Shane Claiborne & Mennonites, Again

Shane Claiborne and social justice is coming to Canadian Mennonite University. Ordinary radical preaches Jesus and justice Shane Claiborne set to address annual Peace-It-Together youth conference By Aaron Epp | Wednesday, September 18, 2013 WINNIPEG, MB—How can Christians view their faith in a way that engages the world, addresses injustice and makes God’s love manifest? […]

Nine Churches Say “No” to Shane Claiborne at US Mennonite Brethren Youth Conference

Nine Churches Say “No” to Shane Claiborne at US Mennonite Brethren Youth Conference Earlier this year the “Christian Leader” magazine covered the Shane Claiborne controversy. This post serves to clarify some of the issues of concern. – Administrator Shane Claiborne is a sincere, “ordinary radical” committed to achieving justice for the poor. He has devoted […]

Mennonites and Shane Claiborne – Conscientious Tax-Cheat

Mennonites may be interested in the following article about new monastic Shane Claiborne, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for the 2011 National Youth Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches this April 16-19. Conscientious Tax-Cheats by Mark Tooley, President of the Institute on Religion and Democracy April 15, 2011 Self-professed “urban monastic” Evangelical […]

Jim Wallis, Shane Claiborne and Progressive Christianity

Are the Mennonite Brethren leaders trying to quiet legitimate concerns about having Shane Caliborne speak at their upcoming youth convention without fully understanding the controversy? Jim Wallis, Shane Claiborne and Progressive Christianity By Dave Hunt The Berean Call Q: I recently heard the term “progressive Christian” in conjunction with some controversial speakers, Jim Wallis and […]

Shane Claiborne’s Common Prayer

Shane Claiborne, the keynote speaker for the 2011 National Youth Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches, is celebrating his latest published work – a book called Common Prayer – A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. RSVP for a Common Prayer Release Party Near You! The description of his new book says: Product Description Common Prayer helps […]

The NCR Sheds More Light on the Mennonite Brethren’s 2011 Youth Convention Speaker, Shane Claiborne

The National Catholic Reporter published a very interesting article this November about Shane Claiborne called Urban monk works to see ‘the church we dream of’. Claiborne is scheduled to speak at the 2011 U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches youth convention in San Antonio, Texas. In the NCR article we learn that… “Franciscan Fr. Richard […]

Shane Claiborne will be the keynote speaker for the 2011 National Youth Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches

Menno-lite would like to take his opportunity to shine the spotlight on the latest lack of biblical discernment displayed by the Mennonite Brethren Churches… Claiborne Selected As NYC Speaker MB youth encouraged to plan for San Antonio 2011 NYC press release Shane Claiborne will be the keynote speaker for the National Youth Convention, set for […]

Claiborne’s next stop – Emerging Festival (UPDATED)

Two weeks from now, Shane Claiborne will be meeting up with old friends Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, Phyllis Tickle and Tony Campolo, where they will all be speakers at the Wild Goose Festival. (See Wild Goose Festival’s Emerging Spirituality.) Watch the promotional: Wild Goose Festival – June 23 – 26, 2011 – Shakori Hills Farm, […]

MB youth hear controversial Claiborne – UPDATED

All five U.S. MB conferences were represented at this year’s Mennonite Brethren youth convention in San Antonio, Texas, where dwindling attendance was blamed on the economy, concerns about Claiborne and declining denominational loyalty. The total number of attendees was 918, compared to 1,075 in 2007 and 1,406 in 2003. While participants were reminded through the […]

MB Herald Spotlights Claiborne’s Socialist Propaganda

In the May 2010 MB Herald is the following book review: Examining leadership and followership Follow Me to Freedom: Leading and Following as an Ordinary Radical Shane Claiborne and John M. Perkins Regal Books, 2009 240 pages United in their vision for the Kingdom of God, good friends and colleagues Shane Claiborne (founder of The […]

Mennonite Brethren still okay with Brian McLaren

It appears that the Mennonites are still praising the false teachings and ‘beautifully poetic moving’ ideas of Brian McLaren. In the Cross Currents section of the February 2015 issue of the MB Herald is a book review of the newest Brian McLaren book called We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long quest for Spiritual […]

Brainwashing Mennonite Youth?

Moses, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Movement August 2014 Shalom Mennonite Virginia ____________________ The above video presentation is called From Moses to the Arab Spring to Occupy & the 99% by Shalom Mennonite Church Youth. (This is the same church that made the labyrinth video posted on Menno-lite last week.) According to this video, after […]

Mennonites Teaching Contemplative Spirituality to Children

Are the Mennonites who are teaching contemplative spirituality to children leading them astray? In 2005, at a Mennonite Educators Conference workshop, Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk taught child educators to: “Teach various kinds of prayer: centering prayer with a chosen word such as “Abba” or “shalom” to repeat while quieting one’s spirit and body to listen to […]

Sabeel, Merton, Mennonite Convergence

This week, Menno-lite has been exploring the link between the Mennonites and the anti-Israel agenda. Much of the information on this topic applies to other church denominations and Christian organizations, like the following ministry which is not Mennonite per se, but does have Mennonite project leaders. Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries is a Christian revisionist group that […]

MCC and the Emerging Social Gospel

Last Saturday on November 2, Westside King’s Church in Calgary hosted Survival of the Weakest. Keynote speakers included Ron Sider (pioneer of the evangelical left), Shane Claiborne (new monastic Red Letter Christian), and various representatives from the Mennonite Central Committee, who came together to ‘discuss and examine God’s mission to renew all things’. “Survival of […]

Mennonites and Christ at the Checkpoint

“Christ at the Checkpoint is primarily a public relations scheme to dissuade American evangelicals from pro-Israel views. To succeed, they will have to mount blinders on cooperatively gullible evangelicals, guiding their eyes towards disruptive Israeli checkpoints, while hiding the rest of the surrounding reality.” -Mark Tooley of Front Page Magazine Christ at an Israeli Checkpoint […]

What Will Ears Hear in The Mark Centre’s New Book?

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” Isaiah 30:21 A new training resource offered by the Mark Centre (affiliated with the BC Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches) is a book […]

Mennonite Church Canada’s Slide into Apostasy

Because this blog not only shines the light on the MB Herald, but occasionally on other Mennonite monkey business, today let’s take a look at the way Mennonite Church Canada is going. In their Prayer, Notes and News – April 2011- Equipping #115, they want Mennonites to please pray for and with the Church because […]