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Central Church crosses the bridge

An MB church in Chilliwack, B.C., has opened a second campus just across the Fraser River, in Agassiz. It also marks a new start for two remnant Agassiz home groups who lacked a local church following the closure of Mountain View Presbyterian.

Feb
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This little light of mine

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.” As August: Osage County was coming to an end, I envisioned the inscription Dante placed over the gate to hell as this movie’s true title.

Feb
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Pines director awarded two citations

The executive director of Pines Bible Camp has been honoured twice during the combined meeting of the BC Camping Association and the Fellowship of Christian Camps – BC…

Rebuilding in the Philippines

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is providing disaster-resistant shelters and basic kitchen utensils for almost 3,000 Filipino families who lost their homes during November’s Typhoon Haiyan.

Feb
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Chaplains: leading the missional charge

“If you go back to the origin of chaplaincy,…armies have used chaplains for quite a few centuries. In the Old Testament, there would be a priest in front…

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Who was Barbara?

Lists of people, long lists – archives have lots of them. As I type up the names, my mind wanders. I lose my place and have to reorient…

Feb
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Butternut squash soup for the soul

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of butternut squash soup on a cold winter day. I like to season mine with earthy cinnamon and nutmeg. Others prefer the…

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Is it God or gas?

The furrowed brow added intensity to his words: “I sense…I feel…there’s someone here who needs to confess. You’re stressed and anxious, your stomach is in knots, and there’s…

Life & Faith

Evangelicalism: “growth without depth”

Friday, December 15, 2006

Do Mennonites really belong? Asked to evaluate the immense growth of the evangelical church worldwide, John Stott had a three-word answer: “growth without depth.” The elder Christian statesman,…

When Christmas came to Kennedy

Friday, December 15, 2006

We were known in the markets of Zambia as “Christmas.” As our team of 12 walked through the stalls where vendors sold fresh mangoes, smelly dried fish, and…

Who’s choosing (and sticking with) church ministry?

Friday, November 24, 2006

Take a trip to Toys R Us. You’ll find all kinds of cool toys designed to inspire kids about future professions – a stethoscope for aspiring doctors, a plastic cell phone for budding lawyers. But do companies market anything for up-and-coming church leaders? A plastic pulpit, perhaps?

Coaching kids to Christ

Friday, September 22, 2006

3 great ideas for moms and dads Evan Stermer, 15, is a left-handed power pitcher who throws a baseball at 80 miles per hour. Last summer, he played for…

Faith is a journey, not just a beginning

Friday, September 22, 2006

Faith stories often stop at conversion instead of going on to describe how faith matured throughout life.

Words matter to God

Friday, September 22, 2006

In Psalm 19, David prays, “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD…” (v. 14). “Pleasing in your…

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