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Consider the possibility that truth is not a thing or group of things (e.g. ideas, facts, doctrines, etc.) but a Spirit. This seems to be the apostle John’s understanding. For... Read More
September 21, 2016
| Troy Watson
On his Aug. 11, 2016, podcast, journalist Malcolm Gladwell used the concept of “generous orthodoxy” to frame the story of Chester Wenger. It’s a positive approach to faith that is... Read More
September 7, 2016
| Paul Schrag
Assembly 2016 was an excellent example of a very integral aspect of the life of our national church, our area churches and our congregations. The process of discernment was on... Read More
September 7, 2016
| Dan Jack
So, after 22-and-a-half years of marriage to an incredible woman and friend, I may finally be starting to get it. She is a treasure, but, truth be told, I don’t always treat her... Read More
September 7, 2016
| Phil Wagler
The time has come. At the beginning of September, I began full-time journalism studies at the University of Regina. Our family moved back to Regina for this reason, and after a... Read More
September 7, 2016
| Katie Doke Sawatzky
It’s been a couple years now, but the experience stands out in my mind as if it were yesterday. Engin Sezen, executive director of the Waterloo, Ont., Intercultural Dialogue... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
In October 2014, Wame Chiepe invited us to dream. Wame lives near an abandoned park in Gaborone, Botswana. Young children play on a rusty, broken-down slide. Surrounded by... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Daniel Horne
It’s an exciting time for many people in my extended family. Three nieces are university students, preparing for careers in education or medicine. One niece, with BA newly in hand... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Melissa Miller
Mennonite Foundation of Canada (MFC) is about to make a big change. In October, we will become Abundance Canada. This decision did not come easily. Our process was both cautious... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Darren Pries-Klassen
In John 14:6, Jesus claims that he is the truth. What does this mean? I used to think that the truth of Christ was a set of doctrines I needed to believe in, but I’ve become... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Troy Watson
I was grateful for the opportunity to attend your biennial meeting in Saskatoon in early July. As always, I was impressed by the creativity expressed in your worship services and... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Ervin R. Stutzman
In reflecting on Assembly 2016 in Saskatoon, one thing is certain: We are entering a period of uncertainty in the life of Mennonite Church Canada and its area churches. The most... Read More
August 10, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
After nine years of working together on the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process, by an 85 percent majority, delegates at Assenbly 2016 in Saskatoon approved the BFC7... Read More
August 10, 2016
| Ryan Siemens
We have abandoned the battleground. In a hope-desiring but hope-diminishing article, columnist Robyn Urbeck asks: “How do we know when to stop praying for Orlando and Texas, and... Read More
August 10, 2016
| Phil Wagler
“ By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. On the willows there we hung up our harps ” (Psalm 137: 1-2). These familiar words from the Psalmist, cited by... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
In a much-anticipated assembly, delegates have clearly spoken on behalf of Mennonite Church Canada. After an eight-year Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process, delegates approved... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Willard Metzger
“What does a healthy congregation look like?” I asked a pastor friend recently. He responded by telling a story of how he had led his congregation through a contentious issue. In... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Melissa Miller
In my childhood home, we had a unique red velveteen bag. When you pressed on the bag in the right place, you heard the sound of someone laughing, really guffawing. The recording... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
American architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The truth is more important than the facts.” I agree, although I’m not sure that I could explain why. What is the difference between... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Troy Watson
What will be the tenor of the conversation at Assembly 2016 in Saskatoon? Writing this 12 days before more than 500 delegates and denominational leaders gather to consider... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
What direction will Mennonite Church Canada and its area churches be going into the future after the assembly in Saskatoon? Will we become a more faithful church? Crucial to our... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Peter Rempel
The team I serve with is blessed by the presence of an 80-year-old saint. He has lived a full life, including serving in high levels of government, so he’s garnered significant... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Phil Wagler
My son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Along with feelings of excitement and uncertainty over seeing him go to school, and the adjustment it’ll mean for our family,... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Katie Doke Sawatzky
As parents, you hope that you have done all that you can to nurture and encourage your children on their faith journey, and yet there is that inner voice telling you that you... Read More
June 28, 2016
| Ev Buhr
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
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher

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