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October Transitions 2013

Ken Stoesz began as pastor at Elmwood MB Church Aug. 1, 2013. He previously served 9 years with Nassau Street Church (formerly Gospel Mennonite), Winnipeg, as associate pastor…

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Invest without spending a cent

Bethany College program partners students with supporters for prayer  A necessary component of Bethany’s vision to make disciples as Jesus asked us to do is nurture through prayer, says…

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Created to do good

Ephesians 2:8–10  Recently, a story circulated on Facebook about pastor Steepek who allegedly went to his new church dressed as a homeless man. It told how everyone was unwelcoming…

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Old Order Mennonites in talks to recover children

The former executive director of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Manitoba say adults from an Old Order Mennonite group whose children were seized when assault charges were laid against 13 adults in the community love their children and are open to learning new methods of discipline.

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On the care and feeding of charities

A Guide to Governing Charities
Author: Ted Hull
“Charities are not entirely unlike owning a dog.” With a little editorial help Hull’s thesis statement could have avoided the double negative, but he does bring his point home: “There are stark similarities between the breeding, birth, and ongoing health of a family dog and looking after a registered charity.”

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“You do not belong to yourself”

I’m sure the presentations, workshops, and hallway discussions generated at this month’s study conference on human sexuality will be multiplied through many more conversations over the coming months….

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Global mission lives behind the next door

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission by: J.D. Payne
For too long, much of the North American church has held the misconception that mission is all about travelling to the remote regions of the world – and that’s the only way to reach every people group with the grace and truth of Jesus.

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The hard work of gratitude

It’s so easy to complain. Last January, as I sat in Phoenix, Ariz., away from the damp B.C. coast, I had an opportunity to rest, read, and write….

Life & Faith

A pig for a pig

Friday, September 27, 1996

She was my elderly Sunday school teacher. She said the story, about a young boy growing up with a father who believed in peace, was true, and I…

Epiphany: the story of two kings

Friday, December 22, 1995

In the Western world, as early as the fourth century, Epiphany was celebrated in the church. Epiphany commemorates the visit of the Magi (Wise Men) to the Christ…

Salome Hiebert: Ministry within community

Friday, April 20, 1990

Salome Hiebert and I meet for an interview on a Friday in mid-March, the day that a late Manitoba winter storm is blowing itself to a conclusion. It…

Telling the story to adults

Friday, March 11, 1983

About Third Story: Thirteen programs for television produced by Mennonite Brethren Communications, Winnipeg.

Church membership – option or obligation?

Friday, April 14, 1978

Leland Harder on the importance of church membership within the Mennonite Brethren Conference (see Anabaptists Four Centuries Later, pages 69-73) indicates that 27% of the people surveyed do…

What has happened to Pentecost?

Friday, May 19, 1972

PENTECOST SUNDAY is the day which commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first disciples of Jesus. It recalls the founding of the Christian Church ….

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