I was chagrined to discover that many MBs seemed to define family not theologically, as I did, but biologically and culturally. This did not seem right to me.
In the final installment of this series, my intent is to carefully distinguish Christian patience from merely acting slowly. While
haste is often reckless and even dangerous, Christians are called to an urgent patience that expresses trust in God and seeks to embody patience at a faithful pace, which sometimes calls for waiting and other times for quick (not unnecessarily hasty) action that is itself shaped by patience.
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‘Safety’ labels, Indiana Jones and wisdom
There seems to be a definite dearth of common sense among homo sapiens. Humour aside, we face a very serious and expanding problem among us, a lack of wisdom. My seminary professor Tremper Longman III said that wisdom is a knowing how – that is, knowing how to navigate life.
As we begin, full disclosure: although a Mennonite Brethren pastor, by spiritual birthright I am very much a Pentecostal. By this, I mean that I was raised in the Pentecostal church, was born-again and baptized in the Pentecostal church, had powerful encounters with the Holy Spirit in the Pentecostal church, went to Pentecostal bible college, and pastored in Pentecostal churches for thirteen years. This was my world until seven years ago when the Lord led me to leave behind the Pentecostals and join the Mennonite Brethren.
Following Jesus requires more than intention—it demands direction. And it’s typically easier to stay the course when you have others travelling beside you and everyone can see the intended destination.
A conversation between two Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary professors about why and how Scripture is read in worship services. Lynn Jost is professor and program director for Old Testament…
From Good Friday to Easter For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he…
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Article 18 – Le triomphe ultime de Jésus-Christ
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Article 18 of the MB Confession of Faith looks at Christ’s Final Triumph. This item of the Confession bears witness to both hope and warning: hope for the believer looking forward to being with Jesus in glory and warning for all others that life apart from Jesus awaits.
John 1:19–34 When was your last adventure in the wilderness and what was your best moment? Three days into a trip on the waters of Northern Saskatchewan, I peer over…
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Article 17: Christianity and Other Faiths
A reflection on Christianity and Other Faiths in the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith rightly begins with an emphasis on the God whom Christians worship.
Une réflexion sur le christianisme et les autres religions dans la Confession de foi des frères mennonites commence, de préférence, par la considération du Dieu que les chrétiens adorent. Un…
Article 16 of our Confession of Faith reminds me that our labour, our leisure, and a day of rest and worship are complementary gifts from our gracious Father.
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