“Disembedding” Christian marriage from cultural norms

Sweet Surrender: How Cultural Mandates Shape Christian Marriage
Author: Dennis Hiebert.
Sweet Surrender is a comprehensive and insightful study of the institution of marriage in the context of an ever-changing Western world. It clearly defines what is biblical imperative and what is simply common cultural practice regarding marriage.



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Teen comes of age by discovering the past

The Wittenbergs
Author: Sarah Klassen
Mia Wittenberg begins her final year in her Winnipeg high school with youthful enthusiasm and hope for the future, but as she observes her family and friends’ struggles with priorities, morals, addictions, and failing hopes, her enthusiasm wanes.




Coffee chat with Christian giant

Problems of Christian Leadership
Author: John Stott
John Stott, for many, hardly needs introduction. A globally respected pastor, teacher, author and evangelical statesman, Stott made profound contributions to the cause of global mission through his influence in the formation of the Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Flooding worsens Gazans’ plight

A week after torrential, cold rain battered the Gaza Strip, people in the al Nafaq Street area of eastern Gaza City are still struggling to clean mud and debris out of homes and businesses.




EFC urges government to act after Supreme Court decision in prostitution case

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada is deeply concerned with today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision to strike down all three provisions of Canada’s prostitution laws, creating a legal vacuum. The current laws remain in place for one year, during which time the Government of Canada has the option to abandon them or implement new laws.

Working through churches, Foodgrains Bank’s crisis response is nimble

With half of Syria’s population of 22.4 million now food insecure and one-third Syrians in need of urgent assistance, the World Food Program of the United Nations is making an urgent appeal for help.




A meeting of missional minds

MB Mission Eastern Canada moved into Kitchener’s new hub of Anabaptist activity. Mennonite Central Committee Ontario’s new, environmentally sustainable building at 50 Kent houses not only MCC and their thrift store, but also local partner organizations




Promontory expands ministry – again

A young Chilliwack, B.C., church that launched a second campus just two years ago is expanding again, this time to take over more of the building it already owns.

Life & Faith

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…

The city from God’s perspective

Friday, October 12, 2001

Scripture has been read from a rural or small town perspective by many (including myself) who have then questioned God’s creative purposes in the city. The Mennonite Church…

An evangelism strategy for high-rise apartment dwellers

Friday, October 12, 2001

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gave what is now known as the Great Commission. In obedience to that Commission, Christians throughout the ages have been making disciples of all…

When Jesus Disagrees

Friday, August 3, 2001

How would we react if, after sharing thoughts with Jesus (believing that would agree with our ideas), we came to realize that He actually disagreed with our thinking?…

Messiah and mental health

Friday, March 2, 2001

I sat with my pen poised over the paper, ready to record every drop of wisdom which was about to flow from the mouth of my professor. I…

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