Dec
16

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Scholarship recipient gifted to serve

As son of the founding pastor, Moisés Mente has been involved in Igreja Evangélica Irmãos Menonitas da Amadora (Amadora Evangelical MB Church) since it began, but he’s still learning. “Bible school has offered me the basic tools to perform effective ministry, always grounded in Scripture,” says the young pastor.

Dec
13

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Cultivating compassion in children

It’s Hard Not to Stare
Author: Tim Huff
When you meet someone with a disability, what do you see? Do you see a wheelchair? A white cane? A person who can’t speak or play well? Tim Huff helps readers understand their own responses…

Dec
11

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Worship for the French universe

Matthieu Nantel had composed three verses to a worship song, but a chorus wasn’t coming together. Fellow church music team member Mélodie Després had written a chorus, but didn’t have any verses. Over the next year, the two musicians married their lyrics, ther talents – and each other.

MCC Canada sponsors refugees from Syria

All Hanan Talabeh can do for her family in Syria is wait. Wait at home in Ottawa while the Canadian government processes her family’s refugee application. Wait, and hope that her sister-in-law and her three children are approved faster than the 18 months applicants are told to expect.

Dec
9

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Joining with God at work

What does it mean for the church to be missional within a post-Christian context? How can the church become a concrete and visible manifestation of the kingdom of God in the world? And what kinds of practices can empower us to do this?

Dec
1

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CCMBC’s annual general meeting heralds a new era in financial stewardship

This year’s annual general meeting (during the study conference in Edmonton) began with an update on the Canadian conference’s national ministry review by executive director Willy Reimer, including…

Dec
1

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Home for Christmas

A meditation on loss and hope  Eight-and-a-half years ago, our family was dealt the heaviest of blows, one that still weighs on our hearts. Our beloved daughter Heather…

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1

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The hands and feet of Jesus

“Oh my God! Oh my God!” gushed Sister Sophia, meeting us as we disembarked the bus. The nun in her sky-blue habit wasn’t taking God’s name in vain…

Life & Faith

The Story of the Great King

Friday, December 1, 2000

Once upon a time there was a Great King who ruled over a vast domain. His power and authority stretched from one of the earth to the other….

Anabaptist church ordinances

Friday, September 8, 2000

The Anabaptists*, like other church reformers in the 16th century, wanted to base their reforms entirely on the Word of God. On the basis of their study of…

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…

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