Evangelicalism: “growth without depth”

Friday, December 15, 2006

Do Mennonites really belong? Asked to evaluate the immense growth of the evangelical church worldwide, John Stott had a three-word answer: “growth without depth.” The elder Christian statesman,…

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When Christmas came to Kennedy

Friday, December 15, 2006

We were known in the markets of Zambia as “Christmas.” As our team of 12 walked through the stalls where vendors sold fresh mangoes, smelly dried fish, and…

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Who’s choosing (and sticking with) church ministry?

Friday, November 24, 2006

Take a trip to Toys R Us. You’ll find all kinds of cool toys designed to inspire kids about future professions – a stethoscope for aspiring doctors, a plastic cell phone for budding lawyers. But do companies market anything for up-and-coming church leaders? A plastic pulpit, perhaps?

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Faith is a journey, not just a beginning

Friday, September 22, 2006

Faith stories often stop at conversion instead of going on to describe how faith matured throughout life.

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MB history tour: Chapter Four

Friday, July 1, 2005

A global multicultural community of faith People still sometimes associate the label “Mennonite” with the German language,certain foods or specific surnames. While German-Russian ethnicity was the cultural conduit…

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MB history tour: Chapter Three

Friday, June 10, 2005

Mennonite Brethren in North America Freedom, prosperity, growth Mennonites came to North America as part of several migrations from Russia. About 400 Mennonite Brethren were part of the…

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MB history tour: Chapter Two

Friday, May 20, 2005

The Russian experience Mennonite Brethren origins and diaspora Following severe persecution during the 16th century, many Mennonites eventually found a place of refuge in Prussia. Here they prospered…

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MB history tour: Chapter One

Friday, April 29, 2005

The 16th century radical reformation Suffering for the faith The Mennonite story begins in the 16the century, part of a larger movement known as the Radical Reformation. “Anabaptist”…

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Welcoming the stranger

Friday, January 7, 2005

Few Christians in Canada can deny that the faces in our community have changed. Between 1986 and 1999 Canada received 3.5 million immigrants, many of whom have not received the gospel of Christ. The church has a tremendous opportunity to reach out to immigrants and demonstrate Christ’s love.

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Flourishing on common ground

Friday, November 5, 2004

As the discussion about women in ministry leadership continues, the recommendation (1999) that “women be encouraged to minister in the church in every function other than the lead pastorate” is common ground we have staked out as a denomination. Flourishing on this common ground are women, ministering as “gifted, called and affirmed,” across the country. Meet just a few of them: Sharon Johnson, Sylvie Plante, Kathy Francis, Hilda Wiebe, Heidi Gray and Carol Baergen.

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What happened to footwashing?

Friday, March 19, 2004

A brief survey of the practice among Mennonite Brethren Early in their history, Mennonite Brethren took Jesus’ example and command to “wash one another’s feet” (John 13:14) literally….

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Marriage is a subversive act

Friday, February 6, 2004

Marriage in our society has become a commodity. It has become a device to fill the void that individualism has created. We are lonely people and so we wait for our Prince Charming or our Cinderella to fill the void.

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Key Cities Initiative: Responding to the city

Friday, October 26, 2001

The Key Cities Initiative is a vision to plant “reproducing” Mennonite Brethren churches in Canada’s cities through partnerships between the Canadian MB Conference and provincial MB conferences. The…

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For the love of the city

Friday, October 12, 2001

I grew up in Winnipeg’s west end, within walking distance of Winnipeg Stadium and Winnipeg Arena. I know the city. I love the city. I enjoy rural vacations…

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The city from God’s perspective

Friday, October 12, 2001

Scripture has been read from a rural or small town perspective by many (including myself) who have then questioned God’s creative purposes in the city. The Mennonite Church…

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