The future of discipleship

Monday, June 1, 2015

As we celebrate the graduation of men and women from Bible colleges and Christian universities across Canada, it’s clear that Christian higher education is in a state of…

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Unstoppable

Friday, May 1, 2015

What can stop the work of God in our world? What army, government or law can block the work of the Spirit? What prison, threat or punishment will silence…

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BFL helps churches navigate theological waters

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Board of Faith and Life (BFL) has been working to create stronger bonds to unify Canadian MBs. During the BFL breakout session at Gathering 2014, we continued…

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Word of God, Speak

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What has Jesus spoken into your life today? As a young Christ follower, I had no frame of reference to answer that question. Then someone taught me how…

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True freedom

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The New Year arrived with a thump, as we faced the collective realities of a world marked by sin. Multiple murders occurred in Edmonton and Calgary at the…

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Worship the King of Kings

Monday, December 1, 2014

As I write this, Christmas commercials are beginning to air and seasonal movies are filling the cable broadcasts. Soon, we’ll be exhorted to create a perfect Christmas experience…

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“The church exists by mission”

Saturday, November 1, 2014

In the late 1980s, I was serving in my first pastoral position in a wonderful church filled with people who loved Jesus and were committed to being a…

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Gratitude along a hard road

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Recently, I was driving in a foreign city known for its aggressive drivers. As I navigated the busy streets, watching people cut each other off, tailgate and make…

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Compelled to be an ambassador

Monday, September 1, 2014

The connection between passionate faith and mission  Jesus saved me. I know some people roll their eyes at such a statement because it sounds too evangelical, too simple,…

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Celebrating the local church

Friday, August 1, 2014

I love the local church. I’m in awe of God’s amazing plan to use the local church to give witness to the reality of the transforming gospel of…

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Gathering 2014: Multiplying for mission

Friday, August 1, 2014

“I’ve been asked many times about why we talk about multiplication,” said executive director Willy Reimer in reference to CCMBC’s new mission statement: “To multiply Christ-centred churches to…

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Lessons from Ethiopia

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

This past May, I travelled to Luanda, Angola. There, I had the privilege of representing the Canadian conference to our global family, the International Community of Mennonite Brethren…

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Pastoral letter from the Board of Faith and Life

Sunday, June 1, 2014

In October 2013, the Canadian MB Conference gathered in Edmonton for a Study Conference on human sexuality. These were days of teaching, dialogue, worship, prayer, reflection, telling and…

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Introducing a new mission statement

Thursday, May 29, 2014

In fall 2002, I attended Church Planting Canada’s congress in Montreal. Patrice Nagant, our current C2C Quebec regional director, toured us around Montreal and informed us of Quebec’s…

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What do we deserve?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

“The decision to give Denny [Morrison] my spot was purely about performance. We wanted what was best for the team, what gave us the best chance to win.”…

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