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Five fitting films for our time: quarantine viewing ideas

Posted in Stories  •  Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

by Sue Sorensen

During this time of sheltering in place and homebound leisure activities, many of us are watching more films than usual. It's unfortunate that Netflix has such a stranglehold on today's film audience. A serious shortcoming is the almost complete absence of good movies more than a few years old. Netflix offers not a single film starring Katharine Hepburn or James Stewart; neither are there any films directed by Jane Campion or Billy Wilder.

None of my recommendations, below, are on that ubiquitous platform, but all can be inexpensively rented for a day on Google Play Movies. (If I can figure it out, anyone can.) One of these films (the wonderful Paterson) can be viewed at no cost on Kanopy, the excellent streaming service available with a Winnipeg Public Library card. (Other libraries may also subscribe to Kanopy.)

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CMU Farm opens on 10th anniversary season

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 10:20 AM

Now expanded to two locations totalling 15 acres, the Metanoia Farmers Cooperative celebrates 10 years of learning, growing, and farming for change.

You may have heard of "emerging writers" or recognize the phrase "emergent church," but did you ever hear of emerging farmers?

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Allison Alexander (nee Barron) book <i>Super Sick</i> launches at McNally Robinson on Sunday, May 17

Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness – English alumna Allison Alexander launches first book

Posted in Alumni Profiles  •  Monday, May 11, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Having battled chronic illness all her life, Alexander wants to see herself in her heroes. Her new book Super Sick chronicles her search for sick characters in pop culture, and the personal impact of that quest.

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Sunday@CMU: May 2020

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, May 10, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: The Believer's Church Bible Commentary: A Way Into Scripture For All

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are rebroadcasting a series by CMU's President Dr. Cheryl Pauls, in which she reads selections from books in The Believer's Church Bible Commentary series. Written by past and present CMU professors, these excerpts act as a form of meditation and reflection.

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Dr. Jonathan Sears, Associate Professor of International Development Studies and Associate Dean at Menno Simons College

For such a time as this: how deep roots in faith keep learning communities resilient and adaptable

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 7:48 AM

Since the novel Corona Virus COVID-19 began sweeping the globe back in January of this year, almost everything about how ordinary citizens conduct their lives has changed. More than anything, how we conduct our shared lives together has changed. From churchgoing to grocery shopping, from the workplace or classroom to the front porch or backyard—our collective vulnerability to illness has transmogrified the way communities now work, learn, and care together.

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