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We are lucky. Supporters of Canadian Mennonite are thoughtful individuals, who share an interest in faith-based journalism and are committed to building a better future. Often... Read More
September 22, 2022 |

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In Ethiopia, almost every Mennonite church has an evangelist; in fact, there are more evangelists than pastors. Having so many evangelists has formed the church to be very outward... Read More
August 25, 2022 | Joanne De Jong

George Epp lives and blogs in Rosthern, Sask.

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life... Read More
July 21, 2022 | George Epp

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During the month of June, many churches will celebrate Pride Month as a way to honor the presence, gifts and leadership of LGBTQIA2+ people within their communities. There are... Read More
June 2, 2022 | Katie Graber and Anneli Loepp Thiessen

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When my friend Azkaa contacted me about the possibility of an interfaith community Iftar in the heart of downtown Edmonton, where Mennonites would contribute “Mennonite cookies”... Read More
May 5, 2022 | Suzanne Gross

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Mention “The Mennonite Game” in Anabaptist circles and you’ll be met with a variety of responses — a knowing chuckle, the rolling of eyes, a blank stare. Many cradle Mennonites,... Read More
March 10, 2022 | Laura Pauls-Thomas

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God of hope, we pray to you when hope is scarce as our world convulses with the horror of war. You alone know the extent of the crimes committed in Ukraine: the people murdered,... Read More
February 24, 2022 | Carol Penner

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As protests continue in our nation’s capital, there are many things I would like to see less of (intimidation and hate symbols, for instance), but there are also a few things I... Read More
February 10, 2022 | Anthony G. Siegrist

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My mom worked hard to make Christmas happy and special for me, but it wasn’t easy. My family was what I would now understand as extremely marginalized, and we experienced the kind... Read More
December 23, 2021 | Roxanne Wright

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“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14) Our world is weary. Throughout the past year many people have lost hope because of unprecedented... Read More
December 9, 2021 | Anne Herridge

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One of my earliest memories is singeing my eyelashes while blowing out an Advent candle. I distinctly remember standing at the crate that served as our coffee table, leaning in to... Read More
November 25, 2021 | Talashia Keim Yoder

‘The Curious Garden’ has been a helpful book for Kari Miller as she navigates education around the climate emergency and ponders what action will come from COP26. (Photo courtesy of Kari Miller)

Truth be told, I am nervous to attend COP26. Many reports on social media are declaring this climate summit to be of absolute importance, that the state of the global climate... Read More
November 11, 2021 | Kari Miller

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Over the course of the pandemic, I have noticed a bit of a shift in my “homiletical disposition.” I’ve been talking an awful lot about forgiveness, grace and mercy. I’ve been... Read More
September 30, 2021 | Ryan Dueck

MaryLou Driedger’s grandmother, furthest to the left, sits with her sisters on the women’s side of the church. (Photo courtesy of MaryLou Driedger)

The church denomination to which I belong, Mennonite Church Canada, invites women to be leaders in every area of its congregational life. My church has two ordained female pastors... Read More
September 2, 2021 | MaryLou Driedger

A woman watches the sun set over the St. Lawrence River at Bic National Park in Quebec. (Photo by Alain Bonnardeaux/Unsplash)

A couple of weeks ago my family and I needed to get out of the house. Since we live on the southern edge of Ottawa, it doesn’t take us long to drive down to the St. Lawrence River... Read More
August 5, 2021 | Anthony G. Siegrist

Father Emmanuel Katongole, pictured here in 2020, overlooking the Bethany Land Institute Campus in Nandere, Uganda, where he serves as co-founder and President. (Photo courtesy of Father Emmanuel Katongole)

Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic crippled the strongest economies around the world and caused countries to flounder. Yet, for many countries, hope is around the corner,... Read More
July 22, 2021 | Emmanuel Katongole

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If you are anything like me, you are missing singing hymns as a congregation during this pandemic. Hymns are such a vital part of expressing our faith. We find comfort in the... Read More
July 8, 2021 | Kate Strathdee

'The Coming Spring' by artist Gordon Reeve is part of Reconciliation Circle in Saskatoon’s Victoria Park. This commemorative artwork was erected in 2018 in response to the TRC’s Calls to Action. (MCC photo by Randy Klassen)

For the past 25 years, June 21 has been set apart by the Canadian government as National Indigenous Peoples Day (NIPD) as a day to “celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures... Read More
June 24, 2021 | Randy Klassen

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As I read the lectionary texts for this coming Sunday, one theme strikes me as tying all four texts together: things are not as they appear . Reality is often much different than... Read More
June 10, 2021 | Michael Pahl

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In March, my friend and I were fulfilling our duty of cleaning out the Canadian Mennonite University Student Council room when we came across a filing cabinet of school newspapers... Read More
April 15, 2021 | Levi Klassen

“Mark gives us a different take on Jesus’ resurrection than we typically think of…” (Image by dozemode/Pixabay)

In our Holy Week journey toward the cross, we already know that the story ends with the good news of resurrection. But Mark gives us a different take on Jesus’ resurrection than... Read More
April 1, 2021 | Michael Pahl

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Last year at the beginning of Lent I decided that rather than giving something up, I was going to take something on. I would read Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding... Read More
March 18, 2021 | Ryan Dueck

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I grew my first sourdough starter in a Nutella jar in Switzerland in April 2020. I am one of those people who started making sourdough bread this year and I’ll own that. Bread-... Read More
March 4, 2021 | Louisa Adria

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My wife and I live in a triplex in the Montréal borough of Hochelaga, in the eastern part of the island. One of our sons, who does not live with us, usually leaves his bicycle, as... Read More
February 18, 2021 | Daniel Genest

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In an Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary course for worship leaders engaging the new Voices Together hymnal, we were asked to consider the following question for an assignment... Read More
February 4, 2021 | Megan Ramer and Beth Peachey