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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…

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Newer is not always better

The Intolerance of Tolerance
Author: D.A. Carson
The last thing any good Canadian wants to be accused of is intolerance….

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Anarchist anticipates reign of God

The Unkingdom of God: Embracing the Subversive Power of Repentance
Author: Mark Van Steenwyk
Is it possible the church in North America has gotten off track and embraced “the American dream” …

Local partnerships guide MCC disaster response

After Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines in early November, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) turned to the local community to guide its response.

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4 churches host smashing event for teens

On Oct. 25, River East Mennonite Brethren Church partnered with Jubilee Mennonite Church, Douglas Mennonite Church, and Kilcona Park Alliance Church to host this event that saw more than 80 teens participate.

Life & Faith

Community: Defining a “simple” word

Friday, March 17, 2000

Last fall, I had the privilege of taking a graduate class in theology at our local seminary. The class was comprised of believers from various evangelical traditions. We…

The explosion of horizons

Friday, February 4, 2000

A case study on leadership I was recently asked to give a short devotional on the issue of leadership in the Old Testament. (This was in the context…

A dysfunctional Biblical family

Friday, October 8, 1999

The book of Genesis provides a unique opportunity to see a family system in operation over several generations. The story of Jacob’s family covers Genesis 25: 19–35:29, and…

Looking back

Friday, October 8, 1999

“Children obey your parents…. Honour your father and mother” (Ephesians 6:1–2). It is such a simple instruction in such a complicated world. We know what it means, and…

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…

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