Wednesday, August 12, 2020

“I’m going to share Jesus today”

On a Wednesday in early April, I boarded a plane for New York City to work with COVID-19 patients. It had all happened so...

Our season of Jubilee

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I thoroughly enjoyed the May 1, 2020, C-Link photo essay sharing stories of MB churches adapting to the “distance worship” challenge. I was so...

Better than before

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I had a clear calling to serve as pastor at Kingwood Bible Church in Salem, Oregon. Some ministry opportunities seem as though a yes...

Developing a church planting strategy

The future of USMB church planting has been a matter of prayer and discernment following the U.S. Conference’s decision last summer to release Multiply...

Five minutes with Andrew Shinn

Just four hours after being sworn in as a United States Foreign Service officer, Andrew Shinn took time for an interview. In March, with...

Hitting the reset button

As I took one final look at this issue of Christian Leader before it went to the printer, I was struck by the ways...

We’re going to Kansas City

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USMB has canceled Gathering 2020 due to the restrictions and realities of COVID-19. It’s time to once again come together as a U.S. Mennonite Brethren...

Saved from suicide

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I awoke to pounding at my front door: “Mario Azar, open the door. This is the FBI.” Instinctively, I ran to the bathroom and...