Culture Pearls

Friday, July 1, 2016

A few gems from a visit to India “You’ll be speaking at our flag raising ceremony on Republic Day,” said I.P. Asheervadam, principal of MB Centenary Bible College,…

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Faithfulness and hospitality after upheaval

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A story from Peru “Well, Dave, how brave are you? Are you going to try it?” My friend and colleague, José Arrais, leader of Associação dos Irmãos Menonitas…

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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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Who’s in charge?

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jesus and his friends are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee when suddenly a “furious squall” comes up. Waves break over the boat so that it’s…

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Singing and dancing with a water can

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Performative worship songs in Angola teach Bible truth “Why is that woman carrying a huge water can on her head?” I thought to myself. “Why are people putting…

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Where does God live?

Monday, February 29, 2016

The important places: I used to picture them somewhere far off, like a dream. There, nameless faces are wrapped up in a flurry of activity not unlike my…

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Voyage into the Unknown

Friday, January 1, 2016

“That’s impossible! It must be photoshopped,” I said as I looked at an amazing picture in Sagres, Portugal.

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My church visitor project

Friday, January 1, 2016

Sitting in my car outside a Catholic church in Saskatoon, I was nervous and full of questions. As I pastor, I’m in church every Sunday – but I…

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Dying for Change

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

As we dig our teeth into Christmas baking, we are enjoying the fruit of fall’s harvest. Every September of my childhood on the farm, the combine hopper would fill with bushels upon bushels of grain.

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The gifts we didn’t know we needed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world, ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith. “Do you think you can stay together?” Seven…

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Ordinary Intimacies

Monday, November 30, 2015

“I don’t want one of God’s children begging a Coke,” my hostess told me as she gave me some Zimbabwean dollars. My husband and I were visiting in her home in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Though it happened more than 20 years ago, that small act of generosity still touches me.

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Time for a family meeting?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

It goes without saying that communication is key to family life. Stories help nurture a shared sense of identity and community among Mennonite Brethren churches across Canada. But how do we best share these stories?

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Back to the future on the MB Herald

Thursday, October 22, 2015

In 1961, the Canadian Conference gathered and issued both a mandate and created a mechanism to “educate and edify…, to inspire and inform…, to criticize our vices and credit our virtues” as a denominational family. This desire for connectivity and communication across a growingly diverse constituency gave birth to the MB Herald.

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In search of sexual purity

Friday, October 16, 2015

The men’s prayer meeting had barely begun when he lay his head on the table and said, “I just can’t win over pornography.” I now know that many…

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Naked Anabaptists

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”

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