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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Being a denomination led by the Holy Spirit

Saturday, March 1, 2014

As Christ followers, we often say we want to be “led by the Spirit” in our lives, ministries, workplaces and relationships. But how do we actually practise being…

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Pray and work

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Many churches begin the year with an emphasis on prayer and fasting, seeking God for his direction, empowerment and missional blessing. In the January Herald, I invited you…

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CCMBC’s annual general meeting heralds a new era in financial stewardship

Sunday, December 1, 2013

This year’s annual general meeting (during the study conference in Edmonton) began with an update on the Canadian conference’s national ministry review by executive director Willy Reimer, including…

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On a journey toward Jesus

Sunday, December 1, 2013

I was raised in a Christian community during a time when boundaries of faith and community were very clear. In my world, drinking alcohol, dancing, smoking, gambling, or going…

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“You do not belong to yourself”

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

I’m sure the presentations, workshops, and hallway discussions generated at this month’s study conference on human sexuality will be multiplied through many more conversations over the coming months….

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Sex: It’s not all about me

Sunday, September 1, 2013

This October, Mennonite Brethren from across Canada will meet to reflect, study, pray, and discuss a biblical theology of human sexuality. It’s critical that we develop a robust…

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Why would God send this flood?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The devastating flood that hit my city in June raised some familiar questions among Calgarians – Christians and non-Christians alike: Why would God do this? What’s he trying…

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Executive board finds a sandbox at the beach

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The primary agenda item for CCMBC’s executive board during its June 13–15 meeting was prayer and discernment around the conference’s mission, operating principles, preferred culture, and central ministry…

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What do you need?

Monday, July 1, 2013

As I sat around the table at the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) gathering in Trujillo, Peru, discussing our shared ministry, I began to reflect on the…

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Jesus: What’s in a name

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Names often strike a chord with people. They cause us to react. Lindsay Lohan. Steve Jobs. Harper. Trudeau. Martin Luther King. Desmond Tutu. Mother Teresa. Hitler. These all…

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Is the gospel true?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Do you believe the gospel is true? Not true in a factual sense, but true in a world-altering, Holy Spirit-empowering, life-transforming, I’d-sell-everything-for-this-treasure kind of way? True in the…

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God’s mission has a church!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In their 1980 comedy film, The Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made popular the phrase “We’re on a mission from God.” For decades, we’ve talked about…

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Partnership and prayer

Monday, April 1, 2013

Over the past two years, Mennonite Brethren pastors, together with provincial and national leaders, have expressed an increased sense of urgency in communicating the good news of Jesus…

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