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Hoping to rediscover the call of God’s kingdom on their lives, some 100 people gathered at Dalhousie MB Church, Calgary, Mar. 15–16, for the annual convention of the Alberta conference (ABMB). By the end of the weekend, the province had agreed to collaborate more intentionally with the national conference, and to outsource most of its services, resourcing, and even budget to the Canadian conference, in order to see God’s kingdom come in Alberta.
Fellowshipping around tables in Borden’s (Sask.) community centre (meeting place of Riverbend [MB] Fellowship), the Saskatchewan MB (SKMB) convention feels like a family reunion – and like many such gatherings, it was not without difference of opinion as the executive presented an ambitious budget and structural changes.
Having recently heard Robert Gagnon speak at a theological conference, what surprised me about his book was not the position he took (for I knew the direction of his argument), but the size and scope of his book. It is both impressive and daunting….