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“What this is about,” the counsellor said kindly, “is the end. How your mother faces the end—her dying—impacts everyone else in the family. How you and your siblings respond to... Read More
March 23, 2016
| Melissa Miller
It’s time for “the talk.” You know, the one we’ve been putting off because it’s uncomfortable. That end-of-life conversation. There is, after all, a 100 percent certainty of our... Read More
March 23, 2016
| Sherri Grosz
The way many Canadians understand and talk about truth has changed. Some Christian thinkers believe the church needs to change how we understand and talk about truth as well, if... Read More
March 23, 2016
| Troy Watson
In a blog post a year ago, The Mennonite ’s Tim Nafziger references John Paul Lederach’s book The Moral Imagination , in which the author describes what he calls “paradoxical... Read More
March 9, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
Recently I discovered Apple Music. This is an amazing deal in which I give the good folks at Apple a few dollars every month and they give me access to more than 30 million songs... Read More
March 9, 2016
| Ken Warkentin
The real driver of our lives—and even our churches—is whose voice we hear and obey. We make decisions to listen to and give authority somewhere. We quote, footnote and reference... Read More
March 9, 2016
| Phil Wagler
On Feb. 27, 2016, I attended a talk given by Seth Klein, director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives B.C., about The Leap Manifesto, an initiative out of the This... Read More
March 9, 2016
| Katie Doke Sawatzky
“ Canadian Mennonite provides a vital service by keeping the congregations informed on church life issues and trends. It has a good balance on raising cutting edge questions.”... Read More
February 24, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
Last summer, the Mennonite Heritage Centre was given a German language database of more than 110,000 family registries. We were ecstatic! With this new resource, we could... Read More
February 24, 2016
| Korey Dyck
On a soft spring day, I looked out my window to see the neighbour’s mature crab tree in full bloom. Its tall, fully rounded shape was blanketed in a carpet of pink-lilac blossoms... Read More
February 24, 2016
| Melissa Miller
“So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was... Read More
February 24, 2016
| Mike Strathdee
I can’t imagine two scientists debating something of a scientific nature and concluding, “Well, you have your truth and I have mine.” Yet this attitude is quickly becoming the... Read More
February 24, 2016
| Troy Watson
Come with us as we look into the future ten years from now (2026), if the recommendations of the Future Directions Task Forc e are followed in their present form. Regional... Read More
February 10, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
Summers in central Saskatchewan are short. Okay, they’re too short. And so when the snow finally melts, the ice disappears and the risk of frost is nearly non-existent, we clear... Read More
February 10, 2016
| Ryan Siemens
What keeps you up at night? Your kids? Your bank account? Church problems? Your fears? Your enemies? Your self-justifications? Your habits? Your faults? Other people’s faults?... Read More
February 10, 2016
| Phil Wagler
In 1980, Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church in St. Catharines, Ont., sponsored me to come to Canada. I had been living in a refugee camp in Nongkhai, Thailand, for a year after... Read More
February 10, 2016
| Khamphong Phommaseng
Are you wondering where the good news is? It is in surprising and unexpected places. Before we get to that, I need to give some information up front. I have been pastoring for... Read More
February 10, 2016
| Pieter Niemeyer
With the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process, congregations across Canada were wisely and prudently given seven years to discern the important issues confronting them in an... Read More
January 27, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
The word “saviour” doesn’t often come up in conversation. Could it be that we are not in need of saving? Perhaps we face no imminent danger. Or perhaps there is nothing in recent... Read More
January 27, 2016
| Tim Froese
“I wonder where my wrapping paper is,” my mother mused. “I know I’m not supposed to go to the attic, but I did. Maybe it’s up there.” (The attic is a garage loft, accessible by a... Read More
January 27, 2016
| Melissa Miller
There once was a congregation called Peach Blossom Community Church. It was approaching the end of the year with a significant financial shortfall, needing $60,000 to meet its... Read More
January 27, 2016
| Darren Pries-Klassen
I’ve had a number of conversations recently where the topic of truth has come up. Without exception, someone inevitably says, “There is no truth with a capital T. You have your... Read More
January 27, 2016
| Troy Watson
“We know that the North American context and culture, and Christianity within it, is in the midst of immense change. Conversations with and feedback from hundreds of our... Read More
January 13, 2016
| Dick Benner, Editor/Publisher
When I was a kid, I took great pride in taking the dimes that I earned from my paper route and placing them in the dime cards that we received from our denominational mission... Read More
January 13, 2016
| David Martin
Just before midnight on Dec. 29, with our little ones nestled snug in their beds, the earth shook. While earthquakes happen all the time—there were more than 40 in Canada in the... Read More
January 13, 2016
| Phil Wagler

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