MennoMedia sells ThirdWay.com

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Beginning November 18, 2019, the content available at ThirdWay.com will transition back to ThirdWayCafe.com. The ThirdWay.com domain has been sold to an office furniture company. Over the next year, much of the content from Third Way Café will be incorporated into Mennonite Church USA platforms, as a part of a new strategy to promote closer collaboration between MennoMedia and Mennonite Church USA.

ThirdWay.com and ThirdWayCafe.com will both be down on November 18, 2019 as the transition begins. Watch for ThirdWayCafe.com to be up again by November 20, 2019.

Third Way Café was started in 1998 to provide online information about Mennonites and Anabaptist faith. Since then, denominational websites have been developed, eliminating the need for a separate site.

Third Way was a part of Mennonite Mission Network from its inception in 1998 until 2011, when ThirdWay Media merged with Mennonite Publishing Network to become MennoMedia. The site first started as ThirdWayCafe.com.

“This is big, exciting news for us at MennoMedia,” said Amy Gingerich, MennoMedia’s publisher. “It’s a change that will allow us to partner and collaborate more closely with MC USA as well as allow us to have a fresh new website that better serves congregations and customers.”

April Yamasaki of British Columbia new editor of Purpose Magazine

News release
March 12, 2019

April Yamasaki of British Columbia new editor of Purpose Magazine

HARRISONBURG, VA—April Yamasaki has been selected as the new editor for Purpose magazine, a monthly magazine published by MennoMedia that offers stories of inspiration and promise.

Yamasaki is an ordained minister with 25 years of experience in pastoral ministry. She currently serves as Resident Author with Valley CrossWay Church in Abbotsford, B.C., and speaks widely in other churches and ministry settings. She’s a member at Emmanuel Mennonite Church.

April has written and published widely on spiritual growth and Christian living—both online and in print publications, including Christian Century, Christianity Today, The Redbud Post, Godspace, Vision, Leader, and Rejoice! Her published books include Sacred Pauses, Ordinary Time with Jesus, and Four Gifts.

April has a master of arts in theological studies from Regent College, Vancouver, B.C., and a bachelor of arts from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

Staff Release
Mennonite Media
More information: Amy Gingerich at 540 908 3926 or AmyG@mennomedia.org.

Outreach magazine selects The Bible Unwrapped as a top theology/biblical studies resource for 2019

News Release – March 5, 2019

Outreach magazine selects The Bible Unwrapped as a top theology/biblical studies resource for 2019

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Outreach magazine annually lists some of the best new outreach-oriented books and curricula for church leaders by honoring them as Outreach Resources of the Year.

Out of 170 resources in consideration, The Bible Unwrapped: Making Sense of Scripture Today, by Meghan Larissa Good and published by Herald Press, was chosen, named one of the two top books in the theology/biblical studies category. The other book named to that category was How to Read Theology by Uche Anizor (Baker Academic).

There are 11 categories on the resource list. An expert in each category evaluated the resources and chose what they considered to be the best. The complete list can be found at OutreachMagazine.com in the Resources section.

Outreach magazine offers ideas, insights, and stories of and for today’s outreach-oriented, Bible-based churches. Founded in January 2003 by church communications company Outreach Inc., Outreach is an award-winning, bimonthly periodical and is available by mail subscription and online.

Author and speaker Dottie Escobedo-Frank says of The Bible Unwrapped, “You need this book in your church and in your work with people who are searching for answers. It is the missing piece for our discussions on current topics and the Bible.” And author and pastor Gregory A. Boyd writes in the foreword, “I have read countless books that introduce readers to the Bible. I can honestly say that I have found none as enjoyable to read—without sacrificing anything by way of biblical scholarship—as this one.”

Herald Press publishes books on reconciliation, community, discipleship, mission, spirituality, theology, and Amish and Mennonite life and faith.

Meghan Larissa Good

To schedule an interview with author Meghan Larissa Good, contact LeAnn Hamby at 540‑908‑3941 or LeAnnH@mennomedia.org. The Bible Unwrapped is available from Herald Press for $17.99 (paperback) and $13.99 (ebook) via 800-245-7894 and at the Herald Press webstore, www.HeraldPress.com, Amazon, and other online sources. Canadian customers can order from CommonWord (877-846-1593), Parasource (800-263-2664), and elsewhere.