More House Blend

Is Rachel Twigg Boyce the social justice poster girl for the Mennonite Brethren Conference?

Houseblend Ministries Rachel Twigg Boyce

In the March 20011 issue of the MB Herald is another article by Rachel Twigg Boyce, this one about Sabbath keeping. It’s not the first time she has been highlighted in the MB Herald or promoted by the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. There is nothing wrong with wanting to honor the Lord with a Sabbath rest (even though the ‘Saturday’ Sabbath was a sign between God and the Jews – Exodus 31:13, Ezekiel 20:12,20), but the MB Herald seems to be promoting quite a few traditions over freedom in Christ this month. Besides blending Lent, contemplative Spiritual Direction, and Rachel Twigg Boyce’s Sabbath keeping together, it looks like they are still okay with the spiritual blend behind House Blend. (For details on this, see: Is the MB Conference Knowingly Condoning Ecumencial Inter-spiritual Practices?.)


Bent on Lent


3 thoughts on “More House Blend

  1. The ecumenical movement is an incredibly dangerous move towards interfaithism. Yes, it does appear that Houseblend is ecumenical in nature, although it has Mennonite roots and support. It reminds me of Rick Warren’s idea of finding the “man of peace” in every village, to work with him regardless of his spiritual beliefs for the sake of creating world peace. I agree, Twigg-Boyce is their poster-child: the Rick Warren of the MBs.

    First of all, the Roman Catholic spiritual practices being brought into the MB institutions serve to bring about a spiritual unity with them. And Contemplative spirituality serves to bring about a spiritual unity with all kinds of spiritual systems, even those who say they have no god. It is the lowest common denominator that unites them. It denies/minimizes those beliefs that are unique to the Christian (biblical) faith in favor of a false unity. The same goes for the relationship with the Roman Catholic church, in which the compromises the MBs are making, undermine very important and basic beliefs about what is necessary for salvation.

    These issues are too important to sweep under the carpet, for they determine our eternal destiny. The ecumenical and interfaith movements will be the spiritual death of the Christian church if they are allowed to continue. I wonder if the leaders in the MB Conference have taken the time to understand the consequences of their actions on their children and grandchildren, as to what type of Christians they will be, and what gospel they will believe? They are naive to think that this type of thing will strengthen their faith and bring more people into God’s spiritual kingdom. The bridge works both ways, but considering our sinful nature, it is more likely to lead most away from the truth, not towards it. There are enough warning signs, but they are sadly being ignored. And knocking down the warning signs doesn’t eliminate the danger!

    Proverbs 14:12
    There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

  2. Pingback: Mennonites and World Peace « Menno-lite

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