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How often have you heard the question, “Will you sponsor me?” I’m sure you’ve heard it many times, from a family member, a colleague or someone in your church. For many charitable... Read More
May 17, 2017
| Pamela Miles
Doubt has a good public relations manager these days. The world seems awash with books, articles, sermons, even a few TED talks, praising its beneficial goodness. I too have tried... Read More
May 17, 2017
| Troy Watson
Years ago, I needed some practical help. A person close to me—someone who had the ability to lend a hand—saw my need and said repeatedly, “I wish I could help, but I can’t. I feel... Read More
May 3, 2017
| Virginia A. Hostetler, Executive Editor
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of his dream. His dream was that people would be judged by the content of their character and not the colour of their skin. His... Read More
May 3, 2017
| Garry Janzen
A bride walking down the aisle to meet her groom is always a moment of anticipation and honour. The groom beams with joy. Perhaps he gives her a wink or sheds a tear. The bride... Read More
May 3, 2017
| Ryan Jantzi

For the month of January, Terry Martens cooked for Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers in a well-equipped kitchen in California. (Photo courtesy of Terry Martens)

Terry Martens believes that rice pudding is comfort food. It reminds her of her childhood when she would arrive home from school on winter afternoons to the smell of rice pudding... Read More
May 3, 2017
| Barb Draper, Editorial Assistant

For Terry Martens, rice pudding is a comfort food. (Photo by Barb Draper)

Terry Martens of Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church, Sask., volunteers with Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) as a cook. She often uses this recipe when cooking for MDS volunteers... Read More
May 3, 2017
| Barb Draper, Editorial Assistant
Anxiety about change abounds. It is a natural response to uncertainty, but I tire of reading about it. Newly taking up my role as publisher of this magazine, I would like to be... Read More
April 19, 2017
| Tobi Thiessen, Publisher
The times we live in seem to change more rapidly with each passing day. In North America, Europe and elsewhere, protectionist sentiments, growing nationalism and increased border... Read More
April 19, 2017
| Willard Metzger

The dessert is called a ‘piecaken,’ simply meaning a pie baked into a cake.

“This isn’t really working out the way I imagined,” I mused, as my mother slept in her chair while I worked on her birthday dessert. I had just ended a phone call with my son, my... Read More
April 19, 2017
| Melissa Miller
Just imagine you are there, sitting on the hillside, listening to Jesus. It’s past mealtime and your stomach starts to rumble, but his words mesmerize you and you don’t want to... Read More
April 19, 2017
| Sherri Grosz
So how does one enrol as an apprentice in the School of Divine Wisdom? The Bible tells us there are a few prerequisites. The first one is found in Proverbs 4:7: “The beginning of... Read More
April 19, 2017
| Troy Watson
My church experience has included at least 13 Mennonite churches, a Baptist church, an inter-denominational church and two Catholic schools. That represents more worship services... Read More
April 5, 2017
| Virginia A. Hostetler, Executive Editor
At my first Mennonite Church Alberta assembly as area church minister, one of my official tasks was to offer a prayer of release to Calgary Vietnamese Mennonite Church. It was one... Read More
April 5, 2017
| Tim Wiebe-Neufeld
We must not hand them back. Others before us fought long and hard to get them back into our hands. Through blood, sweat and tears, they were returned to the rightful owners. And... Read More
April 5, 2017
| Ryan Jantzi
It’s been a good eight-year ride, my friends, with a few bumps along the way. I will miss this biweekly meeting with you on the second page of Canadian Mennonite . While it’s been... Read More
March 22, 2017
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
When communicating about the ministries of Mennonite Church Canada Witness, my former colleague Al Rempel used to tell me, “Help your listeners imagine the work that is being done... Read More
March 22, 2017
| Tim Froese
One day my normally cheerful, no-nonsense coworker surprised, or I should say shocked, me. She suddenly and briefly opened the door to her past, a dangerous time of war and famine... Read More
March 22, 2017
| Melissa Miller
Does the headline for this article pique your curiosity or does it irritate you? The word “protest” often evokes strong positive or negative emotions. Like it or not, we seem to... Read More
March 22, 2017
| Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
Fourteen years ago, I asked my handy friend, Carm, if I could hire him to do a flooring renovation. He said, “No. But I’ll teach you how to do it for free.” I laughed. The idea... Read More
March 22, 2017
| Troy Watson
“While Anabaptists affirm the inspiration and trustworthiness of Scripture, we are not strict literalists,” writes Palmer Becker in his just-released book, Anabaptist Essentials... Read More
March 8, 2017
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
What would the Apostle Paul say to leaders today? This was the question posed to participants at the recent Values-based Leadership Program that I attended. I offer one... Read More
March 8, 2017
| Rick Neufeld
Do you ever have a Sunday when the church music stinks? In your opinion, at least? Well, that’s the way it should be from time to time. Even though I love singing old hymns, there... Read More
March 8, 2017
| Ryan Jantzi

Natasha Krahn, right, is pictured with members of the Jaber family. (Photo courtesy of Natasha Krahn)

One of the privileges of living and travelling overseas is that you get to become a part of many different families. I’ve been fortunate to spend significant amounts of time with... Read More
March 8, 2017
| Natasha Krahn, Special to Canadian Mennonite
For the many years I worked as an educator in several Mennonite institutions, I did not participate in, nor identify with, organized activities of Mennonite Women Manitoba or the... Read More
March 8, 2017
| Elsie Hannah Ruth Rempel

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