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No one would doubt that Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University theoretical physicist and cosmologist, is one of the more brilliant minds of recent times. The guy forgets more... Read More
December 7, 2016
| Phil Wagler
Church of the Living Word in Ottawa became an emerging church in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in 2009, although it was founded four years earlier. Church of the Living Word has... Read More
December 7, 2016
| Dave Rogalsky, Eastern Canada Correspondent
Officially, the resolution creating greater openness to LGBTQ people received 85 percent support at the Mennonite Church Canada assembly. That number is incomplete—more on that... Read More
December 7, 2016
| Will Braun
When the diagnosis of dementia hits you up close and personal, as it has me with the decline of my spouse Marlene due to the disease, it sends you on a grief journey that clouds... Read More
November 16, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
Hospitality makes my heart sing. Preparing a comfortable space, serving up new dishes, conversing with guests and attending to their individual needs: these are among my greatest... Read More
November 16, 2016
| Coreena Stewart
My husband and I decided to live in the United States this fall. Flexible work made it possible to move temporarily to a small town near where we grew up, with a primary goal of... Read More
November 16, 2016
| Melissa Miller
As our family sat around the Thanksgiving dinner table discussing our plans for Christmas and the virtue of giving gifts, someone piped up and said: “We already have too much... Read More
November 16, 2016
| Marlow Gingerich
A school teacher asked her class of first graders, “What colour are apples?” Some children said “red!” Others exclaimed “green!” A few said “yellow.” Then one little boy raised... Read More
November 16, 2016
| Troy Watson
The pastors of Mennonite Church British Columbia got together recently in a closed meeting to discuss their response to the Being a Faithful Church 7 resolution passed at Assembly... Read More
November 2, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
As a Mennonite baby boomer, going to church was family reunion, Christian faith and social life all rolled up into one tight-knit package. Floradale (Ont.) Mennonite Church was my... Read More
November 2, 2016
| Brian Bauman
Our family was invited to an Indo-Canadian family birthday celebration. A one-year milestone, particularly for a son, is a monumental occasion in our friend’s culture. The... Read More
November 2, 2016
| Phil Wagler
Fred Redekop often reminded his congregation that preparing food for others who may be struggling with illness or a death in the family is a way of showing love and care. So when... Read More
November 2, 2016
| Barb Draper
When Floradale Mennonite Church planned a farewell event for our pastor Fred Redekop, this is a recipe we prepared. (For the story that goes with this recipe, see “ Expressing... Read More
November 2, 2016
| Barb Draper
Of all the current global conflicts, none seems as intractable as the Israeli-Palestinian one, pitting an occupier government against its occupied residents. The dire situation... Read More
October 19, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird , the late Harper Lee captures the complex reality of relationship: “You never really understand a person until you... Read More
October 19, 2016
| Deborah Froese
“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Jesus’ oft-repeated axiom from John 8 lifts up the value of truth-telling. The living out of it, though, is not simple... Read More
October 19, 2016
| Melissa Miller
A father often took his five-year-old son to the local minor hockey league games. Each time they went, they saw the same homeless man in the parking lot asking for donations. The... Read More
October 19, 2016
| Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
One of the devil’s tactics in the temptation of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 4 and Luke 4, intrigues me. In this story, Satan takes Jesus to the holy city of God, into the house of... Read More
October 19, 2016
| Troy Watson
We are pleased to announce that the family of the late Ted Friesen, the first publisher of The Canadian Mennonite , has agreed to set up—and seed with a $50,000 gift—a fundraising... Read More
October 5, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
You obey every day. You obey the legislations of government—even those you don’t agree with. You obey an employer, school teacher or parent. Some have to heed all three on the... Read More
October 5, 2016
| Phil Wagler
When I reflect on how I became a Mennonite, I find myself agreeing with what a peasant once told an Irish priest. The priest, who approached the peasant praying by the roadside,... Read More
October 5, 2016
| Patrick Kwame Kukanu
We will miss her and her passion for justice as a young mother trying to make sense of the complexities of our world in the 21st century. Katie Doke Sawatzky wrote her last New... Read More
September 21, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
It’s Sunday night, I’m in a coffee shop, and I’m soaking wet. Thirty minutes earlier I was at home reading about the Doctrine of Discovery and found the content so painful that I... Read More
September 21, 2016
| Steve Heinrichs
As his seven-year-old daughter gambolled away, my nephew reflected on the negotiation that I had just witnessed, where she asked repeatedly for something to which he had each time... Read More
September 21, 2016
| Melissa Miller
In our transformation from Mennonite Foundation of Canada to Abundance Canada, we have received several responses from our clients and constituency. While most of the feedback has... Read More
September 21, 2016
| Darren Pries-Klassen

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