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We expect a lot from our pastors, especially the part-time ones who are forced to be bi-vocational. They speak candidly about their roles and their congregation’s expectations in... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Reading the gospels led reader to ‘faith in a living Christ’ Re: “ The Bible is full of shortcomings and biases ” letter, May 9, page 10. As a Christian who is new to the... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints |
In a recent Bible study, we were looking at John 20 where Jesus appeared to the disciples. Gathered behind locked doors, Jesus appeared in the midst of them and said, “Peace be... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
A long time ago, my high school physics teacher defined work as moving something from one place to another. “You could work all day trying to move a boulder,” he expanded, “and if... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Alexander Fast (1888-1942), front row right, and his second wife Selinde Fast (1894-1973) fled to Germany from Russia during the Russian Revolution and were immigrants to Canada... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
In an article entitled “Has militant atheism become a religion?” published on Salon.com (March 24, 2013), primatologist Frans de Waal writes, “In my interactions with religious... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Prospects for an intense conversation on several issues appear to be gaining traction for our upcoming assembly in Saskatoon in July. The agenda features the conclusion of the... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Recommendation of same-sex inclusion will lead to exodus Re: “ It could soon be ‘time to run’ ” letter, April 25, 2016, page 10. This letter refers to the upcoming Assembly 2016... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Mennonites are blessed with traditions and aspirations that many admire: nonviolent peacemaking, mutual aid, voluntarism, relief efforts, generosity and so on. But these values... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
“Don’t cry over spilled milk.” This little English phrase must have been coined by a parent watching her child pour milk into a cup. When our emerging independence turns to “... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
In 1963, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches held its annual convention in Herbert, Sask. Here, dishes were washed by hand and, of course, re-used as other... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
She is more than my spouse and partner of 54 years. She was my soul mate; the person whose love and devotion never faltered; the one to whom I turned for counsel, for wisdom and... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Intent of Star Wars review is to criticize culture of violence Re: “ Star Wars review promotes violence against women ,” April 11, page 11. Thank you to Bev Hunsberger for... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints |
During the Second World War, guided by the leadership of Pastor André Trocmé, the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding regions hid Jews who were fleeing from the Nazis... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Karen Martens Zimmerly
I am writing this column on Mother’s Day weekend. As I weed flowerbeds, memories of my hardworking mothers and their gardens dance in my head. Gram Miller—Anna Estelle—grew up in... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
May. It’s the time of year when many of us who have, or aspire to have, a green thumb turn our minds to gardening. Some may have already been nursing self-propagated seedlings for... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
This is a photo of the privately run Mennonite school in Neu Kronsthal, Man. John Kroeker (1910-82) is front row far right, and his brother Klaas Kroeker (1907-92) stands behind... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
The first prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, once said, “I always tried to be correct, not politically correct.” Sometimes the pursuit of political correctness and the... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
The draw to our Anabaptist/Mennonite theology just keeps happening. First, it was Stuart Murray, the British-born Baptist who, with many in his network, found a “home” in the... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Tell the whole Mennonite story Re: “People of the plains,” March 14, page 12. “What is it with Mennonites and flat surroundings?” Bill Schroeder asks. But we also need to ask, “... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Bridges are an important part of life in British Columbia. Whether it is the new Port Mann Bridge or any other crossing of our many rivers, bridges are a part of our lives. In... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Lee Dyck
How does the body of Christ maintain her mental health? We often think about the church as the body of Christ functioning like a human body. In I Corinthians 12, we consider what... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I haven’t been to the dump before. The route is unfamiliar. My father-in-law and I drive east, now on the outskirts of Regina, and eventually pass the oil refinery, a mammoth mess... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Naomi Martin holds a book belonging to her late husband, Bishop J.B. Martin, at the family home in 1975. Archivists Lorna Bergey and Sam Steiner look on as she prepares to donate... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
At the request of Elsie Wiebe of Mennonite Women in Manitoba, Mennonite Collegiate Institute graduating student Amelia Pahl interviewed Martha Epp, 77, of Morden, Man., who has... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints |