A church for all nations

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It was a deadly summer. Senseless terror attacks in civilian spaces in Europe and racialized police violence in North American assaulted the human spirit every time we turned on…

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Letters September/October 2016

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Letters to the editor

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What it means to be family

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Canadian joins a Khmu service in the U.S. “Can I help you? Who are you?” The song leader interrupted the flow of the worship service to address…

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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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How to wear moccasins

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A Mennonite Brethren explores identity making among Indigenous theologians The loudspeakers piped an Indigenous honour song into the warmly lit chapel. A group of excited students and teachers…

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On the sea, in a home, along the path

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Discipleship is a buzzword in our church culture. We see what Jesus did for Matthew the tax collector, or what Paul did for Timothy, and we know that…

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Denominational vexillology

Friday, July 1, 2016

Canada’s red and white flag with its stylized 11-point maple leaf is simple yet elegant. Like most flags, it derives meaning and power from its colours and symbols…

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Culture Pearls

Friday, July 1, 2016

A few gems from a visit to India “You’ll be speaking at our flag raising ceremony on Republic Day,” said I.P. Asheervadam, principal of MB Centenary Bible College,…

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We need to talk

Friday, July 1, 2016

We need to talk, James Toews urges in his letter on page 5. I think he’s on to something. More specifically, we need to listen – to those…

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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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Letters July / August 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016

Amputation on the body? I have a concern that stems from many MB events I have attended. Specifically, at the last Alberta provincial conference, a leader gave statistics…

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Faithfulness and hospitality after upheaval

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A story from Peru “Well, Dave, how brave are you? Are you going to try it?” My friend and colleague, José Arrais, leader of Associação dos Irmãos Menonitas…

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How to work and share across differences

Sunday, May 1, 2016

What is the point of building relationships with people who believe differently than us?

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What can we do?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Most of us hadn’t given much thought to Syria. In fact, before 2011, if we heard the name through our relief and development agency Mennonite Central Committee, it…

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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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