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Why C.S. Lewis lives on 50 years after his death

What do Tom Phillips, head of the multinational company that produced the Patriot missile; Charles Colson, Richard Nixon’s “hatchet man”who spent time in prison for the Watergate cover-up;…

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Six lessons from Acts

Christians seem to have a love-hate relationship with conflict. We love to disagree (note: there are approximately 33,000 denominations in the world), yet we often feel bad about engaging in conflict. It somehow feels dirty…

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Banyan trees and banana trees

“Nothing grows under a banyan tree.” This South Indian proverb speaks of leadership styles. The banyan is a great tree. It spreads its branches, drops aerial roots, develops secondary trunks, and covers the land. A full-grown banyan may cover more than an acre of land. Birds, animals, and humans find shelter under its shade.

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Letters November 2013

Re “Will you officiate our wedding?” (Features, September), “It’s a new day” (Editorial, September), Human sexuality: Honouring God with the body (September), “Why don’t young adults go to church?” (Viewpoint, August), “Film’s mockery belittles theology” (Crosscurrents, September) & “Film on hot topic questions actions arising from belief” (Crosscurrents, July), “Does the church need Superman?” (Crosscurrents, August)

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Pray for peace

We lament the horrendous and inhumane atrocities, reports of which fill our newspapers and dominate our television screens. It is not difficult to imagine Jesus weeping today as he did in Luke 19:41–42. The world is not the way it was meant to be. At Jesus’ birth, the angels proclaimed “peace on earth” (Luke 2:14). Through Jesus, God calls the church to be God’s co-workers in the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18–19).

“Let’s give them cookies!”

I consider peace and nonviolence a central part of what it means to follow the way of Jesus. I don’t hold this belief lightly, and I realize how complex…

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Conference news: C2C appointments

New C2C Network national associate director appointed & C2C Network Manitoba regional director named

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Helping the helpers

When Average Joe’s life blows up, he talks to pastor Jake, but when pastor Jake needs help, where does he go? Founded to provide support, counselling, and healing for pastors, missionaries, and leaders, Oasis Retreats is an inter-denominational organization based in Abbotsford, B.C. Since its beginning in 1999, Oasis has helped more than a thousand Christian leaders representing 62 denominations and agencies from all 10 provinces, some 20 states, and 32 other countries.

Life & Faith

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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