Asking for money

Mar 31, 2014 by

In September a number of Mennonite Church Canada staff climbed onto bicycles and became part of the Ride for Refugee movement. It was a cold September morning, chilling our fingers and giving us plenty of...

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MWR redesigns website, offers digital subscription

Mar 31, 2014 by and

Mennonite World Review has redesigned its website to better serve a growing online readership. With nearly 14,000 unique visitors a month, the mennoworld.org website plays a key role in MWR’s Anabaptist news...

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Love and law

Mar 31, 2014 by

This is a letter of encouragement to those who accept the Bible’s statements that God declares homosexuality as sin. What is the “rule of law” and the “rule of love” cited by the writers of a letter...

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Does the Spirit need our Towers of Babel?

Mar 31, 2014 by

I’m grateful for an independent MWR serving the people of the church, especially on topics like Eastern Mennonite University’s “trial balloon” on hiring gay faculty and Mountain States Mennonite...

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Theologian’s reconciliation with his church

Mar 31, 2014 by

There is an essential side of the John Howard Yoder story that begs to see the light of day. Here is that story: From its beginning the Anabaptist movement emphasized the redemptive process of the Rule of...

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Recovering catholicity

Mar 31, 2014 by

I still remember the words of my tour guide in St. John Lateran in Rome. She referred to our group’s Protestants with loving disdain. She announced, “For the Protestants here, I want you to remember that...

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A gift that saved a life

Mar 31, 2014 by

More than 3,000 Canadians are waiting for a kidney transplant. Many will die while on the waiting list. Carol Penner thinks that’s wrong. So wrong, she donated a kidney herself to help someone who needed the...

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Vision of abundance

Mar 31, 2014 by

A man stood on a street corner selling magazines produced by an advocacy organization for the homeless — vendors keep part of their sales and build job skills. When a passerby told him she didn’t have $2...

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To love and resist

Mar 31, 2014 by

This is how I think about the way of the cross. Compassion, curiosity, humility and grace linked with courageous opposition to sin, injustice and evil. Jesus held these things together. That is a rare...

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Amid the revolution

Mar 31, 2014 by

It is no coincidence that the Protestant Reformation shook the foundations of Christendom less than a century after Gutenberg invented the printing press. A revolution in communication sparked a revolution in...

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By different names

Mar 31, 2014 by

Speaking at the recent Anabaptist women’s theology conference in Virginia, Erica Littlewolf, from the Northern Cheyenne tribe of Montana, said she doesn’t like to call herself a Christian. She prefers...

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Do companies have religious rights? Supreme Court to rule

Mar 30, 2014 by and

WASHINGTON — When two corporations owned by Christian families, one of them Mennonite, filed suit over the Affordable Care Act, they described their complaint in simple terms: The government is forcing them...

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Supreme Court hears religious rights case

Mar 30, 2014 by

A Mennonite-owned cabinet-making business in Pennsylvania was part of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act on March 25 at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments that the ACA violates the...

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‘Come and See’: Leaders visit Israel/Palestine

Mar 29, 2014 by and

Fifteen board members and staff representing Mennonite agencies and organizations traveled Feb. 24-March 4 to Israel/Palestine on a “Come and See” learning tour. The tour marked the beginning of a...

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When your faith story finally gets interesting

Mar 28, 2014 by

My faith journey is not original. Nor is it very interesting. Whenever summer camp came around and we were asked to give our testimonies around the campfire, I always cringed and retreated to a dark corner to...

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Our greatest temptations

Mar 27, 2014 by

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted 40 days and 40 nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of...

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Leaders ask: New ways to relate?

Mar 26, 2014 by and

NORTH NEWTON, Kan. — Amid controversy over the licensing of a lesbian pastor, leaders from across Mennonite Church USA asked the Executive Board to explore new models for relationship among area conferences...

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After Philippines typhoon, MCC partner cares for the caregivers

Mar 26, 2014 by and

When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November, it not only left a trail of ruined homes, flattened businesses and uprooted trees but also emotional trauma. Those with emotional scars included pastors...

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Everything is awesome

Mar 26, 2014 by

We went to see The Lego Movie at the drive-in a few weeks ago. Popcorn, Reese’s Pieces, beanbags and blankets in the back of the car — it was a sublime evening. The whole way home, all four of us kept...

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The gift of Jesus is for giving

Mar 25, 2014 by

This past weekend, we were privileged to have Cheryl Bear from the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation community in northern British Columbia as a special guest here in Lethbridge at both our Mennonite Church...

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