The proof is in the pudding

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

“The Queen of Desserts” may have been an apt title to describe my mother. She put a lot of creativity and work into the fine art of the…

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Mother loved coffee

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

She would sit at the Arborite kitchen table in a housedress, beaming at me while drinking coffee from a chipped mug. We would share stories and laugh together….

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Three pastors tell all

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

In 2006, the Canadian conference surveyed a group of Mennonite Brethren pastors from across Canada and made some interesting discoveries about the state of the pastorate at the…

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Rethinking the chess board in pastoral ministry

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Reflecting on past moves and next steps It came as a complete shock to almost everyone. In 2005, a relatively obscure Asian technology company named Lenovo bought North…

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Overheard: Bible moms to their kids

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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Wrestling with change

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My earliest memories are from a little village called Githumu in Kenya. Life was good. The school compound where we lived was on a ridge surrounded by tea plantations. My African friends and I explored our little world and made our own adventures. Encounters with chameleons, goats, and pinching ants were normal.

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Building on a solid foundation

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Menno Simons wrote more than two dozen books and pamphlets. He placed the following on the title page of all his writings: “For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 3:11, ESV).

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Two directions, one clear destination for Westside

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Westside, a high-profile, young MB church in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood, is growing again. It already fostered a thriving church plant, Reality Vancouver. Now it has launched a new campus in North Vancouver.

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Good and mad

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quick to listen. Slow to speak. Slow to get angry. What would our relationships look like if we obeyed this teaching? What would the world look like if Christians obeyed this teaching? Behaving this way doesn’t come naturally to me. Rather, it’s something I need to practice with intentionality.

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Church [re]baptizes, calls pastor at same service

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Kevin Carrigan is an Anabaptist in the literal sense of the word. In its Jan. 1, 2012, morning service, Culloden MB Church, Vancouver, baptized and commissioned Carrigan to minister to the congregation as associate pastor of young adults and worship.

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At the Scent of Water: The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

At the Scent of Water: The Ground of Hope in the Book of Job
Author: J. Gerald Janzen
At the Scent of Water is a rare gift for those who want to explore the mysteries of Job.

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May Transitions 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Farewell to Kerry Precht, Dave Reimer

Introducing Andrew Baerg, Rolf Amann

Urban Journey closes – chagnes for planters Rebecca and Andrew Stanley

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CCMBC hires missiologist to resource churches

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The C2C network has appointed Bill Hogg as national missiologist to support and resource established churches to follow Jesus faithfully and fruitfully into the Canadian mission field. “This appointment represents C2C’s commitment not only to launch new churches across Canada to reach the lost, but to serve and support existing churches as they also strive to live out the great commission,” says C2C director Gord Fleming.

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Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the Margins

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the MarginsAuthor: Donald R. ClymerThis 75-page book, in which Donald R. Clymer reflects on the Beatitudes of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11), is deceptively simple. There isn’t much traditional commentary, nor any intentional look at historical or literary context. Each chapter simply tells a story from the author’s experience in Latin America, mostly as an MCC worker.

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Gardening project a growing experience

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Jared Klassen is tending gardens – literally and figuratively – in South Africa. The Abbotsford, B.C., native has been living in Pietermaritzburg since last August where he is serving with SALT (Serving and Learning Together), a year-long, cross-cultural experience of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

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