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A year ago, a friend issued a challenge. He urged me to select one word as the word for me in 2017. A word on which to focus and meditate. A word of (at least hoped for)... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In the early years of our marriage, my wife Sharon and I often sat through our pastor’s annual sermon on tithing consumed by the feeling that we should do more. A serious... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | David Barker
Does loving people and things as they are mean accepting them as they are? If so, what are we to do with the call to join the Spirit’s transformative work of making all people,... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Many years ago, our archives first described this photograph as “School children at Bloodvein Reserve, ca. 1956.” The subject heading included the phrase, “Indians of North... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Early last year I decided to give a few dollars to any panhandler I encountered. I made sure to keep loonies, toonies and quarters in my car in case someone approached me while I... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Editorial | Aaron Epp
The incredible wave of disclosure around sexual abuse has dominated the front pages of our newspapers and our news feeds these past months. Women, in particular, are saying, “It’s... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | David Martin
‘Come to the table . . . and meet Jesus’ Re: “ A memorable remembrance , ” Nov. 20, 2017, page 12. I want to affirm Troy Watson’s assertion that our communion services should “... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
“Ah, sorry about all the cussing! I’ll be sure to watch my language around you from now on.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard an embarrassing apology of this sort when... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
The L’Arche Collective Kitchen in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, provides opportunities for people with and without disabilities to share life together. (See more of the story at “... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Krista Loewen and Nancy Kube
The act of eating and preparing food is my greatest joy. Creating the dance of different flavours upon my palate is a spiritual experience. Robert Farror Capon writes in The... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Krista Loewen
The phrase “singing off the wall,” referring to singing from projected words rather than a hymn book, first appeared in Canadian Mennonite in 2010. This image shows that the... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Caleb Ratzlaff
A relative of mine sometimes starts out a funny story with the line, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Ah, yes, how things can turn from well-intentioned to humorous! Or... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: “Honour God with Your Bodies” insert, Sept. 25, 2017. Thank you, Maple View! I have waited for years to see a... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
Common knowledge helps to form our identity. It creates the basis from which to describe ourselves and helps us to understand others. Change can create a crisis of identity. When... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
“Believe the best about each other.” When delegates met for the Mennonite Church Canada assembly this past fall, there were swirls of questions, confusion, caution and qualms... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In the last few weeks, most of us have encountered some version of A Christmas Carol , Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. In the initial run-up to Christmas, I... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
On the evening of Oct. 29, 2017, I found myself in Lubyanka Square by happenstance. This square stands in front of the Lubyanka Building. The vibrant yellow facade, delightful... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Aileen Friesen
In Luke 10:40, Martha complains to Jesus about having to do all the kitchen work by herself. Jesus responds. “Martha, you’re distracted by many things, but only one thing is... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
At the 1979 Conference of Mennonites in Canada (CMC) delegate sessions, David P. Neufeld, left, welcomed three new congregations into the conference by asking several doctrinal... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
In this inaugural edition of "Once Round the Barn," Braun unravels the less-with-more choice of a downtown Radisson as the venue for the 2017 Mennonite Church Canada Special... Read More
December 14, 2017 | Opinion | Will Braun
What are the significant stories in this issue? When I asked this question in the office, the answer came back: “They’re all significant.” This, our Christmas issue, is chock-full... Read More
December 6, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: "Honour God with Your Bodies” insert, Sept. 25. As an advocate for respect, diversity and equality, I am deeply... Read More
December 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
“All you gotta do is . . . .” How often have we in the church uttered these words? We petition new committee prospects with this blasé plea. We invite people to faith in Christ... Read More
December 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
“You can’t really talk about mission without talking about the End.” This was a conclusion that a colleague and I came to after reflecting on Bible verses that hold these two... Read More
December 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Dorothy Fontaine

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