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Church anniversary – Jesus Network

The Jesus Network began Apr. 21, 2007, as a collaboration between Leaside Bible Chapel, the Salvation Army and the Mennonite Brethren Board of Church Extension in Ontario. It…

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Plant small?

Is church planting only for large churches? North America is mesmerized by a mindset of bigger and better, influencing congregations to think only large churches can reproduce. In…

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Redeeming refugee stories

Johann Matthies, MB Mission Europa director, told his story at the ICOMB consultation in Thailand, Mar. 7–11, 2017. I was born in the Soviet Union in an area…

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Can beauty grow out of ashes?

A journalist, who was exploring this concept, called to ask me, “Can you thank God for the good things that have come out of the murder of your…

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What’s new in aging: six 21st-century themes

The BBC used to produce a weekly situation comedy called Waiting for God. It wasn’t about faith or theology; it was about retirement home residents awaiting the end…

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Good advice for the third ⅓

An annotated bibliography Renowned Mennonite Brethren author Katie Funk Wiebe wrote six chapters and acted as editor of a notable compendium, Life after Fifty: A Positive Look at…

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A covering of love

The Passing Quilt at Menno Place Chaplains and spiritual care volunteers at Menno Place share vigil with those who are dying alone. They have initiated the Passing Quilt…

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God guides along a twisting path

It takes many steps to join two lives from Canada and Guatemala in God’s service. As Kim and Jon Pelen of Cedar Park MB Church (Ladner, B.C.) learned, those steps often include difficult, but wonderful, surprises.

Life & Faith

A Community Psalm

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Community Psalm worship the Lord, honour him in word, deed and community; honour too your siblings, and welcome all into your home. you are my alpha and…

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…

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