MCC Canada’s history

Jan 6, 2014 by

You know you’re getting older when you read a history book and you are in it. The book is Mennonite Central Committee in Canada: A History by Esther Epp-Tiessen. Published by CMU Press for the 50th...

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Now called by name

Jan 6, 2014 by

On the first Sunday of November, our lead pastor was out of town and asked me to lead communion in our Indonesian language worship gathering. We share small wafers and tiny cups of juice monthly as a reminder...

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Peaceful evangelicals

Jan 6, 2014 by

American evangelicals are wrestling with Jesus’ way of peace in new ways. There is evidence of this at Intervarsity Press, Youth With A Mission, Willow Creek Community Church and elsewhere. Various factors...

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Conference to license gay pastor

Jan 6, 2014 by and

Mountain States Conference will be the first conference in Mennonite Church USA to license an openly gay pastor. Theda Good will be licensed for her role as pastor of nurture and fellowship at First...

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Churches affected by school shooting

Jan 6, 2014 by and

Two of the five Mennonite Brethren congregations in the Denver metro area were directly impacted by the Dec. 13 shooting at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo. Three families from Trailhead Church, the...

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Fulfillment in a self-centered world

Jan 6, 2014 by and

Shane Hipps recently served as the teaching pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Mich. His current passion is to be a catalyst in people’s movement toward God, which he does through teaching,...

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Contraception challenge

Jan 6, 2014 by

Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate pose a difficult problem: When one person’s religious freedom conflicts with another’s rights, who should prevail? Federal appeals...

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Responsibility to know

Jan 6, 2014 by

For years it’s been tempting to avoid news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the continuous violence it fuels in the Middle East. It’s overwhelming. It’s painful to hear. It feels irrelevant to...

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End-of-life cruelty

Jan 6, 2014 by

Many thanks for John Long­hurst’s column, “Suffering, Hard Questions at Life’s End”. Questions about how long we should keep our bodies going will never leave us, and with the growth of technology,...

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