Current issue: Spring 2016
In January 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.
About AMBS Window
The newsletter is published three times a year and is sent to people who contribute to AMBS and is included in the news magazines of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA. Each issue provides ways to become involved with AMBS through financial support, prayer support and student recruiting. Read full issues online or send a message to [email protected] to request printed copies.
Recent back issues
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.
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 Journey: A Conference-based Leadership Development Program.
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 Schertz and Rachel Miller Jacobs, and students Ann Jacobs and Rhonda Yoder and librarian Karl Stutzman reflect on this question.
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.
A review of commencement celebrations, including what's next for all the graduates. It also includes notes on Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipient Wilma Bailey and retirees Gayle Gerber Koontz and Ted.
Examples and perspectives on how AMBS is living into our commitment to care for God's creation through the curriculum, campus facilities and our life together.
Alumni and congregations are improvising leadership, as David Miller describes in this issue. They are finding ways to be involved in their communities, meeting needs and bringing God's kingdom closer for themselves and their neighbors.
Read about what graduates are doing next. Also, AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk adds to the celebration with her list of spring experiences that make her thankful for our learning community.
Five students and AMBS president Sara Wenger Shenk tackle the question, "Is the cost of seminary worth it? (PDF)