Canadian Mennonite is no CNN, no superstation, no instrument of a giant multinational power. It is a communications vehicle, lovingly and painstakingly assembled by a devoted staff that seeks to report faith as it is being expressed around the world. It is a narrowcaster that yearns to inspire and be inspired. It aims to tell the story of God present and working in our world, and of our joys, hopes, failures, frustrations and aspirations as a family of faith. It holds up a mirror to our Canadian Mennonite family, sometimes revealing things we'd rather not see, but doing so through a journalism that possesses integrity and opens itself to accountability.Despite all this, it's easy to sense the joy, the thrill, in [Paul]'s words. "Your faith is being reported all over the world," he tells the Roman believers. And Paul wishes to respond by returning the favour: "I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong-that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith." There seems to be a symbiotic relationship here that results in the strengthening of faith: The telling of stories, the reporting of acts of faithfulness, produce an impulse toward encouragement.
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