How Tweet it is

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Last spring, pastor Mark Wessner had an idea for sermon time in Westwood MB Church, Prince George. People traditionally sit and listen, he mused. How could he encourage questions? How could he find out what people wonder but do not ask? The idea came to him: in this mobile electronic age – Twitter!

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Wittenberg

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Conversation between philosophy and theology engaging and amusing Wittenberg Playwright: David Davalos Director: Stephen Drover A production of Pacific Theatre  —“I’ll take ‘Common Bonds’ for a thousand, Alex.” “Dr….

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November 2011 Letters

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Some things never change Re “Changing times” (Intersection, September). I felt that some of James Toews’ views on changing times were out of balance. Toews showed how Jesus…

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“To err is human; to forgive…”

Thursday, November 1, 2012

“To err is human; to forgive…” “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Kudos to English poet, Alexander Pope, for one of the most memorable lines of the…

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Wheels, war, witness

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Another take on the War of 1812 Question: How are the Niagara Region, bicycles, and the War of 1812 related to each other? Answer: On July 28, MCC…

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Dancing around the issue

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A leader learns what forgiveness looks like  It was Monday morning, June 10, 1996. I filed into the room with a variety of other leaders to participate in the first…

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Through the breaking waves of death

Thursday, November 1, 2012

For ancient mariners, there could hardly have been a more terror-inducing sound than the roar of waves breaking onto the shore, threatening destruction of the ship and death to all life aboard…

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On the shoulders of past generations

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Enzo Ferrari is reported to have sat down in one of his cars and ripped off the rearview mirror, proclaiming, “Whatsa behind me doesn’t matta.” Often, we live…

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Conversations that ring true

Thursday, November 1, 2012

My favourite part of the day, when I’m working from home, is hearing the distant sound of church bells from Winnipeg’s Ukrainian Orthodox cathedral. The bells chime every…

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Blue Like Jazz: Film leaves character unresolved

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Film leaves character unresolved Blue Like Jazz   Steve Taylor, director  Donald Miller’s New York Times bestselling book Blue Like Jazz has finally* come to the big screen. Veteran…

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Please Pass the Faith: The Art of Spiritual Grandparenting

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Educator teaches about aging well Please Pass the Faith: The Art of Spiritual Grandparenting Elsie H.R. Rempel We’re showing our age. Statistics Canada recently released information that the…

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Reg Bibby sees hope for Canadian Christianity

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It’s a new day for religion in Canada. That’s the view of Reg Bibby, a sociologist at the University of Lethbridge, who has been a long-time observer of…

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Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Experiencing God through smell, taste, and touch Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God J.Brent Bill, Beth A. Booram “‘Take, eat: This is my Body,…

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Prayer: When Answers Aren’t Enough

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Praying for God’s sake, not your own Prayer: When Answers Aren’t Enough Helen Grace Lescheid If you’re looking for a nice, tidy story, this book is not for…

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The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Difficult for all the right reasons The Cost of Community: Jesus, St. Francis and Life in the Kingdom Jamie Arpin-Ricci It’s generally accepted that the Sermon on the…

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