“Jesus and” or “Jesus only”?

Friday, September 1, 2017

I stopped reading the Bible. Seriously, I did. Actually, I stopped reading everything due to my sixth concussion. After a few weeks, when I tentatively picked up the…

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Pray for Steve!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Do you know the man pictured here? I hope so – even if you don’t know him personally. Steve Berg is the leader of your national church –…

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Article 4: Sin and evil

Friday, September 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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Disciple formation

Friday, September 1, 2017

Go and make disciples…! (Matthew 28:19) Among evangelicals, this is probably one of the most quoted verses. Recorded as Jesus’ parting words to his disciples, this instruction must…

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Letters September/October 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Real empathy It’s always a treat to get the latest issue in the mail. You’re always pertinent, although this one (“on dying– the next stage,” July/August 2017) cuts…

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Mid-year financial update

Friday, September 1, 2017

2016 results A detailed report of the results of the 2016 fiscal year has been posted on the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches (CCMBC) website, along with…

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Pull out all the stops on one mission

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Just a few days before settling into the rhythm of the lazy, hazy days of summer, I was given the biggest mandate of my leadership life. “God is…

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The gospel calls us to be unsettled

Friday, August 25, 2017

Restoration, reconciliation and adult Sunday school Living in Canada in 2017, we have much to be grateful for. We are spared from armed conflicts, famines and so much…

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Article 3: Creation and humanity

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Back in the late 1970s when I was barely a teen, I tagged along with my parents as they attended a Sunday school convention in Detroit, Mich. There,…

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No one dies alone

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Everyone dies alone. Maybe you’ve heard it from the misanthropic Dr. House on the Fox TV show, or maybe you trace it back to French philosopher Blaise Pascal’s…

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Troubling times

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Biblical guidance for how to disagree on fractious issues “What’s happening in our denomination?” Sometimes I’m asked this question at the archives where I work as church historian….

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Letters July/August 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

History that inspires I take great interest in reading the obituaries in the section Finish Lines. I never fail to be inspired by the real lives of real…

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Being a witness to those who are dying

Saturday, July 1, 2017

How do you describe yourself to others? “To really understand me, you need to know that I am ______”. How do you fill in the blank?  With your…

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MB Mission & C2C merger Q&A

Saturday, July 1, 2017

This article from the Executive Board is condensed from a CCMBC web post. “Grafting” When a branch is grafted into a tree, the graft maintains its uniqueness, but…

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Redeeming refugee stories

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Johann Matthies, MB Mission Europa director, told his story at the ICOMB consultation in Thailand, Mar. 7–11, 2017. I was born in the Soviet Union in an area…

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