Following Christ, inside and out

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The ultimate goal of a disciple is both internal – to grow into the image of Christ – and external – to make disciples of all the nations. I became a believer of Jesus Christ in 1979 by reading the Word of God. King David’s words in 2 Samuel 18:33, “If only I had died instead of you,” spoken on the death of Absalom, his rebellious son, provided illumination for me.

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On a mission for the church to succeed

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

An interview with Ewald Unruh Ewald Unruh served as pastor and church planter in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia for 13 years, and, since 1992, has been working for…

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Revisiting atonement

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Isaiah 53: 1-12 Years ago in a public school in southern Saskatchewan, I got into trouble with my schoolmate, Waldo. (I still think the scuffle was really his…

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From there to here

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nicholas Samaras’ poem in this issue (page 2) got me thinking – not just about the wonderful truth he reveals as he moves us through his psalm, but…

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The Psalm of Then

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Then, the Lord heard me in the wilderness of my soul. Then, the lost place of me became clear. Then, I recognised distraction for what it is. Then,…

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Slumdog Millionaire

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Redemption in the slums We didn’t know much about the movie Slumdog Millionaire, except that it was critically acclaimed and about a kid from the slums of Mumbai….

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Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call to Creative Nonviolence

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

John Dear
Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call to Creative Nonviolence
Father John Dear’s latest collection of essays, journal entries, and reflections on creative nonviolence is a thought-provoking call to reject war and become people of nonviolence. Dear is an internationally respected peacemaker, teacher, writer, Jesuit priest, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee…

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B.C. youth flock to spring rallies

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Five years ago, Willow Park (MB) Church in Kelowna launched its first early-spring youth rally. It was a hit, and each year kept growing. Then, last year, the…

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Jack O’Halloran’s Olympic passion

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

“If you had told me seven years ago that my passion for sports and ministry is actually ministry, I’d think you were crazy!” That’s how Jack O’Halloran, the…

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Global Neighbors: Christian Faith and Moral Obligation in Today’s Economy

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Douglas A. Hicks and Mark Valeri
Global Neighbors: Christian Faith and Moral Obligation in Today’s Economy
What do Bono, Margaret Thatcher, and Martin Luther King Jr. have in common? All used the Good Samaritan as a persuasive narrative for their activism, their actions, and their decisions. And they are not alone…

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MWC: Teaching and learning in Yalve Sanga

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Paraguayan Mennonites you might meet at Assembly 15 Could you imagine leaving your family and your home and setting off for the heart of South America, never knowing…

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Horrors of war haunt refugee family

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It is not unusual for Leonie Mandeba Lwamba to wake up from a recurring and distressing nightmare. The images in her dreams are not fictitious – they are…

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Mombâcho

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mike Janzen Trio
Mambâcho
Mike Janzen has accompanied Steve Bell for several years in a variety of ways, enough to establish himself as an accomplished keyboardist and arranger, but his first studio album further displays his broadening musical skills as a jazz writer and band leader…

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Two churches stop to remember

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Churches celebrate unity among believers and God’s faithfulness with anniversary remembrance. Recently, two MB churches celebrated landmark anniversaries. Dalhousie Community Church, Calgary, “sprang out of the strong vision…

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The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Scot McKnight
The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible
McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet is the latest addition to the growing collection of popular writings recommending a narrative approach to Scripture. For McKnight, Scripture is the story of God’s activity in history…

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