The Spitfire Grill

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

There’s a balm in Gilead Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre was abuzz with anticipation on Friday, Sept. 21, opening night of the 2012/2013 season. The first offering this year is the musical The Spitfire Grill, a guest production by Midnight Theatre Collective…

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God at work under our noses

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

An unlikely evangelist: how an agnostic led her friend to Jesus The story of Sue has been one of the greatest encouragements a church planting couple could hope…

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“Redeem the days”

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My journey from marketplace to ministry In August 2006, a few months after my 50th birthday, my wife Janice and I went to Ross Haven Bible Camp in…

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Beautiful people, complex city

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Living the good news of Christ in Quebec Quebec society is a beautiful and challenging complexity. Consider the student-initiated protests, which were at the centre of life in…

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Will you saddle up?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I love a good Western. Back in the 1970s, I enjoyed a TV series featuring the adventures of two brothers, Morgan and Quentin Beaudine (played by Kurt Russell and Tim Matheson). Morgan, a.k.a. Two Persons, was captured by the Cheyenne…

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U.S. Mennonite Brethren pass million-dollar national conference budget

Monday, October 1, 2012

Delegates approve five recommendations, hear reports, enjoy evening programs Delegates to the USMB biennial delegate convention, July 27–28 in Omaha, Neb., unanimously passed an historic $1 million budget that…

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“Along the Road to Freedom”: Suffering mothers model grace

Monday, October 1, 2012

Artist tells stories of refugee women To keep a memory alive, curator and artist Ray Dirks reached for an unusual solution. Dirks has embarked on a project to…

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Serving Christ through storytelling

Monday, October 1, 2012
Ron Reed in Godspell photo credit Itai Erdal

B.C. theatre company portrays gospel with creativity A new graduate from California Institute of the Arts in 1984, Ron Reed soon discovered a disconnect between his faith and…

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View From the Urban Loft

Monday, October 1, 2012

Book author: Sean Benesh
City vision in danger of losing sight of gospel “It is my contention that the city, though plagued with many social ills and broken on numerous fronts, is still at its core a gift from God. I would even venture to say it is the result of divine intervention.” So writes Sean Benesh…

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SOARing on a prayer

Monday, October 1, 2012

Another unexpected blessing for Dennis Wilkinson MB Mission’s SOAR program aims to come alongside what God is doing, introducing young people to ministry and helping local churches, especially…

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Getting past the artificial divide

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith
Author: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
“This book is for people who have a hunch…that God is stirring a new movement in our world today,” writes Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove…

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Finish Lines (Obituaries)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jacob (Jack) Wall, Arnie Norman Neufeld, Anne Toews, Ann Cornelia Matthews, Mathilda (Tilly) Klassen, Leona Martens, Elaine Joyce Koop, Marion Helen Dalke, John Abe Koop, Helena Derksen, Agatha Dyck, Wilbert (Bill) Laing McLeod, Edwin David Wiebe, Peter Heinrichs, Katherine Dick, Katherine Heier

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October Transitions 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Introduction to Kirk Ehrhart, Denis Federau, Jimmy Schimmel, David Loewen, Neil Guiney, John Webber, Jeff Peters, Arisnel Mesidor, Susan J. Schmidt Goerz, Ben & Melissa Froese, Laura Kalmar

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Going across to the other side

Monday, October 1, 2012

A church planter learns 3 important lessons I recently read an article based on Mark 4:35–41. It’s the story of Jesus on the Sea of Galilee, where he…

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Unasked for prayer shows the way

Monday, October 1, 2012

  My husband and I were at a crossroads. Larry was accepted at Trinity Western University, but we were afraid. We had an infant son to care for….

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