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High school teacher partners with CMU faculty on project

Monday, May 3, 2021 @ 11:24 AM

High school teacher Ramon Rempel has assigned his Bible class at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute a unique assignment—to critically evaluate and engage the 119-year-old Mennonite Brethren (MB) Confession of faith.

The confession, first adopted by North American Mennonite settlers from Russia in 1902, has been revised and rewritten numerous times (as recently as 1999) and consists of 18 articles in total, all of which range topically from the nature of God and evil to marriage, baptism, and nonresistance. Lately, another revision has been proposed within the Canadian MB Conference to revise article eight ("Christian Baptism"). Delegates from MB churches will decide on the proposal this June 2021.

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Practicing theology from the bottom-up

Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

Assuming a new position teaching theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan and his family arrived in Winnipeg in October 2020 after a move, during the pandemic, from their home in Boston, MA. Growing up in the religious context of Pondicherry, a former French colony in southeast India, Boopalan was raised by his mother, a nurse and Hindu convert to Christianity, and his father, a lab technician and preacher, who together attended the "Bakht Singh Assemblies," a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic indigenous (that is, without foreign missionary history) church movement. Describing the religious atmosphere of his upbringing, Boopalan states that "there was an interesting mix of theological influences that combined pietist, holiness, and charismatic movements. Services were four hours and included plenty of music played with indigenous Indian instruments and would always end in a love feast cooked by church members and shared sitting around mats on the floor."

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CMU welcomes political theology specialist Rev. Dr. John Boopalan to the BTS faculty

Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 9:45 AM

Toting a powerful academic record, global life-experience and perspective, along with a rich and multifaceted theological background, CMU looks forward to the teaching and mentorship Rev. Dr. John Boopalan will bring to our learning community.

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Ecumenical panel to discuss the Bible at upcoming CMU event

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:22 AM

Five Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) students from diverse Christian traditions will participate in a panel discussion exploring the Bible.

The public is invited to attend the event titled, "The Bible Tells Me So... Doesn't It? – A Conversation with Young Adults on the Tensions of Taking Scripture Seriously." The discussion will take place on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.). Admission is free, and all are welcome.

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