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The Wailin' Jennys recorded a song on their debut album which included the following lines: "This is the sound of voices three/Singing together in harmony/Surrendering to the mystery/ This is the sound of voices three." Epp et al opines that like the Jennys, VW is a group that has three voices. Commissions, committees and boards abound in sections IX and X of the area church bylaws, but they are the only ones designated a group. And that fits the score because the responsibilities for which they have been tasked are slightly different than an average area church ensemble.
14 Canadian Mennonite August 23, 2010 Richard looks for an honest man to assure him that Internet search using the key words “Hollywood” and God will approve of his crusading in the Middle East. “Vietnam” will serve to refresh our memory. Ridley’s Instead, this man reluctantly notes that when Richard version of the Robin Hood legend offers a mirror in had 2,500 Muslim men, women and children put to the which to contemplate our own involvement in the sword, he and his men no longer had a God. Middle East. One reason I went to see it again was to The answer is disconcerting because, even today, think more carefully about the possibility that the movie crusading in the Middle East is a hard habit to break. itself is a form of nonviolent protest. And, catch-all labels—the Saracen, the infidel, the Herb Heppner , Selkirk , M an. insurgent, the Taliban and, God forbid, the Muslim— may well mask the fact that crusading in the Middle E Church is on downhill skid East is a morally and spiritually bankrupt enterprise. Richard’s last question, and the answer, suggests that Notwithstanding Jack Suderman’s determined effort an “In God we trust” moral currency does not have the to be positive regarding the future of the Mennonite power to justify and redeem immoral enterprises. Church in Canada (CM editorial “A Leader for These Hollywood commentary on war is not new. An Times” /Aug. 2, 2010), the truth of the matter is that From Our Leaders provincial gathering, to name tensions we have perceived or give voice to issues Listening for that will require greater discernment over a longer time. These observations sometimes lead to deeper attention to a church harmony topic and sometimes not. Recently, the MC Saskatchewan moderator asked VW to think biblically, historically and theologically on the topic Lorne Epp, Margaret Ewen-Peters and Patrick Preheim of church membership, as our group had T he Wailin’ Jennys recorded • Keep MC Saskatchewan focused identified membership as a relevant topic
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