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    God, Sex, Me & You

    Friday, July 1, 2016

      I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

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    How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

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    Doing theology as a spiritual practice

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Re-engaging ordination Recently, I’ve been hearing Mennonite Brethren use the word “theology” more than they used to. With few Canadian Christians reading the Bible, perhaps some use theological…

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    Why multiply?

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Fours years ago, Anthony Delaney and his leadership team had a bold building plan in place. However, they had a prayerful wrestle and decided a different path was…

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Displaced, yet reaching out to others

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By the time Feryal arrived at a camp for displaced people in Iraq’s northern Ninewa governorate, she had little desire to leave the security of the tent she shared with her parents and sister.

Jul
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“Facebook” of a century past

Mennonitische Rundschau

The long-awaited volume 4 subject and author index to the internationally read Mennonitische Rundschau has been completed thanks to Bert Friesen, with financial support from the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation. The 1,394-page index provides simplified access to the German-language paper in the years 1910–1919. Friesen indexed the periodical with a fine-toothed comb so that researchers could find the proverbial “needle in a hay stack.”

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ICOMB summit 2016

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New leader appointed to international body for strengthening the church At the crossroads of the Americas, ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) gathered its members for teaching, decision…

Jul
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Gathering 2016 recap – Saturday decision making session

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Leading into a significant decision making session, Phil Collins (pastor at Willow Park – not the other one) delivered a message on the theme “compelled to reach Canada…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Friday evening celebration service

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Leadership means learning. That’s what the cryptic combinations in L2L – which Ron Toews earlier described as a shoe horn, a tool to help people find their ministry…

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Gathering 2016 recap – breakout sessions

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Board of Faith and Life “BFL’s aspiration is to be a resource for the whole church,” said chair David Miller. One way they’ve done that recently is to…

Jul
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Gathering 2016 recap – Friday morning sermon

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Kelowna pastor Laurence East comes from a long line of missionaries in India and married into a long line of Mennonites now in Yarrow but his words to…

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Gathering 2016 recap – Experience Toronto

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“God understands each race,” said Vishal, pastor at Behta Darya Community Church, GTA. “He is showing off among Punjabis who think idols can save them.” Vishal recounted story…

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God, Sex, Me & You

Friday, July 1, 2016

  I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

MB-Herald---LGBTQ-image

How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

Friday, July 1, 2016

The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

Feature-ordination-MBHerald

Doing theology as a spiritual practice

Friday, July 1, 2016

Re-engaging ordination Recently, I’ve been hearing Mennonite Brethren use the word “theology” more than they used to. With few Canadian Christians reading the Bible, perhaps some use theological…

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Pewter angels and painted saints

Friday, July 1, 2016

Someone at church gave me a little pewter baby angel with eyes closed, hands folded, bare feet sticking out the bottom of its robe. “Oh, no,” I protested,…

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Memories from MAID

Friday, July 1, 2016

A green convention /// /// Men and women wash dishes at the 1963 annual convention of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches in Herbert, Sask., while delegates take…

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Why multiply?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fours years ago, Anthony Delaney and his leadership team had a bold building plan in place. However, they had a prayerful wrestle and decided a different path was…

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