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Love and Joy in the Spirit

“It’s all about love.” This was the message of PK, one of the leaders of the work among the Khmu, on the final night of The Church on…

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Get to know interim executive director Steve Berg

Where did you grow up? Trochu, Alta. What jobs have you have held? I worked the night shift in a shop that built gravel truck boxes – I…

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Article 2: Revelation of God

What does Mennonite Brethren theology have in common with that of other Christian denominations? And what are the distinctive emphases of Mennonite Brethren theology? Our Confession of Faith…

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Mission is our prayer

As I looked upon the 230 people from at least 35 countries (and more cultures) who attended the ICOMB consultation on mission and prayer, I was excited and hopeful about what God wanted to say to us. But I also had a burden about a few things. Both elements were active in my presentation.

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What’s your protestimony?

I learned a new word recently: protestimony – a made-up coinage that tickles my fancy. It combines protest and testimony: the act of giving witness to our faith…

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The inescapable call of global mission

The inescapable call of global mission Have you ever felt that you were a part of something big? Maybe you were part of a national political movement. Maybe…

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Memory from MAID – May June

  space  space Circa 1973, Helen Goertzen plays accordion and Decilo Guevarra plays guitar as Christians worship and sing together. Photo from the Herta J. Voth collection.  space…

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A culture of mutual trust and respect

“Say what you want people to hear out front. People will remember that.” I learned this basic principle of good communication many years ago. And, ironically, this column…

Life & Faith

Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

How beautiful are the feet

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A tale of two slippers over three-and-a-half-decades of ministry A pair of slippers crafted from fine leather, we caught the eye of a Canadian couple visiting relatives in…

Spreading hope with Southridge Jam Company

Friday, February 24, 2017

For its 12-year history, Southridge Shelter at Southridge Community Church (St. Catharines, Ont.) has helped people get themselves out of a jam; now the ministry is also getting…

Come, Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 1, 2017

“Honey, let me hold your baby.” My husband Dave and I were happily sitting in a pew at Cariboo Bethel Church, Williams Lake, B.C., when this woman offered…

The Holy Spirit living in us

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  When you hear the words, Holy Spirit, what’s your first thought or emotion? Are you filled with excitement and hope? Do you have a sense of fear…

Telling the story of Jesus

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Have you ever witnessed an amazing athletic feat? Were you there when a celebrity came to town? There is something exciting about “being there when it happened,” isn’t there?

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