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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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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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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