BFL: Report on study conference

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Why do Mennonite Brethren hold study conferences? It is because Christians are called to be united. This unity comes from our rootedness in Christ. The work of the…

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Single, together, and rooted in Scripture

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The kaleidoscope of constituent perspectives at the board of faith and life’s (BFL) “God, Sex and Church: A Theology of Healthy Sexuality” suggested a subject for the next study conference: hermeneutics.

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Study conference coverage

Friday, October 23, 2015

Citizen bloggers have been reporting on plenaries, workshops and the Bible study at study conference “God, Sex and Church.” Check out their work on the study conference blog….

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Study conference 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

“God, sex and the church: a theology of human sexuality” BFL study conference 2015 *See also CCMBC special meeting 9:00-5:00 SPEAKERS Bruxy Cavey is the author of best-selling…

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In search of sexual purity

Friday, October 16, 2015

The men’s prayer meeting had barely begun when he lay his head on the table and said, “I just can’t win over pornography.” I now know that many…

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A journey toward wholeness

Thursday, October 1, 2015

I am a Christ follower who has been a member of a MB church since my teens. I love the church, yet in my youth, its pastoral approach toward…

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Desire for intimacy at heart of Song of Songs

Thursday, October 1, 2015

When Christina Bucher teaches Song of Songs, her students at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College always ask: “Is this couple married? How far do they go sexually?” But the author…

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What does it mean to honour God?

Thursday, October 1, 2015

What does it mean to honour God? As fall blows into the calendar, the Canadian economy is officially in recession. ISIS continues to traumatize hundreds of thousands of…

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Pastors: point people to Jesus

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

BC’s pastors have been urged to see same sex attracted persons as individuals, worthy of individual respect, not condemnation. A well attended B.C. “Pastors’ Equipping Session” heard a…

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Board of faith and life report, fall 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

WINNIPEG “Good things are happening in the conference,” says Ingrid Reichard, vice chair of the Board of faith and life, affirming “harmonious engagement at BFL and with the…

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One-man play calls audience to hear another story

Friday, November 7, 2014

WINNIPEG Can fiction create a conversation where study has led only to argument? Some 20 MB and Mennonite church members sponsoring a presentation of Ted Swartz’s play on…

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The wonder of gendered uniqueness

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fully Alive: A Biblical Vision of Gender That Frees Men and Women to Live Beyond Stereotypes       Larry Crabb Baker Book House What do the terms…

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Pastoral letter from the Board of Faith and Life

Sunday, June 1, 2014

In October 2013, the Canadian MB Conference gathered in Edmonton for a Study Conference on human sexuality. These were days of teaching, dialogue, worship, prayer, reflection, telling and…

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It’s a new day

Sunday, September 1, 2013

“This is a kairos moment!” We’re rather fond of this phrase in evangelical circles. Kairos is a Greek word meaning “right” or “opportune.” When we use the term, we’re saying the moment is God-ordained, special. It carries more weight than regular, chronological time.

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Moving beyond “The Talk”

Sunday, September 1, 2013

As my son and daughter enter puberty, I am urgently aware of the negative messages about sexuality they receive daily, so I polled a variety of pastors, parents, and counsellors for their wisdom on how to grow my children into sexually healthy followers of Jesus.

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