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Grant applications open

The Historical Commission of the U.S. and Canadian Mennonite Brethren Churches again offer two funded initiatives in 2014.

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Currently on Screen

The Gift is a short film about end-of-life experience. Produced by the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, The Gift is designed for use in church congregations…

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Hands across the globe: Angola

Each month in 2014, we’ll highlight an ICOMB partner. Support our brothers and sisters around the world by learning about and praying for them.

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Artist moves to rhythms of grace

Painting created during worship service blesses family “I love how something that I’m doing on stage through worship is able to connect with someone watching,” says Cyndi Koshowski. “It…

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Letters January 2014

The great omission Re “The converted life” (Features, October). From my own experience and observation, Phil Wagler’s assessment rings true: the fully converted life is neither offered to…

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Holiday giving hangover

In the cold light of January, after the glut of Christmas magnanimity toward family, friends and strangers, it’s good to reflect on the scope and impact of our…

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Church Anniversaries

Fort Garry MB Church, Winnipeg, celebrated 50 years Nov. 8–10, 2013, with a casual reception, banquet, and celebration service featuring former pastor Dan Unrau as guest speaker. A…

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The New Math

Teach us to number our days That we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12   Construct a calendar of grace, Genesis days and moon-marked months. Make…

Life & Faith

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…

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…

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