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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An evangelism strategy for high-rise apartment dwellers

Friday, October 12, 2001

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gave what is now known as the Great Commission. In obedience to that Commission, Christians throughout the ages have been making disciples of all…

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Messiah and mental health

Friday, March 2, 2001

I sat with my pen poised over the paper, ready to record every drop of wisdom which was about to flow from the mouth of my professor. I…

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The Story of the Great King

Friday, December 1, 2000

Once upon a time there was a Great King who ruled over a vast domain. His power and authority stretched from one of the earth to the other….

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Anabaptist church ordinances

Friday, September 8, 2000

The Anabaptists*, like other church reformers in the 16th century, wanted to base their reforms entirely on the Word of God. On the basis of their study of…

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Community: Defining a “simple” word

Friday, March 17, 2000

Last fall, I had the privilege of taking a graduate class in theology at our local seminary. The class was comprised of believers from various evangelical traditions. We…

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The explosion of horizons

Friday, February 4, 2000

A case study on leadership I was recently asked to give a short devotional on the issue of leadership in the Old Testament. (This was in the context…

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A dysfunctional Biblical family

Friday, October 8, 1999

The book of Genesis provides a unique opportunity to see a family system in operation over several generations. The story of Jacob’s family covers Genesis 25: 19–35:29, and…

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Looking back

Friday, October 8, 1999

“Children obey your parents…. Honour your father and mother” (Ephesians 6:1–2). It is such a simple instruction in such a complicated world. We know what it means, and…

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A pig for a pig

Friday, September 27, 1996

She was my elderly Sunday school teacher. She said the story, about a young boy growing up with a father who believed in peace, was true, and I…

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Epiphany: the story of two kings

Friday, December 22, 1995

In the Western world, as early as the fourth century, Epiphany was celebrated in the church. Epiphany commemorates the visit of the Magi (Wise Men) to the Christ…

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Salome Hiebert: Ministry within community

Friday, April 20, 1990

Salome Hiebert and I meet for an interview on a Friday in mid-March, the day that a late Manitoba winter storm is blowing itself to a conclusion. It…

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Telling the story to adults

Friday, March 11, 1983

About Third Story: Thirteen programs for television produced by Mennonite Brethren Communications, Winnipeg.

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Church membership – option or obligation?

Friday, April 14, 1978

Leland Harder on the importance of church membership within the Mennonite Brethren Conference (see Anabaptists Four Centuries Later, pages 69-73) indicates that 27% of the people surveyed do…

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