December 2015 issue

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Contents of the December 2015 issue

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Foodgrains Bank receives $1 million from government for Syria relief

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A grant of $1 million from the Canadian government will enable Canadian Foodgrains Bank to continue to assist people affected by the conflict in Syria in 2016. The…

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CMU commits to advance Indigenous reconciliation

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Manitoba’s education sector unites in effort to follow Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations WINNIPEG Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) joined five other Manitoba universities, three colleges, and the Manitoba…

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Stillwood expands

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Stillwood Camp and Conference Centre director Harry Edwards says it’s a dream come true, to watch workers erect a new, 250–300-seat chapel near the camp entrance. He has been…

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MB studies project grants awarded

Friday, December 18, 2015

Anicka Fast, Harold Jantz, and Jayaker Yennamalla are the 2015 recipients of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s MB studies project grants. The selection committee chose the three from a strong field of applicants, all working on projects of historical and theological interest to Mennonite Brethren around the world.

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Leading MB historian dies

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Mennonite world has lost a teacher, scholar and interpreter. Paul Toews, Fresno Pacific University (FPU) emeritus professor of history, died Nov. 27, 2015, on his 75th birthday, at his home in Fresno, Cal.

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Predictable Christmas season fails

Sunday, December 6, 2015

5 predictable Christmas season fails

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A culture of faith

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Evangelical congregations in Canada hey have different styles and locations: from white, clapboard Baptist churches in rural New Brunswick, to Chinese Alliance churches in downtown Toronto, Aboriginal Pentecostal…

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The heartbeat of the gospel

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The most powerful communication contains three elements: information, inspiration and invitation. All three are necessary to deeply engage the hearts and minds of those with whom we are building relationships.

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His light for our darkness

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In the scope of history, there was nothing new about the shift in government this past October. Routinely, Canadians tire of Conservative austerity, welcoming Liberal prodigality with a…

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Dying for Change

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As we dig our teeth into Christmas baking, we are enjoying the fruit of fall’s harvest. Every September of my childhood on the farm, the combine hopper would fill with bushels upon bushels of grain.

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The gifts we didn’t know we needed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world, ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith. “Do you think you can stay together?” Seven…

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Dream cake and star shine

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

All Blaine Lake children looked forward to Christmas with great anticipation, just as children did in faraway Russia. Granted, it took very little at any time to overwhelm…

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BFL: Report on study conference

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Why do Mennonite Brethren hold study conferences? It is because Christians are called to be united. This unity comes from our rootedness in Christ. The work of the…

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A pierced heart and a cornerstone

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Halloween is done, the time change has occurred and the first, light snow of winter is falling outside my kitchen window. This all means it’s time to turn…

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