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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Technology and lowered expectations

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Jimmy stumbles out of bed just before seven, and groggy, and reaches for the first cup of conveniently perked coffee thanks to his programmable coffeemaker. Then it’s straight to the computer to begin his daily morning routine.

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When roadside bombs hit the church

Saturday, March 1, 2008

“The church is a Hummer.” That metaphor is somehow missing among the many New Testament pictures of the church. We know it is a body, a fortress, a…

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AGMs are a taste of heaven

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I recently took a tour of several Mennonite organizations’ annual general meetings. First, the Canadian MB Conference, then Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA), and finally Mennonite Central Committee…

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Don’t be afraid

Thursday, November 1, 2007

We’re all afraid of something. Last month, after hearing the thunderous rev of a Harley Davidson engine outside his house, my two-year-old nephew turned to his grandparents and…

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Why I don’t wear a poppy

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I do not wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. OK, there, I said it. I’m afraid to admit it publicly because I know it will invite scorn from others.

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Why I wear a poppy

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Although our Anabaptist peace position calls us to speak against the evils of war and to work as peacemakers, we live in a country that has participated in…

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