The first step

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s been a year since Qasim* left his home in Sinjar, Iraq. He was fleeing an advance by the Islamic State Group – the same one that left tens of thousands of Yazidis like him stranded in the mountains. Qasim, his parents and three brothers, along with their wives and children, spent two days in a camp before moving on because it was too crowded.

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August issue 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Contents of the August issue 2015

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“Irrational Generosity” blesses schools

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Members of Chilliwack’s Main Street Church know what it means to give. At press time, not only have they pledged or given $630,000 toward a million-dollar expansion to the church building in downtown Chilliwack, they also contributed “over the top” to provide playground equipment for two elementary schools in their neighbourhood.

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Investing in farmers keeps kids in school

Friday, August 21, 2015

Juliette, the eldest daughter of Olipa Tembo and her husband Dickson Nkata, came home from school early one day. She was crying. The child, who would have been about eight at the time, had walked the four kilometres to the local school, only to have the teacher promptly send her home again. The family had not yet paid her school fees — mandatory in the public school system in Zambia.

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Watershed discipleship

Friday, August 14, 2015

What does a transformative, earth-honouring Christianity look like at ground level, lived out in daily action? Reforms of personal habits – such as recycling and eating locally and shopping responsibly – are important steps.

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Walking with God and each other

Sunday, August 9, 2015

In his Friendship Group at the Mennonite World Conference assembly, Francis Ojwang found that getting to know fellow believers from distant places brought an unexpected blessing.

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Go gentle into that good night

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The intricacies of science fiction movies tend to make my brain short-circuit. Interstellar was one such film for me. However, what caught my attention wasn’t the space stations…

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How to love the foreigner among you

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Shediac, N.B., is home to hundreds of migrant workers (mostly Filipino) who work in the local fish, crab and lobster plants. The community has no government services specifically for immigrants…

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How to draw great stories from short-termers

Saturday, August 1, 2015

You’ve probably been on both sides of this scenario. A person returns from a cross-cultural learning and ministry experience. “Welcome back! How was your trip?”…

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How to worship within and beyond the walls

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Worship and mission have always had an uneasy relationship in the church, as if they were somehow separated from each other. But the reality is that worship of…

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Executive board continues Herald, plans survey

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It has been good to see the healthy engagement and conversation regarding the closure of the MB Herald and the launch of a new publication and web strategy….

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How to ask better questions to gain clarity

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Change can begin the moment we ask a question. Jesus was a master in the use of questions. In the Gospels, he often asks people, “What do you…

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How to support the parents of a child with hidden disabilities

Saturday, August 1, 2015

You’re trying to picture what your friend is telling you about how her child is struggling. But all you’ve ever seen is a charming, polite boy, whom you…

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Costly grace

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Jesus and his disciples are journeying toward the outlying villages of Caesarea Philippi. As they are making their way, Jesus questions the twelve.

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Letters August 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Much to appreciate Re “The God-bearing life…of a magazine” (Editorial, June). I’m saddened by the recent news about the changes to the MB Herald. I look forward to…

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