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Christmas Eve: shepherd-style

Our city is full of people who have nowhere to go on Christmas. A few end up at our house where we have one rule: you have to…

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Dentist “makes ploughshare from sword”

“My mother never talked about it,” Ed Penner remembers. “She didn’t want to pass on the terror that [her family] had endured in Russia at the hands of…

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Together under one roof

Dec. 1,2013, Mennonite Brethren Church of Manitoba and MB Mission Central Canada moved back to share premises with the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in Winnipeg. CCMBC…

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Dairy farms and church plants

It has been almost a century since the Russian revolution and civil war initiated a Mennonite diaspora, and nearly as long since Mennonite Central Committee organized to begin relief operations back to Russia. The setting of both much joy and great pain for Mennonites, the former Soviet Union has long been a destination for an intermediate generation of missionary

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November Issue 2013

Features Six lessons from Acts Why C.S. Lewis lives on 50 years after his death “Let’s give them cookies!” #inDialogue: Peace–The Exhibition Columns Editorial: “My spirit was laid down,…

MCC taps teachers’ memories

Forty years have passed since former Mennonite Central Committee worker Nancy Heisey first stood in front of a classroom in Zaire, now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Book Notes

Thanking God with Integrity: Table Graces & Scripture for a World of Need  Willard Metzger World Vision When natural disasters strike; when we think about those who don’t have…

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Give the gift of class

ETEM-IBVIE, a partnership between MB and Christian and Missionary Alliance colleges in Montreal, introduced a gift catalogue (www.catalogue.etem.ca), enabling supporters to honour a loved one by sponsoring a…

Life & Faith

Marriage is a subversive act

Friday, February 6, 2004

Marriage in our society has become a commodity. It has become a device to fill the void that individualism has created. We are lonely people and so we wait for our Prince Charming or our Cinderella to fill the void.

What is the church?

Friday, December 21, 2001

There are vast differences of interpretation today about what the church really is. Which is more important-the church universal or the local church? In many of our churches across Canada, it is this question which lurks behind the “membership” issue.

My pilgrimage in mission

Friday, December 21, 2001

A long chapter of my life and work in God’s overseas Kingdom came to an end a few months ago. The length of that chapter was 35 years-equal…

Key Cities Initiative: Responding to the city

Friday, October 26, 2001

The Key Cities Initiative is a vision to plant “reproducing” Mennonite Brethren churches in Canada’s cities through partnerships between the Canadian MB Conference and provincial MB conferences. The…

Understanding and living the Word of God

Friday, October 26, 2001

This article is helpful in addressing the question, “What about those who have never heard of Jesus Christ? Are they doomed for eternity outside of heaven?” This article addresses that issue by stating that “God has made Himself known to all people.” Evidence of God in creation and in one’s conscience, as stated in Romans 1:18ff, is our starting point.

For the love of the city

Friday, October 12, 2001

I grew up in Winnipeg’s west end, within walking distance of Winnipeg Stadium and Winnipeg Arena. I know the city. I love the city. I enjoy rural vacations…

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