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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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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