Can beauty grow out of ashes?

Friday, June 30, 2017

A journalist, who was exploring this concept, called to ask me, “Can you thank God for the good things that have come out of the murder of your…

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What’s new in aging: six 21st-century themes

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The BBC used to produce a weekly situation comedy called Waiting for God. It wasn’t about faith or theology; it was about retirement home residents awaiting the end…

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Good advice for the third ⅓

Thursday, June 29, 2017

An annotated bibliography Renowned Mennonite Brethren author Katie Funk Wiebe wrote six chapters and acted as editor of a notable compendium, Life after Fifty: A Positive Look at…

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A covering of love

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Passing Quilt at Menno Place Chaplains and spiritual care volunteers at Menno Place share vigil with those who are dying alone. They have initiated the Passing Quilt…

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God guides along a twisting path

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It takes many steps to join two lives from Canada and Guatemala in God’s service. As Kim and Jon Pelen of Cedar Park MB Church (Ladner, B.C.) learned, those steps often include difficult, but wonderful, surprises.

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Creation: a guide for mission

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“Until someone has a good understanding of what we are for, it’s not helpful to fixate on what we are seen to be against,” says Brian Cooper. This principle guided the then-chair of the Board of Faith and Life as the committee worked on the theological resource pamphlet “Creation: God’s revelation in nature.”

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A special people and a very important mission

Monday, June 26, 2017

Re-Imagining the Church: Implications of Being a People in the World Robert J. Suderman Wipf & Stock   Pastoring the French-speaking Mennonite Brethren church in Winnipeg for five…

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Church anniversary – Parliament Community Church

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Parliament Community Church celebrated its 75th anniversary with a homecoming event June 3–4, 2017. The theme for the weekend was “Shaping the Future from the Strength of the…

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Historical Commission serves with trimmed budget

Friday, June 23, 2017

Winnipeg The Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission met June 2–3, 2017, for its annual general meeting (AGM) in Winnipeg at the Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies. The Commission heard…

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PhD student saves history from the shredder

Monday, June 19, 2017

When Jeremy Wiebe heard that the remaining inventory of Mennonites in Canada (volumes 1–3) were in danger of being shredded to save warehouse storage fees, he took action….

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Youth EMBRACE risk on mission

Friday, June 16, 2017
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The most memorable part of MB Mission’s EMBRACE retreat (Jan. 20–22, 2017) for Alysha Frey was when her team prayed for open doors to share the gospel (based…

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Walking together for peace in Colombia

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MCC partners in Colombia are walking with people affected by more than 50 years of violence, months after a peace accord was signed between the government and the…

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New methods for new youth

Monday, June 12, 2017

Title: Meet Generation Z: Understanding and Reaching the New Post-Christian World
Author: James Emery White
This book is very specifically about understanding and reaching to the newest generation of people. That generation, referred to as “Z,” would include anyone born after 1996. The author is profoundly aware that the young people today do not have any faith background and as a result, evangelism needs to take on a whole new perspective.

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Lumeya appointed to DR Congo government position

Friday, June 9, 2017

Pray for first MB to serve at this level, says brother Maleghi Lumeya has recently been appointed Ministre des affaires foncières (minister of land [property[) of the Democratic…

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Canadian government to match donations for famine response

Monday, June 5, 2017

The Government of Canada will match donations from individual Canadians in response to severe food crises in Somalia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and surrounding regions dollar-for-dollar through its…

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