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Humans have a long history of elevating knowledge over trust. Consider Adam and Eve. They had God’s full attention and companionship—and Eden—but they couldn’t resist the off-... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Deborah Froese
Theology, Spirituality Approaching the Divine: Signs and Symbols of the Christian Faith . Margaret Loewen Reimer. CMU Press, 2017, 96 pages. This book explores the history and... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Focus On Books & Resources | Barb Draper
Justin Rempel has been making up stories ever since he learned to write. The animals on his parents’ hobby farm near Gretna, Man., and the stories he heard while attending Sunday... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Ask Andrea De Avila when she first wanted to become a pastor and her answer is simple: “I didn’t.” While studying at Hesston College in Kansas, and Eastern Mennonite University (... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Ana (not her real name), came to Ecuador from Medellin, Colombia, in 2016 after escaping from paramilitaries who had taken and kept her hostage for two years. She was subjected to... Read More
October 17, 2017 | Web First | Daniela Sánchez and Alexandra Meneses
The entire run of the Mennonite Historical Bulletin is now available online. Over the summer, the Mennonite Church USA Archives collaborated with Goshen College’s Mennonite... Read More
October 17, 2017 | Web First |
Ana Laizer is a grade nine student in Longido, Tanzania, and she dreams of going to university to become a successful businesswoman. For many girls Laizer’s age, this dream might... Read More
October 16, 2017 | Web First | Rachel Bergen
“It’s taken us four hundred years to get to here,” said Drew Hart at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate’s 2017 Spiritual Emphasis Week, held over three days in late September 2017. The... Read More
October 16, 2017 | Web First | Dave Rogalsky
It’s harvest time on the Prairies for farmers on their combines, and this year for members of Mennonite Church Saskatchewan as they met for their second Refresh, Refocus, Renew... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Hoffnungsfelder Mennonite Church has a new name. Now known as Fields of Hope Mennonite Church, the congregation once met in three neighbouring communities: Glenbush, Rabbit Lake... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Donna Schulz
Twelve years ago, Conrad Grebel University College planted a black walnut tree and erected a sign marking the 200th anniversary of the arrival in 1805 of the first Mennonite... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the World | Dave Rogalsky
“Walk the talk of nation to nation. Implement the declaration!” More than a hundred people chanted these words as they walked for Indigenous rights in Winnipeg, situated on Treaty... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the World | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
Like Canada, China is facing an aging population. There is a growing need for elder-care homes, as families shift away from the cultural norm of taking care of their aging loved... Read More
October 4, 2017 | God at work in the World | Anita Bergen, Cameron Nicolle
At Conrad Grebel University College, parents of prospective peace and conflict studies (PACS) students often ask, “What kind of job will my child get after graduation?” What we... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Focus On Education | Kelly Brown
Mennonite institutions endure based on the hard work and dedication of those who believe in their impact on individuals and the broader community. On Jan. 31, 2018, Rockway... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Focus On Education | David Lobe
Ten graduate students, including five Canadian Mennonite University students, gathered on the campus of Bluffton University for a week in August for the fourth annual... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Focus On Education |
I graduated from Mennonite Collegiate Institute (MCI) in Gretna, Man., in 2016, and it is where I first learned to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is exposure, letting our true self... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Focus On Education | Isaac Schlegel
In addition to faculty and staff, student council members can play a key role in shaping campus life at colleges and universities. By advocating for their peers, planning social... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Gil Dueck doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all plan for how churches can better engage with the young adults in their congregations, but he has some ideas. While questions about “how... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Young Voices | Aaron Epp
Haiti Osa Jonmarits and his family were awakened in the middle of the night as water rushed into their mud-and-stone house on the mountains of La Chapelle, Haiti, and covered them... Read More
October 3, 2017 | Web First |
Should hymns be sung in their original form or should they be updated? This is a more complicated question than it may seem. Take “Be Thou My Vision,” for instance. Hymnal... Read More
October 3, 2017 | Web First | Katie Graber
More than 20,000 people attended the annual Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) British Columbia Festival for World Relief over two days in mid-September at the Abbotsford TRADEX,... Read More
October 3, 2017 | Web First |
Serving communion at the 16th Biennial Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) was a profoundly humbling experience for Willard Metzger. “I felt as though... Read More
October 3, 2017 | Web First | Deborah Froese
As the General Board of Mennonite Church Canada anticipates potential change following the Special Assembly, we are reminded of things done, and not done. We are deeply aware of... Read More
September 29, 2017 | Web First | Mennonite Church Canada General Board
After 71 years of faithful service, Riverdale Mennonite Church closed its doors on Aug. 31, 2017. The building is being taken over by the Berean Community Church, which assumed... Read More
September 20, 2017 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky

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