Caring for the least of these

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

At a meeting of the UN General Assembly earlier this decade, heads of state and government agreed that, in the matter of the “responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity . . . [e]ach individual state has the responsibility to protect its populations” from such atrocities.

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A people live and die together

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Who are we? We are a people, but we no longer know what that means. Somewhere in modernity, a basic human concept has been lost. Words are regularly lost and concepts routinely become obsolete. Sometimes the loss has deep consequences…

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The effectiveness myth

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

At last fall’s study conference, speaker George Hunsberger noted that the gospel is a story that chooses us and is primarily about weakness. It caused me to reflect…

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One thing… Okay, two!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Philippians 3:10-14 In my work in athletics and recreation, prior to being a pastor, I took groups through “challenge courses” of different kinds. One of the courses I…

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Stars in our eyes

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I grew up in Vancouver during the heyday of Hollywood North. My love of acting compelled me to find work as an extra on the set of a…

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Hear the voice singing

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sonia Blanchette had her prayers answered – but in a manner much different from what she ever expected.
All pastors pray for people to come to the Lord and for their congregations to grow. Sonia was no exception.

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Her faith did not collapse

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

It all happened so fast, but Debbie Helsloot can look back from her hospital bed and see how God had strengthened her faith for a time like this. She believes she will walk again…

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Permenantly in my heart

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Reflections on MCC’s learning tour I will not forget the people I met in Palestine and Israel. The images of the trip are captured in hundreds of photographs,…

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Bereaved Palestinians and Israelis promote peace

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Robi is an Israeli Jew. Her only son, David, an Israeli soldier, was killed in 2002 by a Palestinian sniper at a military checkpoint. Aisha is a Palestinian…

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A tribute to Katy Penner

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Medical missionary to DR Congo, 1953 to 1989 Katy Penner was a special person. She touched so many people in so many ways and leaves a lasting legacy…

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Letters

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Women also willing before, Why disparage humanism?, A mishmash of influences, Some day, all the answers re April and May content

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Morden church builds partnership with Congolese

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Several years ago, Westside Community Church in Morden, Man. chose the Democratic Republic of Congo as their church mission focus. The country had been devastated by ten years…

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Reflecting on the past: six memoirs

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Writing a memoir gives a person the opportunity to remember, reflect on, and – in a way – re-create the past. The venture may immediately benefit the writer’s…

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Introducing the writers of the ICOMB Confession of Faith Study Guide

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Knowing and Living Your Faith, a commentary and study guide on the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) Confession of Faith, is a 130-page booklet available soon for…

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Why We’re Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck
Unconvincing rejection of the emergent movement
Some of us don’t know a lot about the emerging church, but I’m sure most of us have at least heard of this new movement afoot in North America. It’s not a new denomination, but a movement; not a network of churches, but a conversation, focusing on relationships and dialogue…

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