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My family and I often walk through the old-growth forests that surround the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus and then down to the waters of English Bay. There is lots... Read More
May 6, 2015
| Katie Doke Sawatzky
“Discernment” has been a much-used word and concept in interpreting the Bible over the past number of years. Mainly we have defined it as a working tool to determine what God in... Read More
April 22, 2015
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
“Yep, I have to get an annual membership.” That customer comment reflects growing excitement over CommonWord, the new resource venture of Mennonite Church Canada and Canadian... Read More
April 22, 2015
| Arlyn Friesen Epp
An early sign of spring in southern Ontario is seeing sports teams move their practices outside. The sight of children and youth in colourful uniforms on the soccer pitch is a... Read More
April 22, 2015
| Marlow Gingerich
One of the many fascinating events to occur in the Book of Exodus is God “leaving” the mountain of God (Mount Sinai) to travel with the Hebrews to the Promised Land in a portable... Read More
April 22, 2015
| Troy Watson

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Some significant changes are occurring at Canadian Mennonite . First, we are bidding farewell to one of our expert regional correspondents, Evelyn Rempel Petkau, after 18 years of... Read More
April 8, 2015
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
I was on my Monday morning transit commute sitting near a group of people who loudly reminisced about their weekend exploits. Without embarrassment they relived what could be... Read More
April 8, 2015
| Phil Wagler
My wife and I arrived in Vancouver in 1994 with our two sons, aged 9 and 12. I had been an air traffic controller, then law enforcement officer in Hong Kong. As a landed immigrant... Read More
April 8, 2015
| Richard Chan
Disturbing and perplexing is the only way to describe the cut in federal funding for a proven program of ex-prisoner rehabilitation called Circles of Support and Accountability (... Read More
March 25, 2015
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
These Easter morning words from Mary (John 20:13b) are prophetic for the church today, a time when we may have lost our bearings in our discipleship-oriented denomination. Peace... Read More
March 25, 2015
| Doug Klassen
Helping people give money away over the past 15 years has been a tremendously rewarding part of my work at Mennonite Foundation of Canada. Many of these generous people are from... Read More
March 25, 2015
| Mike Strathdee
So what does the Bible say about thin places? Interestingly enough, in our Scriptures the human story begins in a thin place: the Garden of Eden. Regardless of one’s theology, and... Read More
March 25, 2015
| Troy Watson
So how are we doing 490 years later? We who anchor our faith expression in what has come to be called Anabaptism over nearly five centuries now number 1.7 million all over the... Read More
March 11, 2015
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
Most humans really do not like conflict. We often see it as the brokenness of a relationship. Especially as the church, we desire relationship, we desire wholeness. And conflict... Read More
March 11, 2015
| Rianna Isaak
My life is great viewing. Tonight I watched my one-year-old meticulously pick through a small box of knick-knacks looking for something she could treasure. I wanted to interrupt,... Read More
March 11, 2015
| Phil Wagler
I’m in the thick of it. I had my second child earlier this year and life is still in the process of reordering itself. The predictable schedule went out the window and is slowly... Read More
March 11, 2015
| Katie Doke Sawatzky
“Many members are not happy with the direction and general content of the magazine,” writes a Mennonite pastor, in a solicited follow-up note after one of his members cancelled... Read More
February 25, 2015
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
A number of people glanced over as they passed the elderly woman working in her front lawn. She had finished planting flowers in the garden and was now struggling to plant a... Read More
February 25, 2015
| Harold Penner
I’ve always been intrigued with “thin places” long before I ever heard the term “thin place.” Since childhood, I’ve been curiously drawn to old churches, temples, cathedrals,... Read More
February 25, 2015
| Troy Watson
While personally rejuvenated from my four-month sabbatical, I am saddened to come back to a faith community that seems wounded and immobilized with what one of our interim editors... Read More
February 11, 2015
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
‘As Amos as possible’ Re: “I’m a human being,” Sept. 5, page 12. Troy Watson’s column reminded me of a story in Jewish lore. It went something like this: Amos Bultman came before... Read More
November 23, 2011
| Various Contributors

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