Pray for Steve!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Do you know the man pictured here? I hope so – even if you don’t know him personally. Steve Berg is the leader of your national church –…

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Mission is our prayer

Monday, May 1, 2017

As I looked upon the 230 people from at least 35 countries (and more cultures) who attended the ICOMB consultation on mission and prayer, I was excited and hopeful about what God wanted to say to us. But I also had a burden about a few things. Both elements were active in my presentation.

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Who is my neighbour?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Who is my neighbour? I met my twin in Germany in 2012. His name is David Wiebe. I was struck by the similarity of our physiques. But unlike…

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Winds of the Spirit in Brazil

Sunday, January 1, 2017

  Winds of the Spirit in Brazil “The pulpit is no longer central to church life and outreach. We now serve and help the community as the foundation…

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Proxy war and broken peace

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Angola as a case study I felt the burn rising in my head. “You mean to say the civil war in Angola was really a proxy war between…

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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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Voyage into the Unknown

Friday, January 1, 2016

“That’s impossible! It must be photoshopped,” I said as I looked at an amazing picture in Sagres, Portugal.

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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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Father to gang members

Monday, June 1, 2015

It was September 2013. We were visiting El Progreso, a church plant by the Mennonite Brethren conference of Colombia in partnership with MCC. It’s located in Cazucá…

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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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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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