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Phil Campbell-Enns: Singing a new song

When he isn’t working as the associate pastor at Bethel Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, Phil Campbell-Enns (CMBC ’89) has two fascinating hobbies: building guitars and writing songs.

If it weren’t for his time as a student at Canadian Mennonite Bible College, it’s quite possible he wouldn’t have these interests. It’s at CMBC, after all, that he first picked up the guitar.

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Getting to know 2017 Scientist in Residence Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

She’s made a name for herself spreading the gospel of climate change, being named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio along the way. Now, she’s coming to CMU – sort of.

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Joel Peters: Mastering the pipe organ in Montreal

A CMU alumnus was one of the big winners at a prestigious music competition in Montreal at the end of November.

Joel Peters (’11) earned $7,500 in prize money and a weeklong residency at Quebec’s Orford music academy at the OSM Competition in Montreal. Held by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the competition is intended exclusively for young performers.

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Brock Peters: Serving coffee and building community

Walk into the Strong Badger Coffeehouse and you’ll immediately feel at home. The cosy space, located on the corner of Sargent Avenue and Victor Street in Winnipeg’s West End, feels like someone’s living room.

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Five meditations on prayer by Kyle Penner

This month’s episodes of the Sunday@CMU radio program feature a series of meditations about prayer by Kyle Penner (CMU ’05). 

“Sometimes it feels like we are tugged into too many directions and we’re not giving our best to the places that deserve our best,” says Kyle, who serves as the associate pastor at Grace Mennonite Church in Steinbach, MB. “This is one of those places where I have found prayer to be a practice that grounds me and helps me to be present to what matters most.”

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