CMU recognizes distinguished alumni with 2019 awards A former teacher dedicated to building relationships with Indigenous peoples, a former witness worker invested in intercultural relationships, a long-time pursuer of justice…
“I just want a hug from my sisters.” The pain in the grandmother’s voice is heart-rending, as she gives voice to the hurt and estrangement that has splintered her family. It’s a story all too familiar to thousands of First Nations families across Canada,
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At the Scent of Water: The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job Author: J. Gerald JanzenAt the Scent of Water is a rare gift for those who want to explore the mysteries of Job.
Ecclesiastes: Believers Church Bible CommentaryAuthor: Douglas B. MillerAt a certain MB church I once attended, a large plaque hung in the foyer, with the rather daunting welcome: “Guard your steps when you go to the house of God, to draw near to listen” (Ecclesiastes 5:2, RSV). That, and the occasional reading (always at a funeral) of the famous poem “For everything there is a season…” (3:1–11, RSV) make up almost the sum total of my encounters with Ecclesiastes in public church life. Rather ironic, given that the book’s name derives from the Greek word for church, ekklesia.
Over the last several months, we’ve been shadowing the Dawn Treader as it adventures eastward. We’ve let C.S. Lewis entertain us with a rollicking story, but we’ve also let him sow seeds of theological truth in our imaginations as we unpack some of the symbols he uses to tell this story.
Among the many memorable phrases in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer, we find the following petition: “from all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil, Good Lord, deliver us.” These three form a deadly trinity of deception often called the “enemies of the soul.”
The storyline of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (VDT) begins not on the ship – an enduring symbol of the Christian church – but with someone who doesn’t want anything to do with such a ship. His name? “Eustace Clarence Scrubb – and he almost deserved it”!