With gratitude

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The apostle Paul’s words to the Ephesian church describe my heart for the Mennonite Brethren churches of Canada. “Ever since I heard about your faith…and your love for…

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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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Unity in the global family

Sunday, January 22, 2017

We seek a partnership that is rooted in profound mutual love, ordered around mutual submission and that participates in economic sharing unfettered by ugly paternalism or unhealthy dependency not only as a gospel demonstration of our unity in Christ, but also for the sake of the mission of God in all the world.

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Come, Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

“Honey, let me hold your baby.” My husband Dave and I were happily sitting in a pew at Cariboo Bethel Church, Williams Lake, B.C., when this woman offered…

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Winds of the Spirit in Brazil

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  Winds of the Spirit in Brazil “The pulpit is no longer central to church life and outreach. We now serve and help the community as the foundation…

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Through up or down, God is in it all

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It was a difficult year. On the cultural front, 2016 saw the loss of several artists who spoke to North American cultural consciences. Amid rapid change, we feel…

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Telling the story of Jesus

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Have you ever witnessed an amazing athletic feat? Were you there when a celebrity came to town? There is something exciting about “being there when it happened,” isn’t there?

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What does God’s glory look like?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

God is holy. God is glorious. God is robed in splendour. All true. All hard for me to wrap my finite human mind around. And maybe that’s the…

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Olive orchard bears fruit of peace

Friday, December 9, 2016

How would you feel if your government blocked your driveway with dirt and concrete, and told you it was illegal to remove the debris?

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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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Proxy war and broken peace

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Angola as a case study I felt the burn rising in my head. “You mean to say the civil war in Angola was really a proxy war between…

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Be my guest

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

“Drop in any time!” I waved goodbye to our guests, then closed the door and slumped against the wall, bleakly surveying the detritus left in their wake. What…

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A generosity of spirit

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Have you ever been a target of drive-thru generosity, when the person ahead of you pays for your coffee (pages 12–13)? Or maybe members of your church have…

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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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Letters November/December 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Troubling finances  In “Oxygen for ministry” (Gathering 2016 report, September/October 2016), a delegate is quoted as saying, “Here is a way to increase revenue: our churches investing in…

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