A room with a view

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I live at Flatlander’s Inn, a light of hope for the transgendered woman who dragged herself across our gravel parking lot that night looking for help. Run by the Vineyard church and launched last year as a transitional community living arrangement, we are a presence in Winnipeg’s core, north of the tracks…

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Hochma – Practical wisdom for one of Canada’s poorest neighbourhoods

Thursday, May 1, 2008

“We want to be people like that!” When we heard the story of a downtown Chicago church planter, we felt something resonating deep inside us. It was 1999,…

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God’s justice in the inner city

Thursday, May 1, 2008

My friend Ling looks better than she has in months. The pallor of death that rested on her face has been buried alongside her husband. The housing authorities…

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Inner-city volunteering: don’t start from scratch

Thursday, May 1, 2008

What’s the most constant need in inner-city work? It’s not necessarily sandwiches. “It’s socks,” says Deb Lowell, a front-line Salvation Army worker. Speaking to B.C. Mennonite Brethren leaders at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, Feb. 23 and 24, Lowell said front-line work isn’t as simple as it may seem. One must temper compassion with knowledge – often learned the hard way…

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May Transitions

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Introducing Delbert Enns, Edgar French, Daniel Beutler, Lorlie Barkman, Shannon Storey

Farewell to Dwayne Barkman, Clarence Peters, John Klassen, Josinaldo Almeida, Ron Hewitt, Jason Unruh, Daniel Williams, Terry Goertzen, Doris Neufeld, Gerry Goertzen, Tim Wiebe

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5 Questions

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Profile of Esperanza Multicultural (MB) Church, Burnaby, B.C.

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Ultra-marathoner quits job for Kenyan street kids

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Since Kenya’s civil unrest early this year, inflation has risen to 19 percent, making the purchase of basic goods a nightmare for residents and over-crowded refugee camps. In…

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New director for Centre for MB Studies appointed

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Doug Heidebrecht has been appointed as the new director for the Centre for MB Studies, a ministry of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches. Heidebrecht will replace Ken…

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Blaine Lake MBs increasingly appetizing

Thursday, May 1, 2008

With Saskatoon predicted to double in size by 2020 due to the development of oil fields and mines, small towns like Blaine Lake 80 km away are heading for a change. “With the boom, the atmosphere is different,” says Gerry Epp, who’s pastored Blaine Lake’s Gospel Chapel for the last 24 years. He and his wife Eleanor have been a constant presence in the town of mostly Russian and Ukrainian nationality.

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Christian etiquette

Thursday, May 1, 2008

If you’re a Christian and want to share your faith, there are at least four questions you shouldn’t ask. John Stackhouse, professor of theology and culture at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. shared them March 17–19 during a three-part Apologetics Lectures series at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) in Winnipeg.

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Saskatchewan’s story: gains and losses

Thursday, May 1, 2008


Authors: Harold and Neoma Jantz
Harold and Neoma Jantz, both with roots in Saskatchewan, have collaborated to write an account of Mennonite Brethren in that province. For decades, this was Canada’s largest MB community…

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Mennonites dialogue on same-sex

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stumbling Toward a Genuine Conversation of Homosexuality
Book Author: Michael A. King
I’m not sure my late mother’s arsenal of clichés included, “You can’t judge a book by its cover” but when I first picked up this compilation of articles from editor Michael A. King, it certainly didn’t say, “Please pick me up and read.”…

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Gym does double duty on Sunday

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship is one of five churches in a partnership to help homeless people in the Tri-Cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, near Vancouver….

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The group that God built

Thursday, May 1, 2008

For a quarter century, Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship in Coquitlam, B.C., operated out of a gym, so being turned down for a mortgage to build a new sanctuary…

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Aboriginal bridge building – an exercise in active listening

Thursday, May 1, 2008

“What pieces of land are important to you?” asked Darryl Klassen, coordinator of MCC B.C.’s Aboriginal Neighbours Program. Perhaps they’re birth places, memorable vacation spots, the open prairie,…

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