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    God, Sex, Me & You

    Friday, July 1, 2016

      I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

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    How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

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    Doing theology as a spiritual practice

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Re-engaging ordination Recently, I’ve been hearing Mennonite Brethren use the word “theology” more than they used to. With few Canadian Christians reading the Bible, perhaps some use theological…

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    Why multiply?

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Fours years ago, Anthony Delaney and his leadership team had a bold building plan in place. However, they had a prayerful wrestle and decided a different path was…

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On the sea, in a home, along the path

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Discipleship is a buzzword in our church culture. We see what Jesus did for Matthew the tax collector, or what Paul did for Timothy, and we know that…

Supporting children through a drought

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It’s time for lunch at Remember the Poorest Community School, about 100 kilometres south of Addis Ababa. Students are digging into the pasta and buns on their plates.

Aug
26

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Hot topic in the archives

Archival intern Andrew Brown, deep in documentation.

“In the news today, we often hear about migration and refugees as a crisis or a matter of national security [for the host country],” says Andrew Brown, the 2016 Centre for Mennonite Brethren Studies archival intern.

Aug
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PCO graduates receive certificates and blessing

After interacting with provincial conference ministers, professors from MB Biblical Seminary and Columbia Bible College and leaders from CCMBC ministries like L2L and the C2C Network over June 14–16, 2016, Pastors Credentialing Orientation graduates received communion and prayers of blessing and commissioning.

Mentoring deepens faith, turns strangers into friends

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“Women spend so much of themselves on behalf of others; it is very appealing to have someone else invest solely in them,” says Katie Thiessen, women’s mentorship ministry…

Aug
20

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Places – and personalities – for prayer

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An Insider’s Guide to Praying for the World
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Over the past few years, I have observed a growing desire to pray for global mission. It is exciting to see God’s people respond to the call to pray for people and countries that have little or no expression of Christianity.

Aug
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Gathering 2016 business report

Gathering 2016

Oxygen for ministry A collegial spirit permeated Gathering 2016, the biennial convention of the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches in Toronto July 6–9, 2016, where the 136…

Coaching helps young moms get on their feet

Hannah House executive director Cheryl Plett. Photo credit Drew Unruh, Made By Frame

“To create independence, not codependence – as we’re trying to do at Hannah House – coaching is a tool that helps young mothers self-evaluate, with someone to hold…

Life & Faith

MB-Herald-God_Sex_MeandYou-featureimage

God, Sex, Me & You

Friday, July 1, 2016

  I like preaching about sex and money because I know people are listening. These days, I get the same reaction to both topics: How dare the church…

MB-Herald---LGBTQ-image

How to talk to kids about LGBTQ

Friday, July 1, 2016

The “birds and the bees” talk is a thing of the past – or it should be. Now, more than ever, children need honest conversations about sexuality to…

Feature-ordination-MBHerald

Doing theology as a spiritual practice

Friday, July 1, 2016

Re-engaging ordination Recently, I’ve been hearing Mennonite Brethren use the word “theology” more than they used to. With few Canadian Christians reading the Bible, perhaps some use theological…

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Pewter angels and painted saints

Friday, July 1, 2016

Someone at church gave me a little pewter baby angel with eyes closed, hands folded, bare feet sticking out the bottom of its robe. “Oh, no,” I protested,…

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Memories from MAID

Friday, July 1, 2016

A green convention /// /// Men and women wash dishes at the 1963 annual convention of the Canadian Conference of MB Churches in Herbert, Sask., while delegates take…

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Why multiply?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fours years ago, Anthony Delaney and his leadership team had a bold building plan in place. However, they had a prayerful wrestle and decided a different path was…

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