Features

1. What have been your experiences of suffering, either personally or by people around you? What are the biggest challenges of dealing with long-term suffering? Have you seen... Read More
May 22, 2013 | Feature | By Barb Draper
Allow yourself to be open and vulnerable. People who suffer live with difficult questions. It is good to discuss them.Read More
May 22, 2013 | Feature | Compiled by Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
It’s hard to imagine a force powerful enough to keep an academic from his books, a father from playing with his children, a husband from attending to the wife he loves.Read More
May 22, 2013 | Feature | By Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
1. How big is the problem of poverty in your community? What local initiatives have tried to reduce poverty? Have they been successful? What circumstances lead to high levels of... Read More
May 7, 2013 | Feature | By Barb Draper

Our society is very good at dividing us into categories. We talk about the poor as though they are a separate species.

"The poor will be with you always.” That is the message that seems to have been so frequently taken away from the gospel when we talk about poverty. That’s not a very encouraging... Read More
May 7, 2013 | Feature | By Derek Cook
1. How important is the Bible in your life? Do you think the church has lost its commitment to the Bible? Is your church presently wrestling with any passages of Scripture? Which... Read More
April 23, 2013 | Feature | By Barb Draper

‘Jacob Wrestling with the Angel,’ by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, circa 1659-60.

After being called the Son of God at his baptism, Jesus was challenged by the devil, underscoring the connection between this identity and action: “If you are the Son of God... Read More
April 23, 2013 | Feature | By Derek Suderman
Pinch the skin on the back of your hand, then release it and watch it fall. Your skin gradually slides back into place. Constantly healing and being recreated, our skin both... Read More
April 10, 2013 | Feature | By Emma Pavey
The sustainable approach to economic development in Ethiopia by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) was recognized recently by Julian Fantino, Canada’s minister for... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Feature | By Linda Whitmore
As the notorious persecutor Saul of Tarsus was transformed by God’s grace and is now remembered as the “apostle to the gentiles,” so Bogale Kebede, charged and imprisoned for... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Feature | By Carl E. Hansen
1. What powerful stories have you heard in your congregation? Who did the telling? What was the setting? What made the story powerful? How did it influence the teller or the... Read More
March 13, 2013 | Feature | By Barb Draper
Reading the Bible for ethics calls for a new approach to community. Above all else, it calls for the centrality of storytelling: storytelling at the centre of the community,... Read More
March 13, 2013 | Feature | By Bruce Hiebert
1. Who in your congregation takes a leadership role in interpreting the Bible? How do they acquire that role? What happens if anyone challenges their interpretation? Who has been... Read More
February 27, 2013 | Feature | Barb Draper
Reading the Bible for ethics is an act of power. Reading the Bible for ethics is about using the language and images of the Bible to transform ourselves and those around us. It is... Read More
February 27, 2013 | Feature | By Bruce Hiebert
1. Bruce Hiebert says we will make better ethical decisions if our brains are filled with biblical images. Do you find his arguments convincing? Have we been doing a good job of... Read More
February 13, 2013 | Feature | By Barb Draper
Reading the Bible for ethics is no easy task. It means facing an obscure document held as vital by an older generation, but of increasing irrelevance to a changing world. Or does... Read More
February 13, 2013 | Feature | By Bruce Hiebert
1. Tom Yoder Neufeld says that teaching and learning are acts of faith, especially when it comes to sacred texts such as the Bible (page 6). What learning or teaching experiences... Read More
January 30, 2013 | Feature |
RWM: For much, if not all, of your adult life, you have served as a chaplain, pastor or professor. What—or who—were the influences in your growing-up years that led you to a life... Read More
January 30, 2013 | Feature |
1. How has your community been impacted by the drive for economic development? What has your community lost through development and what has it gained? How are decisions made... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Feature |

Clouds hang over the Haisla community of Kitamaat Village, just across Douglas Channel from the proposed site of the Northern Gateway supertanker terminal. (Photo by Will Braun)

I never expected that Enbridge—the Calgary-based pipeline company best known for its contentious Northern Gateway proposal and a nasty spill from one of its U.S. lines in 2010—... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Feature | Story and photos by Will Braun
Bryan Born, the new president of Columbia Bible College sees his goal as equipping and encouraging the students to become “fully devoted followers of Jesus,” and that means more... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Feature | By Frank Stirk
In recent decades, young people from the Kalenjin community in the highlands of Kenya have dominated all levels of competitive athletic running events around the world. They have... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Feature | Harold Miller
1. Wendy and Phil Reimer describe some instances when God intervened in the lives of Christians. Can you think of similar experiences that you or other Christians have had? Why... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Feature |
In my earliest recollection Jacob Janzen was 60-something. He was not the oldest person I knew and rather undistinguished. He came walking tiredly up the sidewalk to the house in... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Feature | By Phil Reimer

Wendy Reimer works at a health clinic in Guatemala.

The following articles are from a presentation by Wendy and Phil Dyck at Rockway Mennonite Church several months ago.Read More
December 11, 2012 | Feature | By Wendy Reimer

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