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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Words matter to God

Friday, September 22, 2006

In Psalm 19, David prays, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD…” (v. 14). “Pleasing in your…

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The coolest thing

Friday, September 22, 2006

A pastor discovers the surprises in surrender A generous white binder figures prominently in the lead pastor’s office at Forest Grove Community Church in Saskatoon. Full of encouragements and…

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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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He sat down

Friday, April 30, 2004

Spring is here and that means we are headlong into the season of cards, flowers, new shirts and guilt that serves to commem­orate parents everywhere, with Mother’s Day…

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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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What is the church?

Friday, December 21, 2001

There are vast differences of interpretation today about what the church really is. Which is more important-the church universal or the local church? In many of our churches across Canada, it is this question which lurks behind the “membership” issue.

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My pilgrimage in mission

Friday, December 21, 2001

A long chapter of my life and work in God’s overseas Kingdom came to an end a few months ago. The length of that chapter was 35 years-equal…

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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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Understanding and living the Word of God

Friday, October 26, 2001

This article is helpful in addressing the question, “What about those who have never heard of Jesus Christ? Are they doomed for eternity outside of heaven?” This article addresses that issue by stating that “God has made Himself known to all people.” Evidence of God in creation and in one’s conscience, as stated in Romans 1:18ff, is our starting point.

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