Wednesday, April 24, 2024

More than a prayer

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What is the Lord’s Prayer to you? A prayer memorized as a child? A “go-to” prayer for when you feel inadequate? A prayer associated...

Who is a hero?

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 What makes someone a hero? In Greek mythology, heroes have a tragic element to them—their heroic qualities are the very source of their downfall. In...

Dirk Willems : An undivided heart

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Dirk Willems (died 1569) raced for his life across the thinly frozen pond. Willems was an Anabaptist (a 16th century name for many Mennonites),...

Peter Martinovich Friesen: Advocate for the oppressed

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Peter M. Friesen (1849–1914) is a towering figure in the Mennonite Brethren story. He wrote a monumental historical work on the Mennonites in Russia...

Heinrich and Maria Enns: Called to serve

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“If we do not come back, if we die, then from this group there will have to be others who will follow,” Heinrich Enns...

John B. Toews: Church statesman

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John B. Toews (Sept. 24, 1906–May 9, 1998) was one of the most influential Mennonite Brethren church leaders of the 20th century. His influence...

P. Karuna Shree Joel: Messenger of hope

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Karuna Shree (Feb. 8, 1964—July 7, 1996) was born to Mennonite Brethren high school teachers S.S. Krupiah and B.D. Kanthamma on the MB Mission...

Prioritizing peacemaking

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Just over a decade ago, the U.S. Conference Board of Faith and Life (BFL) initiated a process of reviewing Article 13: Love and Nonresistance...