MDiv Degree Will Launch at CMU in Fall 2019

Beginning in September 2019, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will offer the Master of Divinity (MDiv), a new program of its Graduate School of Theology and Ministry (GSTM). MB Seminary is affiliated with the GSTM, located on the campus of CMU. Degrees are granted conjointly by MB Seminary and CMU. The Gold Standard The MDiv is considered a gold standard by …

How to Equip Young People to Use Screens Responsibly

It’s been just over a decade since YouTube launched (2005) and Apple released its first iPhone (2007). It didn’t take long for social media to explode—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp—which only increased the attraction of the online experience. Face-to-face interactions were quickly exchanged for messaging by devices. Daily events began to carry the weight of needing to be captured and …

Repentance: Student Reflection

Growing up as an evangelical Protestant, I knew a little bit about Lent. It meant renouncing something superfluous like ice cream or movies. If I thought about it, I might also spend a little time in prayer and contemplation of the passion of Jesus.   But Lent was mostly an exercise in restraint.   For early Christians, Lenten fasting served the larger purpose of repentance. Lent began as Christians fasted alongside new converts, or catechumens, who were preparing for baptism at …

Newest Edition of Direction Journal Features MB Seminary Faculty

“Good leaders need the ability to exegete Scripture, their world, and the church.” Pierre Gilbert’s introductory words frame the foundation for the latest edition of Direction Journal (Fall 2018 – Vol. 47 No. 2). The issue features a series of articles written by faculty members of MB Seminary. As the editor of the issue, Gilbert explains that the intent of each …

Dr. Bruce Guenther Publishes New Book

Bruce L. Guenther, Professor of Church History and Mennonite Studies at MB Seminary, has released his newest book called The Ältester: Herman D.W. Friesen, A Mennonite Leader in Changing Times. This 320-page biography was published by the University of Regina Press in September 2018. As the grandson of Herman Friesen, Guenther not only tells this story as a historian, but …

MB Seminary Board Update

Collaboration on leadership development  We’re eager to collaborate with our provinces, schools, and ministry agencies toward a new way of encouraging leadership development! This was one of the key outcomes of extensive conversations with Elton DaSilva, our National Ministry Director, at MB Seminary’s Board of Directors meetings that were held on November 15-17.  Financial Update  Our Board was pleased to receive …