Do we need a ceremony for divorce?

Friday, February 3, 2006

Christians get divorced too I’ve been to a lot of weddings in my life. But so far I’ve been to only one divorce ceremony. It happened last year,…

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An Open Door

Friday, January 13, 2006

“We need the peacemaking presence of Mennonites here,” Muslim leaders emphasized when meeting a team of five Anabaptists in the Philippines during April, 2005. Mindanao in southern Philippines…

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The close of a chapter

Friday, November 25, 2005

Sunday, October 16 marked one such celebration as the 17 Chinese MB churches in B.C. bid farewell to Enoch and Grace Wong, who are now in their 80s and retiring to a seniors home in Scarborough, Ont.

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Walking on holy ground

Friday, September 2, 2005

A personal tour through the past 50 years of Mennonite Brethren seminary education, by president emeritus Elmer A. Martens In the fall of 1955, I left Saskatchewan in…

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Ordination decision: a sign of changing relationships

Friday, January 16, 2004

It usually happens – when Christians of different cultures meet, theological questions arise. This summer was no exception as Mennonite Brethren from North America met with Mennonite Brethren in…

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A church in the image of God

Friday, May 2, 2003

Imago Dei, self-described as “A Community Drawn to Christ”, was born in October 2002 out of spiritual longing. There were at first 15 to 20 people who, while not disgruntled with their current churches, were burdened by a feeling that they wanted to do more than they could do in their churches.

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Ontario candlemakers measure success in more than dollars and scents

Friday, January 11, 2002

Klassen, 45, and Loewen, 35, are brothers-in-law and co-owners of Newville Candle Company in Niagara Falls, Ont. Wherever they go they leave a trail of people sniffing the air, wondering where that scent of apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, lavender, cappuccino or grassy meadow-or any of the dozens of other fragrances they manufacture-is coming from.

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MCC Canada delegates call for halt to bombing of Afghanistan

Friday, December 21, 2001

Delegates to the Mennonite Central Committee Canada annual meeting in Winnipeg have sent a letter to Prime Minister Jean Chretien in an effort to raise concerns about the “war on terrorism”.

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We are in the same family

Friday, November 9, 2001

Ethnic Chinese have been living in Canadian cities for a very long time, but the development of Chinese Mennonite Brethren churches has only occurred fairly recently. In 1972, pastor Henry Klassen of Pacific Grace Mission Chapel in Vancouver saw the increasing number of Chinese residents in his area and decided to pioneer outreach to the Chinese. Since then, the Chinese MB family has grown to over 20 churches in three countries.

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Explaining the terrorist attacks

Friday, October 12, 2001

The Sept. 11 attacks on New York City and the Pentagon have been given various explanations. Let’s consider some of them. Well-known evangelical leaders Pat Robertson and Jerry…

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Congolese and neighbouring churches hold historic gathering

Friday, October 12, 2001

A historic inter-Mennonite forum held in Kinshasa, Congo, June 11-16 brought together over 65 representatives from Congolese Mennonite churches and agencies, as well as several invited guests from other countries (Angola, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and France).

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MB church cancels church service to do service in community

Friday, August 3, 2001

Members of River East Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg didn’t go to their church service on Sunday, June 10.Instead, they did service around the city during their fourth annual Community Service Day.

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DOXA: Looking back, looking ahead

Friday, October 8, 1999

AN INTERVIEW WITH VIJAY MANUEL On July 4, 1999, Doxa, a popular contemporary worship event in Abbotsford, B.C., was held for the last time. Jim Coggins spoke with…

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DOXA: A Christian alternative

Friday, December 12, 1997

Hundreds of teenagers rush in through the doors to get the best seats possible before the band comes on stage. Security stands guard at the front of the…

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Nettie Berg: a dedicated life of service

Friday, May 27, 1988

Dedication – What is it? Those who have known Nettie Berg know that for her it means being wholly committed to serving the Lord in whatever way she can….

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