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MWC signs statement against nuclear weapons

August 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Mennonite World Conference (MWC) has joined a wide coalition of faith-based communities from around the world that issued a call to governments to ratify... more/más/suite

12 considerations before you reopen your church doors

When stay-at-home guidelines are eased and church doors and sanctuaries reopen, worship and church ministries will, undoubtedly, look different than before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. And so it should – so that we continue to keep ourselves... more/más/suite

The Lord came near

I was born as the third daughter at a Buddhist Zen temple in 1934. My father trained at Eiheiji Temple, the headquarters of the Sotoshu a sect of Zen. He always instructed his children to strive after virtue and be an example to others. My father... more/más/suite

逼迫 -- 過去與現在

早期德國奧斯堡的重洗派信徒,因在此相片中左邊白色大房子裡聚會付上極重代價。德國門諾會歷史學家、神學家與和平倡議人士Wolfgang Krauss,向來此參觀的當代重洗派重述這個故事。這群體是2017年二月出席門諾會世界大會執委會議,抽空進行了一趟奧斯堡歷史之旅。 1528年復活節主日,100名重洗派秘密在這房裡聚會,慶祝耶穌的復活。當他們知道當局在監視時,部分人逃脫,但有88人繼續聚會。警察包圍該房屋,將所有敬拜者銬上鎖鏈,之後將外地人驅逐,鞭打當地市民,以酷刑折磨一些人,... more/más/suite

MWC financial update

Bogotá, Colombia – We are grateful for the steady flow of contributions in support of Mennonite World Conference, whether from our national member churches, local congregations, or individuals. We are somewhat surprised that giving is slower this... more/más/suite

聖靈在轉化我們

哥倫比亞 波哥大 -- 綜觀教會歷史,我們不難發現人們在追隨耶穌的同時,不斷被聖靈更新以及轉化,我們也堅持心中的盼望來面對挑戰。 今日,南半球的教會都注目著聖靈的同在與權能,世界大會的非洲地區代表也著手準備著2018世界團契主日的相關材料與資源。 世界大會「全球團契主日」是一個幫助兄姊省思重洗派信仰意義的機會,也是我們與全球重洗派基督徒在聖靈裡敬拜的年度歡慶盛事。 世界大會總幹事César García說:「這一天,我們是在在基督裡慶祝那些文化、國界等等使我們隔絕的藩籬,... more/más/suite

Still transforming

A rediscovery of Scripture was both a root and a fruit of the Reformation, the movement out of which Anabaptism grew. Not that the Bible had been lost, but it was not accessible to the average person. Nor did many people who understood themselves to... more/más/suite

The future of biblical interpretation

In Europe, when we speak of the future, it can seem a bit bleak. The economic crisis, lack of political vision and religious situation leave little room for hope. Secularization seems to have prevailed over the national churches; alternatively, some... more/más/suite

You will be my witnesses?

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Evangelism in action

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Systematic disciple making

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Rediscover our calling

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

Everyone is called

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the... more/más/suite

The role of Scripture today and for the future

In the 16th century, some of the greatest theological minds of that era began to read the Bible in new ways. The text itself hadn’t changed, but because of their experience in the Roman Catholic church, their own study of Scripture and the work of... more/más/suite

當心理健康影響了教會時

班的父母感到困惑又非常不安,因他們接獲電話通知,他們22歲的兒子被送到醫院去做精神醫學的檢驗。 班一直是個正常的孩子:樂觀、有創意、充滿歡樂又關心別人,但他現在的表現很不平常—妄加指控、似乎很偏執,一連數日不睡。 他抱怨學校壓力很大、上學期成績很差。他沒有跟朋友們往來,因為投入秘密專案。醫院的候診室裡都是人,班被銬在二個警察中間,他眼露凶光,但身體萎靡不振。 他盯著父母,控訴他們害他被捕。班的父母簡直嚇壞了,他們的兒子怎會這麼講。他們覺得羞愧因為他們知道這個小鎮的急診室裡,... more/más/suite

墓園裡的生命

在泰國硬土中夾雜綻放的重洗派 「泰國,宣教的墓園」,這說法已在泰國宣教師耳中迴響了數十年,感謝上帝,祂有不一樣的故事。不同的故事終於浮現了,而重洗派在當中有一席之地。 教會的種子 201年前美國宣教士Adoniram Judson的妻子Anne Judson語言學的夠好,能夠向被擄於緬甸的暹族人傳福音。12年後,1828年,第一位基督教宣教士才抵泰國,比第一位天主教司鐸晚了260年。 整個十九世紀,天主教與基督教很相似,都在訴說一個難以置信的奉獻與毅力的故事,宣教士們努力對抗的因素至今仍然鮮明... more/más/suite

教會乃是醫治社群

我們的心理狀態與身體、心靈相連,因此,也如同身體與心靈,心理也可能處於不健康狀態。這期的「觀點」邀請普世重洗派健康照顧的執業人士與領袖們,談談他們的教會在會友的心理照護方面扮演扮演了什麼角色。 教會當如何看待心理健康? 從1960年代中期起,哥倫比亞一直處於武裝衝突之中,約七百萬人因此流離失所,超過六萬人失蹤,將近六十萬人遇害。當人們逃到更大都市避難時,有一些到了我們教會。他們帶著所有的強處與人生經驗所賦予的能力而來,同時也帶著悲傷、孤寂、疑問—何以慈愛的上帝竟讓他們遭遇此境,他們期望正義,... more/más/suite

教會與精神醫學:「這很複雜」

在精神醫學工作中,有一項使我驚訝的事情,是收治的住院病人中,極高比例是有信仰的。簡單地說,是基督徒的數目。 「當然啊,比起其他科的病患,他們會多談及他們的信念與希望。」然而,若用客觀的指標來看,例如病患放在身邊的聖經,上述印象基本上是肯定的,精神科的病患很高比例是基督徒,即便門諾會的也住院過的。 恐懼失控 基督徒也會罹患精神疾病,這比較難以接受。我們能接受人們會罹患阿茲海默症,或因心理混亂而導致疾病,因為我們對這些事件已有解釋,而在另一方面,精神科的問題尚未能找到直接的病因。因此,我們會恐懼,... more/más/suite

壓力管理與心理健康

教會當如何看待心理健康 ? 我們的心理狀態與身體、心靈相連,因此,也如同身體與心靈,心理也可能處於不健康狀態。這期的「觀點」邀請普世重洗派健康照顧的執業人士與領袖們,談談他們的教會在會友的心理照護方面扮演扮演了什麼角色。 壓力管理與心理健康 心理壓力是日本的重大問題。在日本若有人心理或身體生病了,我們通常會說:那是因壓力太大。我們大多在人際互動時感受到壓力:與公司同事、家庭成員,甚至是教會會友之間。當我們在關係方面感受到壓力,就失落內在的平靜。因此,「壓力管理」就很重要,... more/más/suite

全人的健全

教會當如何看待心理健康? 我們的心理狀態與身體、心靈相連,因此,也如同身體與心靈,心理也可能處於不健康狀態。這期的「觀點」邀請普世重洗派健康照顧的執業人士與領袖們,談談他們的教會在會友的心理照護方面扮演扮演了什麼角色。 全人的健全 許多信徒以為情緒或心理的問題是缺乏信心的標記,事實卻非如此。信耶穌的確可以改善我們人生的情緒面向,如同生活的其他面向的改善,然而從另一方面來說,我與許多人共事過,他們都具備堅定的信仰,卻仍罹患重度的心理失調。 我們不太清楚要如何回應情緒的問題,... more/más/suite