MB Seminary Releases “In His Footsteps”

Following Jesus requires more than intention—it demands direction. And it’s typically easier to stay the course when you have others travelling beside you and everyone can see the intended destination. Choosing to journey together is one reason why MB Seminary has developed another devotional book for the upcoming season of Lent. In His Footsteps is a collection of readings from …

Repentance: Student Reflection

Growing up as an evangelical Protestant, I knew a little bit about Lent. It meant renouncing something superfluous like ice cream or movies. If I thought about it, I might also spend a little time in prayer and contemplation of the passion of Jesus.   But Lent was mostly an exercise in restraint.   For early Christians, Lenten fasting served the larger purpose of repentance. Lent began as Christians fasted alongside new converts, or catechumens, who were preparing for baptism at …

We Have Reason to Praise

“How good it is to sing praises to our God” (Psalm 147:1). There are days when it feels like we have become a nation of grumblers whose every grievance demands our most urgent attention. Not that all injustices rank the same. The persecuted church worldwide, and the 100,000 unborn children who are yearly eliminated on Canadian soil barely register on …

Living After Easter

I remember growing up in central British Columbia, where Easter mornings were cool and crisp with the late winter air, and the morning skies were a deep dark blue. As children, we made an annual Sunday morning pilgrimage, along with many other families, to the top of a city hill to watch the sunrise and to celebrate the son-rise of …