one Lord, one people, one mission. It’s a catchy sound bite. Mathematically, the number…
Some 34 years after the first half of P.M. Friesen’s seminal history of Russian Mennonites was published in English, the Centre for MB Studies (CMBS) has released the second – dealing with Mennonites in North America (1874–1910). Jake K. Balzer of Calgary translated the volume from German, staff at the Winnipeg CMBS contributed to the editing and layout process, and Hillsboro CMBS director Peggy Goertzen arranged financing and publication under the banner of Kindred Productions.
A reunion between a former student and his teacher at the ICOMB higher education consultation last June resulted in a teaching and encouragement trip to India for Winnipeg’s Centre for MB Studies (CMBS) director Jon Isaak. Last decade, Isaak, then professor at MBBS Fresno, facilitated a reading course for E.D. Solomon, now professor at MB Centenary Bible College, Shamshabad, India, as part of Solomon’s doctoral studies in the U.S.
It’s now three months since I started my new post as director of the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies, located at the Canadian conference office in Winnipeg. These weeks have been filled with meeting a new group of colleagues, learning a new office culture, and developing a new set of research practices. All of this has been a welcome challenge and, surprisingly, one not unlike what I encountered in my last post as a seminary professor.
New Testament Theology: Extending the table
Author: Jon M. Isaak
Jon Isaak has significant ministry experience in Mennonite Brethren circles, most recently as a New Testament professor at MB Biblical Seminary and Fresno Pacific University, and prior to that as a missionary with MB Mission and Service International (now MB Mission)….