The world is watching

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  The world is watching Do you have a love-hate relationship with anticipation? It is often exciting to wait for a birthday package to arrive in the mail…

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Life together at CMU

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mennonite Brethren and Mennonite Church faculty reflect on life together at Canadian Mennonite University: “A community of people working together at a common project”

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Leaders improve their serve with L2L coaches

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Pete’s story By the time I turned 45, I felt like I was driving with cruise-control. My marriage was stable, my church appreciated my leadership as associate pastor….

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When God evicts you from one house, he opens another

Sunday, July 5, 2015

When Dennis and Mistin Wilkinson moved to Vancouver’s West End to plant Meta Community five years ago, they knew finding their family of six a place to live…

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Healing Art

Friday, November 1, 2013

As a fourth-year art and design major at Trinity Western University, and exhibition and public activities manager at The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford, B.C., Diana Hiebert is both exploring her own creative ability and empowering community artists to do the same. She participated in last year’s Sand and Polish: Making Things New exhibition, organized by Artisan Church in the Vancouver Public Library’s Moat gallery, and is currently working toward her graduation exhibition at TWU.

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The aerodynamics of community

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

I had a second flat tire. It was the first day of an awareness-raising bike ride in Honduras on a Mennonite Central Committee learning tour. David (pronounced Da-veed), the…

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Trees and streams

Friday, June 1, 2012

I’ve never worked on a farm or in agriculture, but I know the key principle of the industry: everything needs water to grow. Very little thrives without it – plants, trees, even humans.

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Community ministry has church bustling with activity

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Visiting Jubilee Mennonite Church on a Thursday evening, one discovers a flurry of activity – youths waiting to be shepherded into vehicles for an evening at Birds Hill Park, young adults putting up a new basketball hoop, adults working in garden plots, young children playing in the yard and basement – but Anna Marie Geddert, director of community ministry at Jubilee Mennonite Church (a member of both Mennonite Church Canada and the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches), has it all under control.

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One message, many voices

Sunday, May 1, 2011

In Mennonite Brethren circles, we often talk about community hermeneutics, and affirm it as the primary way of reading and understanding the Bible. Yet most Sunday mornings, one person stands up and tells everyone else what a certain text means. Is there another way?

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Work ahead!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

As Mennonite Brethren, we say we are people of the Book. If this is true, some natural questions ought to come to our minds. Questions like “Who gets to interpret the text and with what tools?” and “How do we discern if our interpretation is correct?” or “What happens when there is a divergence of opinion?”

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Alone among believers

Sunday, May 1, 2011

“We promise to uphold you, walk alongside you, to pray for you, and to accept you into the family of God.”

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Reviving a community Spirit

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Are we no longer communities of the Spirit?

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Gathering around the Word to listen to the Spirit

Sunday, May 1, 2011

How do we collectively discern the Spirit’s direction when faced with new issues, difficult decisions, or conflicting opinions?

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Should Christians own sport utility vehicles?

Friday, February 1, 2008

In our materialistic culture where ethics has become an individual’s private affair, it’s high time decisions regarding our material possessions  become more prominent in our Christian communities. One…

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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…

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