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In the first week I started in this role, a former reader told me she didn’t read Canadian Mennonite anymore because it didn’t have enough joy. Ouch! We Mennonites do take... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Spiritual directors thanked for their Lenten prayer guide Re: “ Lenten prayer sheet reflects Lululemon spirituality ” letter, March 12, page 7. The references to the Lenten prayer... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
At our annual Mennonite Church Manitoba delegates meeting in Winnipeg in March, I concluded my time as a member of the regional church board. I served on this board as a rep from... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Virginia Gerbrandt Richert
Many years ago, a boyfriend who subsequently became my husband gave me a book about touch and its essential place in human well-being. At the time, touch was a delightful dynamic... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Many of us have experienced the way generosity seems to grow when we pay it forward. This phenomenon is even backed up by scientific research, which suggests that just witnessing... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
After years of my gym membership not bearing fruit, I switched to a gym where a fitness coach leads each workout. It’s been a little over a year now, and I’m in better shape than... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
I don’t like the cover of today’s issue. I don’t want to see it lying on my coffee table. You probably don’t either. At the top, a large uniformed man wields a whip, as armed... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Feature writer breaks faith with Paul’s word to the Corinthians Re: “ Unity of the Spirit ,” Feb. 26, page 4. I found the adapted presentation of Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
How comfortable are you with change? Change seems to be the most consistent “unchanging” reality of our lives. We are always experiencing change. Thankfully many, or even most, of... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Norm Dyck
I’ve had a bit of a road rage problem. It peeves me when I need to throw on the brakes because another vehicle pulled out in front of me. Sadly, too often my reaction has been to... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Families of the Kitchener-Waterloo House Churches sing hymns around a piano in 1974. This particular house church began services in 1969. North American Mennonites rediscovered... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
From time immemorial—as the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi illustrates—developing friendships and tending relationships have often been a woman’s “go-to, our have-to, our live... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Elsie Rempel
I like to attend congregational business meetings. Yes, that includes reading my congregation’s annual report booklet. Although I’ve never been a delegate at a churchwide... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
It’s important to listen well Re: “ The skill and soul of listening ,” and “ What kind of Mennonite? ” (Feb. 12, pages 16 and 2, respectively). The Bible refers often to listening... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
More than a decade ago, my family and I were privileged to serve as church planters in southern Italy. We were Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers seconded to what is now... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Jason Martin
In a phone conversation with a friend, she reveals her struggle with an event she is planning. Given that the gathering will be held in a small space, there are a limited number... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Lately, I have had several conversations with people about downsizing or simplifying their estates. Some talk about rearranging their financial affairs to make life easier for... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
Mennonites learned how to harness the wind while in the Netherlands, and used this knowledge in the 16th and 17th centuries in Prussia, where wind-powered mills were primarily... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
“Sorry” is a very Canadian expression, but what does it mean? To the more than 200 Sixties Scoop survivors gathered at the Amiskwaciy Academy in Edmonton on March 1, 2018, the... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
When I first heard that Easter falls on April Fools’ Day this year, my mind immediately thought about how many people think I’m a fool for believing in the Easter story. I can... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Here are some things you may not know about Canadian Mennonite : • It takes a while The print magazine goes through a production schedule that includes the writing, editing,... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Lenten prayer sheet reflects Lululemon spirituality A friend recently sent me the new “Lenten Guided Prayer Experience,” issued by the Mennonite Spiritual Directors of Eastern... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
What is our baseline for unity in the church? The most basic shared reality is that the church is a community of people who follow and walk faithfully with Jesus Christ. In order... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
There was an intense, seemingly overwhelming ache in my heart. Separated by 2,500 kilometres for our third school year apart, I longed for my sweetheart. I read her letters over... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi

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