What does cross-cultural learning have to do with our faith? I believe it's at the heart of the good news that Jesus taught and lived: Reconciliation with God and reconciliation... Read More
July 28, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
“When unbelievers lead the way in inventions and artistic expression, its because the church has embraced a false kind of spirituality” --- Pastor Bill Johnson, of Redding,... Read More
July 25, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
A mini-retreat this week for me, with a couple nights spent at a local camp while my spouse leads the Bible time. Good time for reflection, writing, thinking, reading scripture,... Read More
July 25, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
We Shall Remain is the title of a documentary series by PBS. We watched a few of the episodes while living in Virginia, where we heard very little of indigenous people, culture,... Read More
July 21, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
My hand rested on the shelf of books and I looked at the title of the volume under my palm. It was the same book that I'd remembered. Another time, in the same small library, I'd... Read More
July 19, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
One class from my MA studies at Eastern Mennonite University's Center for Justice and Peacebuilding which continues to stick in my mind is a course called "Narrative Negotiation... Read More
July 18, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
A couple of months ago I read a post that had been shared around among some of my Facebook friends. It told the story of a bride-to-be, just moments before her wedding, praying... Read More
July 1, 2013 | Sarah Ens
You might have noticed that my blog posts have been somewhat sporadic over the past months. I do have a reason: my husband and I just had our first child last week. The experience... Read More
June 30, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Two weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Steinbach. As I watched my dad complete the Survivor’s Walk two and a half years after his last... Read More
June 18, 2013 | Sarah Ens
Every once in a while, I’m reminded of forgotten characters from the dusty corners of the biblical narrative, characters we tend not to read or think about much during worship... Read More
June 7, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
There have been more and more suggestions for good Menno blogs - and I really can't decided between them all. So instead of choosing one this week, I'll present you with five... Read More
May 31, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
I caved and bought an iPhone earlier this month. It is shiny and efficient and useful. It’s also a whole lot of fun. Addictive fun. The first game I fell in love with was “Candy... Read More
May 31, 2013 | Sarah Ens
It is easy to imagine angry fundamentalist types in the Middle East. And they most certainly exist- thugs or bigots who grew beards. Faces that never smile. Yet your typical... Read More
May 29, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
I am a complainer. I almost always feel cold, hungry or tired—sometimes all three at once—and I am almost always vocal about it. Most of the time, unfortunately, I don’t even... Read More
May 29, 2013 | Sarah Ens
Living in a Muslim country has been an amazing experience. The Islamic world had long-fascinated me as something so strange and different from my own context. I would often wonder... Read More
May 24, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
I've still this great list of blogs that people have been emailing me! They share some diverse opinions, and I think they are well worth sharing - so get ready for it. May is all... Read More
May 17, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
It has been a busy few weeks with travel, a new set of courses, and the happy arrival of my Uncle Bob and Cousin Jon. Due to all the activity, my body finally wore down a couple... Read More
May 15, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt We are home safe and sound in Egypt after an MCC retreat in Spain. Barcelona is a place we had never imagined we... Read More
May 13, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog, Life in Egypt We are currently on holiday after a wonderful MCC retreat in Barcelona, Spain! It has been a wonderful and... Read More
May 3, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
As some of you will know from a previous post of mine, I enjoy Mennonite literature a great deal, so I was delighted to be able to attend a lecture on Mennonite lit. this past... Read More
April 30, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
My roommate Julia and I like to hold hands. Walking to the bus stop, walking to class, walking to a theatre, mall, or grocery store, we are almost always holding hands. We like it... Read More
April 30, 2013 | Sarah Ens
I am a wonderful time-waster. My skills at procrastinating are top notch. So when exam season again reared it’s so very ugly head this month, I managed to do just about anything... Read More
April 27, 2013 | Sarah Ens
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt Less than a week ago we bid farewell to my parents Tim and Johanna. They came to Egypt for two weeks and saw the... Read More
April 26, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
Hey there readers! In the last few weeks I've received lots of emails and suggestions of blogs to share. It's now time to start passing some of these on so you can explore them... Read More
April 22, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's Blog Life in Egypt We just returned home from Cairo after bidding farewell to Wanda's parents. We enjoyed two wonderful weeks... Read More
April 22, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen