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Children on a round-about in Bontelng Park in Botswana

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For Nathan and Taryn Dirks, ministry in Gaborone, Botswana, is all about relationships. But ministry by relationship is hard to measure, so they’ve creatively translated some of their good news into numbers.

January 27, 2017

What does compassion look like when the needs seem overwhelming? What is our role in helping our community flourish? How does such work relate to worship?

January 27, 2017

Quiet times with God can feel disconnected from the rest of an overflowing day. Faith Sommers, a conservative Mennonite mother, wife, and columnist for Ladies Journal, a publication for Amish and Mennonite women has written a new book, Prayers for a Simpler Life: Meditations from the Heart of a Mennonite Mother due out from Herald Press, February 2017.

January 27, 2017
Open hymnal

What songs connect you to God and your community, and empower you to serve? What songs do you turn to in joyful or difficult times? What are your heart songs?

January 27, 2017

MennoMedia is halfway to its fundraising goal for the new hymnal collection project. As of January 2017, the organization has received $303,000 in gifts and faith promises, or 50 percent of the fundraising goal of $606,000. The new collection is scheduled for release in 2020.

January 27, 2017
Conrad Stoesz in archives vault

Conrad Stoesz, archivist at the Mennonite Heritage Centre, has won a $2,500 studies project grant from the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission.

January 25, 2017

Since the first couple of episodes of CBC’s “Pure” depicting Mennonites as drug runners from Mexico aired on Jan. 9, the temperature of our community’s righteous indignation has reached fever level.

January 18, 2017
Mary Raber

Many of the people who have stayed behind in Ukraine’s militarized areas are those who cannot run away: the elderly, children, and people with disabilities.

January 18, 2017

It’s true. Sometimes, my wife and I agree. And sometimes our agreements have positive, though unexpected, consequences. She is certain she wants Vietnamese food, while I am certain I want Thai, so we compromise and agree on Chinese cuisine. As a result, we unexpectedly meet friends we haven’t seen for a long time and enjoy a timely visit at a Chinese restaurant.

January 18, 2017
Christ and crokinole bringing people together
We were sitting snugly in our apartment when we read the terrible news that a transport truck had been driven into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin. As I write this, twelve deaths have been confirmed and another fifty people are reportedly injured, some of them severely. 

December 21, 2016