Ten Signs of a Unique Christian Faith
Book launch at CommonWord, May 5, 3:00
What is the essence of Anabaptism?
Jesus. Community. Reconciliation. These sum up the core values of Anabaptist faith and life, writes pastor Palmer Becker in this concise new resource. In Anabaptist Essentials, Becker introduces readers to the key convictions and practices of Anabaptism, the Christian tradition of the Amish, Mennonites, and Brethren in Christ. From the believers within a sixteenth-century movement to those today who try to follow Jesus, create community, and practice peace, Anabaptists have a rich witness to offer the wider world. Designed for study by small groups and for use as a resource for Christian formation and conversation, this clear, readable guide to what makes Anabaptism unique will equip readers to live out a more radical commitment to Jesus.
Includes questions for reflection and discussion.
Dancing with Elephants:
Mindfulness Training for those Living with Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain
Learn how to keep living life to the fullest.
Have you received a terminal or chronic diagnosis? Is your mind succumbing to age or illness? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES.
Author Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there for those caring for the ill and healing the curable, but when he was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease he found there was nothing for those living with incurable illness. He quit his job as a professor and devoted his life to exploring the possibilities of living with chronic conditions. Now he’s bringing his findings and insights to you.
In Dancing With Elephants, you’ll discover:
- Simple practices to bring healing to your heart and life to your new outlook
- Humourous (and occasionally heart-wrenching) stories of Sawatsky’s own journey
- Multiple ways to build confidence in yourself, even when you’ve been shaken to the core
- A new perspective to cut some of the pain and renew your spirit
- Practical tools to face your seemingly inescapable fears, and much, much more!
This web site is a central source for congregations and individuals to access information related to the ongoing Mennonite Church transition process. A timeline of up to 2018 has been set for completion of the transition process, though it is quite possible that significant changes may already take effect as early as late 2016 and early 2017.
The Interim Council is comprised of leadership representing the five area churches (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Eastern Canada) and the national church (Mennonite Church Canada).
The Way of Letting Go:
One Woman's Walk toward Forgiveness
Few know how to survive the icy waters of grief better than Wilma Derksen. On one random Friday - November 30, 1984 - her thirteen-year-old daughter, Candace, did not return home from school. Seven weeks later, after Winnipeg's most comprehensive missing-person's search, Candace's body was found in a shed. Bound at her hands and feet. Left to die in the plunging temperatures of that winter's first extreme cold front.
Wilma's world collapsed. Everything hung in the balance - her marriage, her sanity, even her faith in a just God. It was only when she stopped hiding her grief in disbelief and darkness and bravely faced the unfathomable experience that she began to heal. Through fifteen "Letting Go" statements - including Letting Go of the Old Me, Letting Go of Guilt, and Letting Go of My Need to Know - Wilma overcame with God her broken heart, replaced confusion with connection, and drove out fear with forgiveness.
In these pages, she shows you how you can do the same. You can live a hope-filled life. You can be filled with love and forgiveness, regardless of your circumstances.
These fifteen hard-won "Letting Go" principles will help you overcome your smallest and largest losses, and Wilma's real-life advice will enable you to break free of your pain to live a life of true joy.
Pathways for Peace and Justice in Palestine and Israel:
A Congregational Study
In response to the resolution passed at the 2016 Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in Saskatoon, the Palestine and Israel Resolution Working Group has compiled these resources for congregational study. Others outside Mennonite Church Canada will also find it beneficial as a source of information and perspective on the Palestine and Israel situation.
Includes a 4-session Script, with accompanying PowerPoint, and a list of Recommended Resources.
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Quest for Respect:
The Church and Indigenous Spirituality
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Attentive to the concerns of Indigenous peoples from across these lands, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission has specifically summoned all churches and faith groups
. . . in collaboration with Indigenous spiritual leaders, Survivors, schools of theology, seminaries, and other religious training centres, to develop and teach curriculum for all student clergy, and all clergy and staff who work in Aboriginal communities, on the need to respect Indigenous spirituality in its own right . . . (Call to Action #60).
In Quest for Respect, over 40 authors from diverse backgrounds – Indigenous and Settler, Christian and Traditional – take up this call to respect Indigenous spirituality, exploring what it might mean to Christians across North America and what it entails for relationships with host peoples and host lands.
With a firm hold on past and present colonialism, the contributors tackle key questions that the TRC’s call raises: What is Indigenous spirituality, and why is it critical for Settler Christians to learn about it? What is the history of Indigenous–Christian encounter? How does spiritual abuse and violence continue today? How might we repair the damage done? And what does genuine respect really look like?
Includes a study guide by Tim Runtz.
Rarihokwats, Daniel R. Wildcat, Chantal Fiola, Blair Stonechild, Lyla June Johnston, Steven Charleston, Elaine A. Robinson, Darren H. Courchene, Carmen Lansdowne, Adam Barker, Emma Battell Lowman, Vivian Ketchum, J. R. Miller, Peter Morin, Jennifer Graber, Patricia Vickers, Miriam Saainawap, Jonathan Dyck, Josie Winterfeld, Joseph R. Wiebe, Gord Hill, James Cox, Mark Macdonald, Jenna Licious, Michael Redhead Champagne, Christina Conroy, Terry LeBlanc, Derek Suderman, Jodi Spargur, Cheryl Bear, Deanna Zantingh, Willie James Jennings, Gordon Zerbe, James W. Perkinson, Rabbi Laura Duhan Kaplan, Peter C. Phan, Tinu Ruparell, Angelina McLeod, Jobb Arnold, Jeremy Bergen, Dave Courchene Jr., Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, Tom Reynolds, Joy De Vito, Cheryl Pauls, Terry Schellenberg, Andrew Dyck, Wendy Kroeker, Laurel Dykstra, Suzanne Owen, Lyla June Johnston, Tim Runtz, Moses Falco, Dan Dyck, James Mishibinijima, Daniel Joder, Christi Belcourt, Edgar Heap of Birds, Rick Pelletier, Gregg Deal, Arlea Ashcroft, Judy Gascho Jutzi, Barry Ace, Jeff Friesen, Steve Heinrichs.
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