This post first appeared on Isaac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt Winter has breathed its last breath in Egypt, as recent weather has been unusually warm. While we welcome the... Read More
April 8, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
When I am in Vancouver, I am bad at going to church. I was better last year when my friend Rebecca and I would go, sharing ear buds and listening to One Direction all the way... Read More
April 1, 2013 | Sarah Ens
I think that every season is a time to reflect, and that poetry is a great way to do that. The following poem I love in any season, but particularily at Easter. I want to hear... Read More
March 29, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
When I was in grade 9 or 10 I remember a boy in my class, who wasn’t religious, asking several students if they “supported gay people” or if they thought “being gay was okay”. We... Read More
March 17, 2013 | Sarah Ens
This post first appeared on Issac and Wanda's blog Life in Egypt. Visit the site for a full archive of their posts. Egypt usually appears in the news due to political unrest... Read More
March 16, 2013 | Isaac Friesen and Wanda Wall-Bergen
More stories of the past at Kumomoto . Stories that complex-ify . Japan not as a cohesive, evil, military power all seeking destruction of neighbouring nations, but as a land of... Read More
March 14, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Blame. Hatred. Lament. Ignorance. Shame. Defense. It might just seem like stories of the past, but the struggle for history brings out deep feelings, as I discovered in our visit... Read More
March 10, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
My impression of Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo was a college trying to keep its identity as a Christian college on a growing campus with increasing diversity. They seem to be... Read More
March 3, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
With Christmas having come and gone, I would guess that not many of us are thinking about the “little town” of Bethlehem these days. Even at Christmas-time, many of us probably... Read More
February 28, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
The view was breathtaking. On a clear day, from the 52nd floor, they said we should be able to see Mount Fuji. It was too hazy that day, though. All we could see were the blocks... Read More
February 24, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Last year I had the opportunity to interview numerous people living in intentional communities across Ontario. The following are words of experience and wisdom from people who... Read More
February 21, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Well, I’m back after some time away from this blog, and I must admit, I’ve missed writing and posting here! For my first post back, I thought I’d weigh in on the controversy... Read More
February 21, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
We were on the island! The train had risen about the surface of the water out of the underwater tunnel that had taken us a half hour to traverse. We looked at the rural villages,... Read More
February 19, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Every now and then a familiar story comes to new meaning. A recent re-reading of the story of Bartimaeus in Mark 10:46-52 pushes me into an area of discomfort that challenges my... Read More
February 11, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Last year I had the opportunity to interview numerous people living in intentional communities across Ontario. The following are words of experience and wisdom from people who... Read More
February 8, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Procrastination happens for a reason. A quote I saw once suggested that often, it's because I don't give ourselves enough between projects to fully rest and enjoy the sense of... Read More
February 3, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
In my last post, I wrote about feelings of inadequacy common, in my experience, among university students regarding the world’s “big issues”. I want to focus this post on another... Read More
January 31, 2013 | Sarah Ens
I've been borrowing books from the Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre and highly recommend their "recommended titles." Recently, I finished Emma LaRocque's "When the Other is... Read More
January 27, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Earlier this month we published 'Advocating for the Orphan' The following is more of the extended interview. Enjoy! 1. Basic Bio information - Names/ages of family, church,... Read More
January 18, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
At a seminar on cooperative organizations in Saskatchewan, Harold Chapman, a 93-year-old professor, historian, and writer, told us the history from the inside of his involvement... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Once again I am sitting in The Beanery, a coffee shop about two steps from my apartment, with my roommate and friend Julia, and once again we are discussing what we identify as... Read More
January 15, 2013 | Sarah Ens
"Nowhere to lay his head..." We've been living lightly, moving lightly. Not that it's been a bad experience, but we've been lay our heads down in a variety of places over the last... Read More
January 8, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Meet Kathy Moorhead Thiessen, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. While she may look like your normal mother and wife, this 52 year old from Hope Mennonite Church spends half of her year in... Read More
January 6, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
It was hard to know this Christmas how to hear the familiar story. Every year I look forward to advent, to hearing about Mary and Joseph and the new baby, to reflect again on what... Read More
January 5, 2013 | Cheryl Woelk
Christmas is by now long over and I am, as always, sad about it. I love the candles, the cookies, the darkness complete and frozen outside the window, and the hymns, stuck in my... Read More
December 30, 2012 | Sarah Ens