What it means to be family

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A Canadian joins a Khmu service in the U.S. “Can I help you? Who are you?” The song leader interrupted the flow of the worship service to address…

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ICOMB summit 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New leader appointed to international body for strengthening the church At the crossroads of the Americas, ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) gathered its members for teaching, decision…

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Culture Pearls

Friday, July 1, 2016

A few gems from a visit to India “You’ll be speaking at our flag raising ceremony on Republic Day,” said I.P. Asheervadam, principal of MB Centenary Bible College,…

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Faithfulness and hospitality after upheaval

Sunday, May 1, 2016

A story from Peru “Well, Dave, how brave are you? Are you going to try it?” My friend and colleague, José Arrais, leader of Associação dos Irmãos Menonitas…

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Curriculum “christening” in Congo

Monday, April 25, 2016

In March 2016, the MB church in DR Congo released a K–12 curriculum on Christian ethics from an Anabaptist perspective, launched with dedication events in Kinshasa and Kikwit….

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Singing and dancing with a water can

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Performative worship songs in Angola teach Bible truth “Why is that woman carrying a huge water can on her head?” I thought to myself. “Why are people putting…

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The gifts we didn’t know we needed

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world, ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith. “Do you think you can stay together?” Seven…

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Naked Anabaptists

Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”

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Mennonite Brethren leaders meet

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Representatives from 21 of the 22 national Mennonite Brethren conferences from around the globe met for the International Community of Mennonite Brethren (ICOMB) annual summit held July 26–29, 2015, at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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Deep and wide: manual for mission from everywhere to everywhere

Thursday, July 9, 2015

“It’s a new day in global mission,” says Victor Wiens, mission capacity building coordinator for MB Mission. “There’s a whole new pool of workers from the Global South…

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Women of valour in DR Congo

Friday, May 1, 2015

How do they do that? Several women were holding an aluminum pot they had made for sale in the local markets. I thought such things were only available from retail stores, bought from factories. Apparently not.

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The power of the Cross(es)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The first time I visited Lithuania, pastor Valdas picked me up from the Šiauliai (pronounced “show-lie”) train station and asked, “You want to see something unique? We have a little time before our meeting.”

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A theology of presence in Ukraine

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What can a church in Fresno, Cal., do to respond to suffering in Ukraine? In December 2014, the Warm Churches project was born out of conversations between pastor Fred Leonard of Mountain View Community Church and MB Mission Europe leader Johann Matthies. Matthies mobilized German and North American churches to help the eight ICOMB churches in Ukraine who were in desperate need.

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The man in the soup bowl

Sunday, March 1, 2015

St. Patrick established Christianity in Ireland in the early fifth century by returning to the land of his enemies to bring the gospel, and suffering persecution and deprivation. Tradition holds that he died Mar. 17, 460 AD, now known as St. Patrick’s Day.

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Valentines from Panama

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Drawing from his travels to visit MB churches around the world, ICOMB executive director David Wiebe offers insights on faith A church in the rainforest We sat in…

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