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January/February 2017

Contents of the January/February 2017 issue.

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Hopeful sermons rooted in real life

Still Daring to Hope John Regehr CMU Press What is the subject? Still Daring to Hope is a collection of 20 sermons on a variety of biblical texts,…

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USMB, MB Mission and C2C form Memo of Understanding

The USMB Leadership Board is very pleased to announce that we have an agreeable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between USMB, MB Mission and C2C Network (a division of…

Unity in the global family

We seek a partnership that is rooted in profound mutual love, ordered around mutual submission and that participates in economic sharing unfettered by ugly paternalism or unhealthy dependency not only as a gospel demonstration of our unity in Christ, but also for the sake of the mission of God in all the world.

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Board appoints interim executive director

The Executive Board of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches announced Jan. 15, 2017, Steve Berg appointed interim executive director effective Feb. 1, 2017.

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Project and archival grants awarded

Stephanie Chase, Abe J. Dueck, Zacharie Leclair and Conrad Stoesz are the 2016 recipients of the Mennonite Brethren Historical Commission’s MB studies project grants.

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Come, Holy Spirit

“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…

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The Holy Spirit living in us

  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…

Life & Faith

Not in vain

Thursday, September 1, 2016

On a rainy day some years ago when I was working as a youth pastor, I drove 30 minutes to a high school in a neighbouring city to meet a student for lunch. I parked out front and waited in the same spot we had met several times before. The lunch bell rang students and started to stream out of the school – everyone, it seemed, except for my appointment.

11 questions to grow disciple-making churches

Thursday, September 1, 2016

MinistryLift’s Strategic Pathway for Discipleship 1 Prayer permeates disciple-making churches. How can we grow a culture of prayer – in which God works deeply in peoples’ lives? 2…

God, Sex, Me & You

Friday, July 1, 2016

  I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

Friday, July 1, 2016

The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

Doing theology as a spiritual practice

Friday, July 1, 2016

Re-engaging ordination Recently, I’ve been hearing Mennonite Brethren use the word “theology” more than they used to. With few Canadian Christians reading the Bible, perhaps some use theological…

Pewter angels and painted saints

Friday, July 1, 2016

Someone at church gave me a little pewter baby angel with eyes closed, hands folded, bare feet sticking out the bottom of its robe. “Oh, no,” I protested,…

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