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The subject of masks came up in the adult Sunday school class. Not literal ones, but the invisible ones we wear in an attempt to hide that which we don’t want to be seen. I... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
Elmer Martens, kneeling bottom left, was born in 1930 in Main Centre, Sask. He went on to become a leading authority on the Old Testament. His career was based at Mennonite... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
The king was looking for someone possessing great wisdom to join his council of advisors. So he contacted the elders of the 12 regions of his kingdom and asked them to send their... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank and recognize the generosity of the 835 donors, including 45 new ones, to our 2016 spring and fall fundraising drives that brought a... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Editorial | Dick Benner
How much have funding losses affected Future Directions? We have heard that the Future Directions process came primarily due to funding issues. We have also heard that it was not... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints |
For once, I know what I’m giving up for Lent early this year: social media. I’m writing this column the Monday morning following the annual Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
It has been my experience that the church of Jesus Christ is chock-full of glorious stories of the power and presence of our Lord. It’s also my experience that many of these... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
This photo tells the story of a congregation’s diaspora. The last ältester (ordained elder) of the Chortitza Mennonite Church in Ukraine was Heinrich Winter. The church was the... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
The tension in the room was palpable. High winds and blizzard conditions outside kept some from attending the Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship meeting in Winnipeg (see “Let him... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Reader lauds ‘brilliant’ Christmas feature Re: “ Spirit-heat to thaw your freezing blood ” feature, Dec. 12, 2016, page 4. As my dental hygienist would say: “brilliant!” Thank you... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints |
When we as a church agree to help those in need and place our trust in God, we should anticipate unexpected consequences. As we serve, we might make new friends, learn a new skill... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints | Dan Dyck
I am in my 60s, as are many of my friends. Our parents, if they are living, are in their 80s and 90s, with the accompanying challenges and rewards of that season of life. The... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Many of us are familiar with the the Parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15. There are great lessons in this story about grace and forgiveness, but I’ve never heard it used in the... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
For much of Mennonite history, leaders were called from within the group to serve. This was in addition to working on their own farm or business to pay the bills. One of the... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
How does one define wisdom? It’s difficult to put into words. Herman Hesse, in his classic novel, Siddhartha , writes: “Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
At the end of every year, I get together with a group of friends and we discuss our favourite music that came out in the previous 12 months. As a starting point for the discussion... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Editorial | Aaron Epp
Being pro-Palestinian is not being anti-Jewish Re: “ A better way than BDS? ” letter, Nov. 21, 2016, page 10. One distinction that is often forgotten in discussions about Israel-... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints |
The timing was tight. I had made it to the airport parking lot and was then shuttled to Terminal 1 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to catch my flight to Winnipeg for... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | David Martin
I wonder what it was like to be on the receiving end of those seven letters to the churches named in Revelation 2 and 3. The words of Jesus to fellowships in present-day western... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Frieda Woelk loves to bake. When she gets up in the morning, she thinks, “What can I bake today?” Although she is in her mid-80s and lives in a seniors apartment in the Leamington... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
Cornelius R. Funk shows plant growth in his new home in Menno Colony, Paraguay. In 1926, Funk and 1,785 other Mennonites from Saskatchewan and Manitoba left for Paraguay because... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
We eyed each other’s books and wondered who would ask the “Mennonite” question first. Our names, Donita Wiebe-Neufeld and K.V. Doerksen, were emblazoned across our books ( Thirty... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
For some in Mennonite Church Canada, this might be a frightening time, as the denomination faces an uncertain future. It might be cold comfort, but you are not alone; most... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | John Longhurst
“Jesus calls us to life-long journeys of faith—shaped in part by our age and stage in life. Faith practices are deepest and richest when our Christian community embraces and... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Shirley Stauffer Redekop

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