Sunday, April 21, 2024

Peace in the time of yellow butterflies

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My newsfeed recently has been filled with images of mothers cradling babies while surrounded by rubble. Old men with tear-stained faces, looking incredulously at...

Are we growing vocational ministry leaders?

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Leadership development is an extremely hot topic right now in the business world and in the church. According to one study, over 80 percent...

Seven ways to cultivate a church committed to global missions

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I remember leaning over a fence with Harold Ens talking about my and my wife’s future as missionaries. At the time he was the...

Celebrating the “divine-human” Jesus

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Jesus is exhausted, probably frustrated. In Mark 6 we read Jesus plans a retreat with his disciples, but clamoring crowds get in the way....

Can Anabaptists celebrate Reformation Day?

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We will have the pleasure of celebrating one of my favorite holidays on October 31. No, not Halloween—Reformation Day! I do not ask my wife...

MCC calls for peace, nonviolence in time of war

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What does it mean to be people of peace in these times? It is challenging to watch people directly impacted by war in Ukraine...

Why planting churches is important

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Missionary C. Peter Wagner once said, “The single most effective way to evangelize is to plant a new church.” Now, we may or may not agree with...

Pondering questions about Confessions of Faith

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Comments appear following the section headed "Related Articles." Old Testament scholar Phyllis Trible has likened the Bible to a pilgrim wandering through the ages to...