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Tribute: John Wiens

John Wiens was a missionary, church planter, pastor, mentor, friend and father. Most recently, he served for six years in Ukraine with MB Mission, planting churches and starting a ministry for orphans.

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Time for cake: Celebrating new life in Jesus

Colossians 2:12–15, 3:1–4   There was something about the Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting that immediately impressed me. My friend had invited me to attend because he would be…

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Letters March 2014

A blended understanding Re “On a journey toward Jesus” (Outfront, December). I was raised in a Christian community in which a bounded set (specific lifestyle expectations) existed within…

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The day the bees arrived in church

One Sunday morning, in the warmth of spring, our regular church service was well underway. There was a call to worship, singing and Scripture reading. About halfway through…

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February Issue 2014

content of the February 2014 issue

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CMBS “a godsend” for Anglicans’ TRC documentation

“I can’t imagine what we would have done without the hospitality you showed us here,” Gloria Romaniuk, archivist at the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land, said to Jon Isaak, director of Winnipeg’s Centre for MB Studies at a thank-you tea Feb. 26, 2014.

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Having “the talk” with aging parents

Necessary Conversations: Between Adult Children and Aging Parents
Gerald W. Kaufman and L. Marlene Kaufman
Several years ago, I held a family meeting with my siblings and mom to determine my mom’s wishes regarding moving from the family home she and my dad built.

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Japanese pastor will explore MB archives

Yoshio Fujii is 2014’s recipient of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s archival internship. The selection committee chose Yoshio from a strong field of candidates from various universities and colleges in the U.S. and Canada.

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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