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The church's tale of two systems

My national denomination (Mennonite Church Canada) has engaged the national body of congregations in two major processes. One dealing with an ethical and exegetical matter the other with the overhaul of our organizational structure. 1,353 more words

Building a capacity to love: Confessions, authority, and virtues in the Mennonite Church

In the ongoing discussions around authority and the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process in Mennonite Church Canada I recently heard a well-known leader in the Mennonite Church suggest that we suspend the authority of our… 1,594 more words

Hurrah! God Loves Us!

Five years ago, I preached on the temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4, and how we sometimes treat life as a test for God. So…if my husband is healed of cancer, then hurrah!–God passes the test, and I know God cares for me. 400 more words


Listening Church

I invite you to take a listen. I was honoured to be among this company of people to share my story, our stories, with the larger Church. 8 more words

Faith Journey's

A call to worship

At the Mennonite Church Manitoba gathering on March 5th we watched a video describing the report of the Future Directions Task Force (FDTF). This report details substantive changes in the structure and work of Mennonite Canada, Area churches, and congregations. 557 more words

Spiritual Renewal in Changing Times

When I signed my book contract with Abingdon Press, we agreed on a deadline of April 30, I arranged for a two-month study leave from pastoral ministry to help me finish my manuscript on time, and I determined not to accept any extra responsibilities at least until mid-May. 697 more words

Spiritual Practice

A "Spotlight", the Police & the Church

~  Strong trees are felled, with patient, persistent chipping. Little by little…  ~

On my way to an appointment today, I mulled over in my head what a local police officer shared with me on Friday; a project he is working on to create awareness of sexual abuse, and also give victims and offenders resources to get the help and support they need.  937 more words

Sexual Abuse & Violence