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11 Feb 2019 - Mennonite pastor Jürg Bräker stopped at Messenger Fountain [Läuferbrunnen] in his home city of Bern, Switzerland. He wet his hands in the flowing spout, and declared, “This water turned blood-red on the day Hans Haslibacher was beheaded in 1571.” Read more...
11 Feb 2019 - I remember the moment when my family arrived at the Mennonite church in Ibagué for the first time. Two brothers received us with a big hug as if they already knew us. Being greeted as though we were part of the family made us feel comfortable. So we went again the next Sunday, and the next. Read more...
11 Jan 2019 - “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). Bishop Kisare was sitting by the great tree where the first Mennonite missionaries had embarked by dhow 70 years ago. Read more...
11 Jan 2019 - The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). That is what my church, Brethren In Christ (BICC) in Zimbabwe teaches. We cannot see the Holy Spirit with our eyes, but we see God in action through his Spirit, and the outcome is always astounding and awe-inspiring. Read more...
2 Jan 2019 - Leader: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; All: Forgive us, Lord, for the times our actions have not been consistent with the message of Good News to the most vulnerable. Read more...
12 Dec 2018 - It was time to come together for a church community day and celebrate – but celebrate what? God’s faithfulness in the past in our long history despite the threat of decline in the present days? Our rich heritage still present in the churches today? Read more...
15 Nov 2018 - Many written testimonies of the early Anabaptist movement point toward the work of the Holy Spirit as the central driving force. The Holy Spirit goes to people who are awaiting. It was the case in Pentecost (Acts 2) while the disciples were praying; it was the case in Reformation times; and it is the case today. Read more...
22 Oct 2018 - Fifty days after Passover, the Jewish community gathered in Jerusalem for the Festival of Weeks. At the same time, the followers of Jesus gathered in a room awaiting the promise of the Holy Spirit. Read more...
25 Jun 2018 - It is possible to live on Fantasy Island right now, hoping that all our material wants will be fulfilled. Many television commercials say: “Would you like to have this or that? Well then, the only thing you need to do is …”. Marketing strategies, social media, the media and even churches sow desires in us dressed up as needs that did not exist before. Read more...
25 Jun 2018 - The Canadian Prairies can seem like a hard place to live. It gets very cold in wintertime. The growing season is short, and the crop options are limited. Read more...

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