The effectiveness myth

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

At last fall’s study conference, speaker George Hunsberger noted that the gospel is a story that chooses us and is primarily about weakness. It caused me to reflect…

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Stars in our eyes

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I grew up in Vancouver during the heyday of Hollywood North. My love of acting compelled me to find work as an extra on the set of a…

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Hear the voice singing

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sonia Blanchette had her prayers answered – but in a manner much different from what she ever expected.
All pastors pray for people to come to the Lord and for their congregations to grow. Sonia was no exception.

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Letters

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Women also willing before, Why disparage humanism?, A mishmash of influences, Some day, all the answers re April and May content

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June Letters

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A timely issue; Offenders should make the first move; Passion for pastry; Insights concerning the Spirit; Open letter from MCC re March, April and May content

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Don’t squint – use the proper lenses

Sunday, June 1, 2008

On a shelf above my desk sits a relic of a bygone era. It is The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). There was a time when the OED was the required reference for anyone needing reliable English etymology. The “uncompact” edition is 17 large volumes – fit only for libraries. And so for students like myself, a compressed 2-volume set was produced.

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Our compact life

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Some people cut out dairy. Others abstain from sugar to make them feel better. Tom and Malora Mulhern are cutting out the mall.

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Time for change

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Change is constant. It’s everywhere we go. It always has been. We either cope with it or it defeats us. But rarely do we remain ambivalent or unaffected. We prefer to see the least amount of change in the church. In the midst of constant societal transformation, we long for and hang onto what we hope will be a changeless church.

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Who’s the boss?

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Who’s the boss of our lives? For most of us, the answer is obvious – God. Who’s the boss of our everyday work? The answer may not seem so obvious. For those of us who write for a living, our boss can be the reader, the editor, or even the owner of the publication.

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Finding God amid a successful career

Sunday, June 1, 2008

David Leung was born in Hong Kong. As a teenager, he moved to the U.S., where he attended the University of Minnesota. He was an excellent student and obtained a number of degrees,

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May Letters

Thursday, May 1, 2008

We need the Spirit’s renewal; Don’t put the Spirit in a box; An unpredictable wind; Friction between church and artists; Where are programs for single dads?; Severing our oneness in Christ re December, February and March

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We are a biblical people

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Part II in the series exploring MB identity Who are the Mennonite Brethren? There was a time when the question was mostly rhetorical, part of the formal and…

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Five years without TV: Why I joined a post-legalist cult

Thursday, May 1, 2008

In The Year of Living Biblically, journalist A. J. Jacobs set out to live according to all the commandments of the old and new testaments in their most literal form – in Manhattan no less. That meant growing a huge beard, not mixing fabrics in his clothes, stoning adulterers, not sitting on the same seat as menstruating women (a difficult task, he says, on the NY subway), and treating his slaves well – or in his case, unpaid interns…

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An interview with conference moderator Jascha Boge

Thursday, May 1, 2008

This month, the Herald interviewed Jascha Boge, Canadian conference moderator. He talked about his dreams for the conference, the challenges of managing a growing Stewardship Ministries fund, and Gathering 2008 in Montreal. This is his third term as moderator, a position he first held from 2000–2004.

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The heart of inner-city ministry

Thursday, May 1, 2008

I met Popeye a few months ago – not the spinach-loving cartoon character, but a real-life man. His eyes were small and clear, and his hands looked like…

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