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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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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Fun in the sun

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pray for camp

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They’re part of our family now

Sunday, May 1, 2016

It became personal. In September 2015, a photo of a young child from Syria washed up on a beach “was everywhere,” says Travis Barbour. “[My wife] Whitney and I felt righteous anger; we have a child about the same age.

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Stories in Art

Sunday, May 1, 2016

For my son Nur Amar. God is my light [nur] and my salvation – whom shall I fear? (Psalm 27). His name [nur] means “light.” —Lamia’ Bahnam Yshua This artwork by an…

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Do Something

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  When my 16-year-old daughter Alketa saw the photo of the little boy washed up on the beach, her heart broke for people from Syria. She was compelled…

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How to work and share across differences

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What is the point of building relationships with people who believe differently than us?

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Happy mother’s and father’s day!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

I asked seniors for a glimpse into a childhood moment when they felt a parent’s love. Their stories show that, while some things change, love – and its memory – endure.
—Angeline Schellenberg

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The Lam family reunites

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Lam family, refugees from Vietnam, were reunited in 1984 after five years of separation (l-r): Ken, Van Tao Lam, May and Wayne. A group from Delta Mennonite…

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New beginnings in Maple Ridge

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Easter is a season when believers celebrate the reality of the resurrection of Jesus, and the fact that God is a living disruptive presence. We celebrate new beginnings…

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Unexpected blessing

Sunday, May 1, 2016

  pace space When they arrived in Prince George, Westwood’s first Syrian family walked into a fully stocked kitchen. The support team had conscientiously researched staple foods for…

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