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Ebook versions for Martyrs Mirror, other key Anabaptist titles made possible through grant

MennoMedia is converting key theological Herald Press books and Bible commentaries into digital formats to reach a wider audience with Anabaptist themes. The Schowalter Foundation of Newton, Kansas, has given a grant to help in that process.

November 29, 2012
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Noted speaker shares faith and family background from his own upbringing

Brian McLaren, prolific author and speaker from the “emergent churches” movement is a guest on the Shaping Families radio program in early December.

November 29, 2012

Path 12: The twelfth path states: Jesus is portrayed as “consistently interpreting Scripture in reference to, and with regard for the needs/realities of ‘the least’ – the most needy and vulnerable (the poor, the sick, the foreigner/outsider, women, social  outcasts).”  God’s intention through Scripture is to bring wholeness to creation, justice to the orphans and widows, sight and healing to the blind and the lame, reconciliation and salvation to the sinners.

November 29, 2012

At the July 2012 Mennonite Church Canada Assembly, delegates approved Being a Faithful Church 4 for study. These articles are to stimulate further thought and discussion.

November 28, 2012

Path 11: "We need to see our interpretive community as larger than the people we can see around us.  The hiking trail we are on has already been forged by many who have gone before us.  They have left markers on the trail to help those who come after . . .

November 23, 2012

Path 10:  Scripture is a “delight” that serves also for devotional refreshment and daily inspiration. The “delight” of Scripture is even greater when we can hike together rather than going out on a lone trek.

November 23, 2012

Path 9: “Knowing” is inseparable from “doing,” “hearing” is inseparable from “acting,” and “praxis [practice] is indispensible for gnosis [knowledge].”

November 23, 2012

Path 8: Scripture calls us to remember that we are a part of a larger story of “God’s love affair with the world.” The Gospel’s command to go and baptize and the invitation to remember the Lord’s Supper are prime examples of when we “do not forget” how God has accompanied us. The yearning to know God is inseparably connected to “remembering” the story of God, a story that we now acknowledge as our own.

November 23, 2012

Path 7: It is the Holy Spirit who guides the interpretive community in faithfulness, and in faithfully understanding Scripture for our lives. This means that we must continually open our hearts and minds to the work of the Spirit within and among us. Without this, “the text is just black marks on the paper.”

November 23, 2012

Part 6: Scripture persistently hopes that the letters of its words will become a living word in a world in need of redemption. This does not diminish the authority of Scripture, but sharpens it and makes it real in our community and to the world. This pathway indicates that other sources can illuminate what Scripture also teaches.

November 23, 2012