8 advantages of a mobile mindset

Aug 31, 2017 by

I’ve always envied those who’ve lived in the same area their whole life. Their family is nearby; their friends know all their childhood secrets and family idiosyncrasies; their future appears more stable;...

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Gelassenheit: A spiritual journey

Jun 23, 2017 by

My brother-in-law recently showed some footage of a family gathering in Switzerland many years ago. In the video, I was on a reclining lawn chair, trying to be oblivious to what was going on around me. My two...

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Fostering faith beyond Sunday school

Feb 21, 2017 by

Nurturing and building Christian foundations is paramount for being able to create a long-lasting successful spiritual walk once a child hits adulthood. Yet too many parents fail to see the importance of...

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You are what you love

Sep 12, 2016 by

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,” Jesus said (Matt. 6:21). In the book You Are What You Love, James K.A. Smith argues that we humans are not merely minds with bodies attached for...

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Gifts of weakness

Mar 16, 2016 by

2 Cor. 12:5-10 I have prayed for strength many, many times in my life. Before difficult conversations. In the midst of painful decisions. Every morning as I contemplate the insurmountable three steps between...

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Where does spiritual formation really happen?

Jul 9, 2015 by

Spiritual formation is defined as an intentional Christian practice with the goal to develop a spiritual maturity that leads to Christ-likeness. The term brings to mind Christian spiritual practices like...

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The biggest obstacle to spiritual formation

Jan 29, 2015 by

I’ve spoken at a quite a few churches over the last few years and have had even more conversations with ministers and pastors at churches. Most of these conversations have been about hospitality, about...

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The world doesn’t need the early church

Dec 8, 2014 by

If only we could return to the early church, then we’d have it made. This statement, in one form or another, is one that I hear fairly regularly. The sentiment is nice, but it’s just not a notion that I...

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Canadian MBs hope to multiply

Jul 21, 2014 by

The Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches focused on multiplying congregations across Canada during its biennial conference June 11-14 in Vancouver, B.C. Meeting under the theme “Multiplying for...

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