Ask Cara Baergen what an average workday looks like for her, and she replies that there is no such thing as “average” these days.
What are your church attendance patterns like? Special occasions only? Once every couple of months? Every other week? Every Sunday?
If your church attendance patterns have become less frequent over the last few years, you are not alone. Statistics show young people aren’t attending religious services as frequently as they did 20 years ago.
Reading the Bible is fun. I’m mid-way through Deuteronomy as I write this, and I’ve really come to look forward to my daily Bible reading.
When Rod and Susan Reynar tell people they are inviting 10 university students to live with them and form an intentional community, they are typically met with one of two responses: “Oh, that’s neat,” is the first. The second is, “Oh, that’s interesting,” which the couple says usually translates to, “You’re crazy.”
On a wet, snowy Abbotsford afternoon, 300 people rallied at city hall to protest the municipal government’s treatment of homeless people.
They held signs saying, “Everyone deserves a home,” “We can do better,” “Love dignifies,” and, “Stop the insanity,” which garnered a lot of media attention.
Ethan Eshbach is 22-years-old, a recent college graduate, and is the newest, youngest addition to the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) team.
A Mennonite filmmaker is enlisting the public’s help to fund his next project, a video series that retells biblical stories in a modern-day context from the perspective of a child.
I was a summer program co-director at Mennonite Church Manitoba’s Camp Assiniboia for the summers of 2006 and ’07. By the end of August 2007, when I left camp for the last time, I was a changed person. It was growth that I had not expected.
Recently, I posted on Facebook about the term “friend zone.” I’ve often heard it used to victimize guys who can’t deal with rejection and vilify women who turn down “nice guys.” For example, “I heard she totally friend-zoned him the other day.”
The post has nearly 40 comments now, with more than 70 likes.
Nashville Predators players Nick Spaling and Mike Fisher are famous for their hockey careers, but what many may not know is that they are also Christians eager to speak about their faith.
“A person released from prison with a high risk to reoffend moves back into our communities. What can we do?”
Winnipeg writer Paul Loewen has self-published four novels that combine fictional stories with theological points in an attempt to create modern-day parables. But his latest book may be his most personal story yet because he has witnessed it first-hand. It’s the story of Arvid Loewen, his father.
A Korean Mennonite is facing prison time for refusing to participate in South Korea’s mandatory two-year military term due to his religious convictions.
Reading the Bible is hard. It’s hard to sit still. It’s hard to concentrate. It’s hard to make sense of what I’m reading. And it’s hard to read stories I’ve heard seemingly a million times before—like the creation story, Adam and Eve, Noah—with fresh eyes.
At the end of December, I sat down with my journal and day planner to jot down my highlights of 2013. I quickly had a list of 32 events or milestones that I felt were significant.
Many of us are familiar with the concept of organ donation that occurs after someone passes away, but more recently I have learned about the need for living organ donations.
Over the past year, I have followed the story of Craig Dunbar, a 41-year-old from Ottawa who was afflicted with kidney failure in 2007.
For many parents of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer (LGBTQ) children, the ongoing Mennonite church’s inclusion discussion brings them back to different points in the last 30 years when similar debates took place. Since then, they say not much has changed for the church as a whole.
When my family moved to a rural community in southwestern British Columbia, I didn’t realize how much life and my faith would be challenged.
How do we reconcile leading Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder’s theological brilliance with his sexual harassment of a number of his female students?
“Jesus is not a pansy or a pacifist.” That’s what Mark Driscoll, pastor of the Mars Hill multi-venue mega-church conglomerate, said in its The Resurgence magazine recently.
Why read the Bible?
I posed that question on Facebook last month. More than 20 friends, including Christians, agnostics and atheists, responded.
How do we practise peace and justice in our daily lives? That was the question acclaimed activist Shane Claiborne explored at Peace It Together (PIT) 2013, a Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) conference for youth focusing on biblical and Anabaptist themes of peace.
It's not very often that I get a chance to come into contact with experts in the field of peace and justice, so when I heard about the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference in Waterloo, Ont., as a peace and conflict studies student at Conrad Grebel University College, I knew this was an opportunity I couldn't miss.
Anna-Marie Epp-Janzen has 13 dresses, eight pairs of pants, 26 pairs of shoes, eight scarves and eight sweaters, but for the past 31 days she's been wearing the same dress.