$1 million award gives pastor clear vision

Sep 10, 2018 by and

Greg Wiens was a Mennonite Brethren pastor for 21 years, but since winning a $1 million award he has transitioned into full-time ministry of another kind — restoring clear vision in developing nations by...

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Bible: We have a confession to make

Jan 15, 2018 by

The language of confession is both under- and overused at present, in different ways. On the one hand, in church settings most of us practice confession in a corporate manner, speaking in unison our...

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Conservative Conference seeks clearer definition

May 8, 2017 by and

When people hear the word “conservative,” what do they think? It’s a question confronting Conservative Mennonite Conference as society becomes more polarized politically and denominations fracture and...

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Why are so few U.S. churches named after John the Baptist?

Dec 9, 2016 by

According to our local phone directory, there are numerous churches with names of spiritual greats, Saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John; Saints Michael, Andrew, James and Stephen; and the Saints Peter, Paul...

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The Emmaus scenario

Nov 7, 2016 by

When two travelers failed to recognize Jesus on the road to Emmaus, Jesus put their blurred vision to good use. As recorded in Luke 24, he kept his identity to himself as he taught Cleopas and a companion...

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A model for missions

Sep 6, 2016 by

In Nik Ripken‘s book The Insanity of Obedience, he describes three important elements of a mission effort: the needs of the lost (people without Jesus), worker concerns, and the sending body/agency. One of...

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Grappling with ‘mission’

Aug 22, 2016 by

This summer, I stumbled upon a fact about the Mennonite church that I had somehow missed before: We are trying really hard to be a “missional people” these days. Ok, no… wait. I knew that, didn’t I?...

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