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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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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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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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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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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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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We continue his work

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

You hear it occasionally – “I am honoured to share the stage with…”. Sometimes actors and athletes, songwriters and singers, billionaires and bureaucrats are genuinely privileged to work…

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Q&A with moderator Bruce Enns

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Moderator Bruce Enns replies to questions about executive leadership transition.

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Giving and the father heart of God

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christmas is the giving season. It is the time of the year when the giving catalogues that come through Canada Post or email tug at our hearts with…

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Making disciples? Or consumers?

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Does your church make disciples or religious consumers? Wrestling with this unsettling question gave rise to Renovation of the Church (2011): in this book, Kent Carlson and Mike…

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Compelled

Friday, July 1, 2016

This month, MBs from across Canada are meeting together in Toronto for what I like to think of as our biennial mission conference. We will hear reports, process…

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True success

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Jesus says that true blessing comes to those who hear and obey God’s Word. “As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, ‘Blessed…

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Letting go of “mine”

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

When my sons were young, we would go for ice cream treats from time to time. With each boy, we saw the “mine” phase play out in these…

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BFL: Report on study conference

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Why do Mennonite Brethren hold study conferences? It is because Christians are called to be united. This unity comes from our rootedness in Christ. The work of the…

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A pierced heart and a cornerstone

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Halloween is done, the time change has occurred and the first, light snow of winter is falling outside my kitchen window. This all means it’s time to turn…

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