AMBS Window

AMBS WindowCurrent issue: Summer 2018

The summer 2018 issue of AMBS Window focuses on this year's commencement weekend and our newest graduating class. Read a recap of Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipient Palmer Becker's address on fulfilling "the other half" of Jesus' mandate. See what's next for the 21 graduates and special awards several people received. Plus, get up to date with staff transitions, including departures on the advancement team, and our new incoming teaching faculty and the dean.

About AMBS Window

AMBS Window is published three times a year. It is sent to people who contribute to AMBS and is printed in Canadian Mennonite Magazine and The Mennonite. The spring and fall issues of the newsletter also includes a special AMBS Alumni News section. Read full issues online or contact development staff to request print copies.

Recent back issues

AMBS Window Spring 2018
Explore faith formation in our learning community. Four graduating students in the Masters of Arts in Christian Formation program describe their final projects. AMBS professor Andy Brubacher Kaethler reflects on forming confident Christian leaders. Also, read the new AMBS Alumni News section.

AMBS Window Fall 2017
This issue explores how AMBS engages the global church, from being a learning community that welcomes international students to protessors integrating diverse voices into their teaching.

AMBS Window Summer 2017
This issue covers our commencement weekend celebration, including a recap of Mary H. Schertz's address to the graduaing class, a list of next steps for the new alumni and a list of recipients of our academic awards.

AMBS Window Spring 2017
What does it look like to work at building intercultural competence and undoing racism? The spring 2017 issue of AMBS Window provides examples from our learning community., including the structural, educational and relational change coordinated by our Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism team.

AMBS Window Summer 2016
Another commencement season honored 18 graduates as they transitioned from the seminary community into a variety of new roles in the church and beyond. Get a recap of the celebration as well as a reflection from president Sara Wenger Shenk on how lives are changed at AMBS. The issue also gives insight into how we nurture the whole Christian learner and highlights our scholarship awards for incoming leaders.

AMBS Window Spring 2016
35 participants joined AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk and assistant professor of Old Testament Safwat Marzouk on a tour of historic, religious, and contemporary sites in Egypt. In this issue, they and other trip participants reflect on the social, cultural and theological aspects of the encounter.

AMBS Window Fall 2015
This issue focuses on our engagement with the Bible. Articles highlight our recent St. John's Bible exhibit in the library gallery, resources we offer to dig deeper into Scripture, and the mystery of missing Bible verses.

AMBS Window Summer 2015
Our summer issue features reporting on commencement weekend. This year, in addition to 15 master's students who earned degrees or certificates, the issue also highlights those who are completing the Journey program.

AMBS Window Spring 2015
How does responding to Scripture with art--drama, music, paints and crayons, woodworking or other artistic forms--help us experience the Bible in new ways? Professors Mary H. Schertz and Rachel Miller Jacobs, and students Ann Jacobs and Rhonda Yoder and librarian Karl Stutzman reflect on this question.

AMBS Window Fall 2014
This issue explores our relationship to food, It includes reflections by Malinda Berry, assistant professor of theology and ethics, and other Rooted and presenters, and examples of how the campus provides food for ourselves and others.