A concert will serve as the U.S. premier of a composition and a benefit for music students at Fresno Pacific University.
“Music of Peace and War” will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2005, at College Community Church: Mennonite Brethren, 2529 Willow Avenue, Clovis. The program features “Chungking: May 5, 1939,” with music by Larry Warkentin, FPU professor emeritus, and text by Herold Wiens.
On October 29, MB Biblical Seminary will release the book Out of the Strange Silence: The Challenge of Being Christian in the 21st Century. The 220-page book, published by Kindred Productions, features chapters by twelve of the Seminary's faculty members representing its three campuses in Fresno, California, Langley, British Columbia, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
On May 27th, 2005, six years after the release of Mark D. Baker's book Religious No More: Building Communities of Grace and Freedom, a Spanish revision entitled !Basta de religion!: como construer comunidades de gracia y libertad is now in print.
During ten years serving as missionaries in Tegucigalpa, the capital city of Honduras, Mark and his wife Lynn developed a special relationship with Amor Fe y Vida, a church in a squatter's community. Through conversation and questions during a study of Galations, the idea for a book was born.
In April, an article by MB Biblical Seminary professor Pierre Gilbert was awarded top honors in the Evangelical Press Association (EPA)'s Higher Goals Contest. The article, entitled "The Relentless God: A reflection on Jonah," was published in the February 2004 edition of the Christian Leader, a publication of the U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.
The spiritual and the intellectual are both necessary to life, graduates were told during commencement ceremonies May 7 at Fresno Pacific University. "It will always be important to analyze data carefully, to evaluate critically where information comes from, to rely on original sources and to compare one's understandings with friends and colleagues — and to do all this with Christian humility, with intellectual hospitality," speaker Rod Janzen told 299 graduates, their families and friends.
Music with a Moldovan flavor is next on the list for the Pacific Artist Series at Fresno Pacific University.
Patmos will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2005, in the McDonald Hall Atrium on the campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave, south of the Butler-Chestnut intersection.
This chamber-style instrumental ensemble from Moldova was formed in 1992 to minister around the world through music. The group has performed in Europe, Canada, the United States and at the Feast of the Tabernacles in Jerusalem.
Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary has been selected to receive a
grant of $1.6 million from the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc.
to participate in a national program to provide opportunities for
high-school-age young people to engage in theological study and inquiry.
Seminaries and divinity schools were invited to create new programs
that provide opportunities for young people to have a serious
intellectual encounter with the theological resources of the Christian
faith and to explore in depth its significance for their own lives and
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April 5th, 2002
8am - 4pm
About the Conference
AIDS has killed at least 22 million people worldwide, and another 36
million are living with AIDS or HIV. Never before in history have death
rates of this magnitude been seen among adults of both sexes and from
all walks of life.
The pandemic is worst in Africa. 17 million have died. 26 million are infected. 12 million children are orphaned.