Article 2: Revelation of God

Monday, May 1, 2017

What does Mennonite Brethren theology have in common with that of other Christian denominations? And what are the distinctive emphases of Mennonite Brethren theology? Our Confession of Faith…

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Mission is our prayer

Monday, May 1, 2017

As I looked upon the 230 people from at least 35 countries (and more cultures) who attended the ICOMB consultation on mission and prayer, I was excited and hopeful about what God wanted to say to us. But I also had a burden about a few things. Both elements were active in my presentation.

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What’s your protestimony?

Monday, May 1, 2017

I learned a new word recently: protestimony – a made-up coinage that tickles my fancy. It combines protest and testimony: the act of giving witness to our faith…

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The inescapable call of global mission

Monday, May 1, 2017

The inescapable call of global mission Have you ever felt that you were a part of something big? Maybe you were part of a national political movement. Maybe…

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A culture of mutual trust and respect

Monday, May 1, 2017

“Say what you want people to hear out front. People will remember that.” I learned this basic principle of good communication many years ago. And, ironically, this column…

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Letters – May/June 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

From the mother of a transgender child  I grew up in the MB church and remain an active member of a local MB congregation. And I am privileged…

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To walk together in a good way

Sunday, April 30, 2017

In my younger years, my family’s history in Canada sparked a feeling of pride. In the late 1700s, my father’s family settled in Upper Canada, and my mother’s…

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How to encourage global service workers

Friday, April 28, 2017

Here are some ideas from MB Mission’s regional mobilizers on how churches can encourage their global workers. Support existing friendships. Fostering genuine friendships takes time and presence, and should not…

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The parable of the ostrich

Monday, April 24, 2017

Have you ever seen an ostrich? Though awkward and gangly, these birds have a unique way of operating under attack. When threatened, the ostrich attempts to hide itself by lying flat on the ground and sticking its head into the sand. If this technique doesn’t work, it tries to run away. If cornered, the ostrich goes on the offensive with a kick of its powerful legs.

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Learning to bear witness

Friday, April 21, 2017

What all comes to mind when you hear the phrase “being a witness”? Does it necessitate speaking or being active? Can one bear witness simply by listening? I…

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A heart for Canada

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, Statistics Canada projects that the nation which has come to pride itself on ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity will be increasingly characterized by those…

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Who is my neighbour?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Who is my neighbour? I met my twin in Germany in 2012. His name is David Wiebe. I was struck by the similarity of our physiques. But unlike…

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The world is watching

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  The world is watching Do you have a love-hate relationship with anticipation? It is often exciting to wait for a birthday package to arrive in the mail…

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Article 1: God

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What does Mennonite Brethren theology have in common with that of other Christian denominations? And what are the distinctive emphases of Mennonite Brethren theology? Our Confession of Faith…

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Letters March/April 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reaching the lost   We always liked to read what Willy Reimer had to say including the recent column (“Giving and the father heart of God,” Executive Director,…

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