What’s your protestimony?

Monday, May 1, 2017

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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A heart for Canada

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At Canada’s sesquicentennial anniversary, Statistics Canada projects that the nation which has come to pride itself on ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity will be increasingly characterized by those…

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Through up or down, God is in it all

Sunday, January 1, 2017

It was a difficult year. On the cultural front, 2016 saw the loss of several artists who spoke to North American cultural consciences. Amid rapid change, we feel…

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A church for all nations

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It was a deadly summer. Senseless terror attacks in civilian spaces in Europe and racialized police violence in North American assaulted the human spirit every time we turned on…

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We need to talk

Friday, July 1, 2016

We need to talk, James Toews urges in his letter on page 5. I think he’s on to something. More specifically, we need to listen – to those…

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What can we do?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Most of us hadn’t given much thought to Syria. In fact, before 2011, if we heard the name through our relief and development agency Mennonite Central Committee, it…

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Eat, heal, tell

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

I walked away from a conference on evangelism feeling encouraged. Frankly, that was unexpected. I tend to associate the subject with feelings of guilt and inadequacy. Instead, ReNew,…

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Restack the boxes

Friday, January 1, 2016

Have you seen the picture? Two simple drawings of three children watching a baseball game. One image is labelled “equality,” the other “justice.” It took me a moment…

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His light for our darkness

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

In the scope of history, there was nothing new about the shift in government this past October. Routinely, Canadians tire of Conservative austerity, welcoming Liberal prodigality with a…

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A journey through the land of communication

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I harbour a secret love for the railway. Back in my seminary days, I travelled from B.C. to California via rail several times. It’s a journey that awakens…

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What is truth?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On June 2, I joined more than 250 people at the University of Winnipeg to watch a livestream of the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event, as the commissioners released their findings on Canada’s Indian residential school system.

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The God-bearing life…of a magazine

Monday, June 1, 2015

I remember the call like it was yesterday. Cam Rowland was on the phone, offering me a job as editor of the MB Herald. That call meant a career…

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Stories that move

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Fittingly for a Canadian story, Randy Klassen observes, it began with hockey. Bethany College mission instructor Trever Godard took a group of second-year students to the Olympics in…

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The ups and downs of Bible reading

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I cringe at the thought of underlining passages in my Bible. In part, as a faithful English student, I hold a certain reverence for all print material. I regard…

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Jaded or joyful givers?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The fabled tooth fairy has yet to make an appearance at our house. When my daughter lost her first tooth last fall, she vehemently refused to put it…

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