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The Bible and authority

In the first post of this series I claimed that the authority in the church is never a matter of a clear or simple line of expression and application. 693 more words

Faith, confession, and authority: Introducing a work in progress

The feedback that emerged from the Being a Faithful Church[1] process indicates that as a national body Mennonite Church Canada does “not have an appetite to change the… 614 more words

What (Not) To Do When You See An Angel

When I shared this sermon title with a few people last week, some just laughed. Some probably thought it irrelevant, because after all who among us has ever seen an angel? 2,431 more words

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Declaring the good news

16 ‘See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of them, for they will hand you over to councils and flog you in their synagogues;  2,324 more words

Where To Find Hope When You're Sick of Death

Today I am sick of death. 147 people killed at a Kenyan university. 129 confirmed dead in the Paris attacks. At least 41 killed in two suicide bombings in Beirut. 691 more words


Full strides and half measures

I clearly remember my first encounter with what I guess could be called proper philosophy. In high school I was taught an ancient Greek story in which Achilles is running a race. 2,262 more words

How to Pray for Peace When You Can't Find the Words

Like Jacob wrestling with God (Genesis 32:22-32), I sometimes find myself struggling to pray–struggling against doubt, struggling against inertia, struggling for the right words when all the words I know seem hopelessly inadequate. 935 more words

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