Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures Mark D. Baker and Jayson Georges Intervarsity Press A number of years ago, MB seminary professor Mark Baker was in the centre of a storm…
When I was a child, I thought work was God’s curse on humanity. As I was forced to do my Saturday morning chores, I reflected more than once on how dumb Adam and Eve must have been to take that fruit. Wouldn’t it be better if all I had to do was lie in a hammock and listen to the wind blowing through the trees? I was already looking forward to what life would be like when I turned 65 and could retire.
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Missional Spirituality: Embodying God’s Love from the Inside OutAuthors: Roger Helland & Leonard HjalmarsonMissional Spirituality by Roger Helland and Leonard Hjalmarson came to me at just the right time. It brought together two ideas I’ve spent a great deal of time thinking about and discussing with people.
Sharing Possessions: What Faith Demands 2nd Ed.Author: Luke Timothy JohnsonThe use of possessions and wealth is a tricky issue for Mennonites. Historically, we’ve held simplicity as a core value of what it means to be Anabaptist. However, in my experience, we would be hard pressed to find much difference between MBs and anyone else in our attitudes toward our possessions.