Founded in 1950, Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is a volunteer network of the North American Mennonite churches that responds to those affected by disasters in Canada and the U.S. In…
Title: The Work of Theology
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Stanley Hauerwas is retiring… well, kind of. Actually, it turns out that retirement is a non-biblical concept that demonstrates that “we now live in a culture that believes we have no stake in developing people of wisdom and memory.”
I’m listed as an adjunct faculty member on the MB Biblical Seminary (MBBS) Canada website. Until recently, alongside my name and in brackets, it also said, “retired.” That word, beside my name, irritated me, so I asked the seminary to remove it.
It is not uncommon for Christians to see God’s hand in their lives through hindsight: seemingly unlikely occurrences make sense only later. Marilyn Hiebert is someone who has marvelled at opportunities that seemed to come “out of the blue” – opportunities that formed a path for her Christian service.
“In our 20s and 30s, we wrestle with call; in our 40s, it’s role; but from our 60s on, our questions surround contribution,” says Dave Jackson. “Baby boomers are retiring, and they have no clue what to do with themselves,”
After a full career teaching elementary and junior high, retiree John C. Klassen is working to leave another legacy.