Since we’re getting near the end of wedding season (which has been far less hectic for me this year – I was only invited to one wedding!), I thought I’d bring up this topic again... Read More
August 31, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I believe that one of the great joys in life is meeting strangers. Sometimes strangers are kindred spirits. Sometimes strangers are a window from a world you don’t understand, but... Read More
August 30, 2012 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Akido is sometimes described as a nonviolent martial art . At the Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute in Hiroshima, Japan, I had the privilege of learning a bit from a... Read More
August 24, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
It's hard to hear the stories. The images are sickening. My imagination cannot grasp the kind of suffering the people of Hiroshima endured and even survived. My faith in humanity... Read More
August 17, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
I’ve been impressed with the campaign begun earlier this summer by several Canadian Mennonite University and Canadian School of Peacebuilding students in response to the... Read More
August 16, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
While studying in Harrisonburg, Virginia, I was fortunate to have work on campus. What I didn't realize when taking the job that I would have an ethical dilemma. If I received a... Read More
August 16, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
While living in the United States, I thought a lot about J. Nelson Kraybill's " Apocalypse and Allegiance: Worship, Politics, and Devotion in the Book of Revelation " and I've... Read More
August 14, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
Mountaintop removal. Tar sands. Mass destruction of earth and creation for sake of getting at the coal and oil underground. While there are inevitably complexities for each... Read More
August 5, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
Since I no longer live in one of the Mennonite “centres” like Winnipeg and Waterloo, I find myself sometimes feeling cut off from the larger Mennonite church. Earlier this month,... Read More
July 28, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
A statement made by Mennonite Church Manitoba’s Executive Director Ken Warkentin concluding a recent Canadian Mennonite piece “ We’re Sorry ” caught me off guard. In it he took,... Read More
July 27, 2012 | David Driedger
As someone in my late 20s, I don’t really consider myself a “young adult” anymore, yet I keep encountering that ambiguous label. In a recent CBC Doc Zone documentary about young... Read More
July 20, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I wanted to share something in my sermon this Sunday that reflected my experience at Assembly 2012. I decided to reflect on the two passages that conclude Being a Faithful Church... Read More
July 20, 2012 | David Driedger
The time has come to move again . We were in Harrisonburg, Virginia longer than I thought we would be, and it's been good. But the end always comes and somehow we say goodbye... Read More
July 20, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
Having reviewed two albums from talented American Christian groups I feel it is high time I move North of the border. Canada has a number of accomplished and excellent Christian... Read More
June 30, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
The next album under review comes from one of the most popular Christian groups of the last decade. Though they recently played their last show together as a group, the David... Read More
June 30, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
I’ve listened to quite a few sermons in my lifetime, and have crafted and preached a dozen or so myself, too. They’re usually the part of worship that I most look forward to: they... Read More
June 28, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how the ideas of service and hospitality play out in our society – namely, in the so-called “service” or “hospitality industry” of restaurants,... Read More
June 15, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
"The Wounded Heart of God: The Asian Concept of Han and the Christian Doctrine of Sin" by Andrew Sung Park is not light bedtime reading. Yet, I think this is one of the most... Read More
June 12, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
Now that I've finished my master's in Education and a certificate in Peacebuilding from a Mennonite university, I suppose I should know something about Anabaptist education. In... Read More
June 9, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
I’ll admit it – I am a huge choir nerd. I absolutely love choir concerts and choral music in general. I don’t know how I came to be this way. I mean, I have always loved a large... Read More
May 31, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
He poured the bowl full of water, then held it out, balanced on his palm, fingers angled down and away from the thick bronze base. Slowly, he moved the wooden mallet around the... Read More
May 31, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
In my last post I was pushing towards more care in how we articulate possible notions of faithfulness tied up in practices intimately linked with having a social awareness and... Read More
May 24, 2012 | David Driedger
I was walking through my university campus a few weeks ago, when I noticed something rather chilling. The campus is littered with war memorials, honouring the dead Canadian... Read More
May 22, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
In my last post, entitled “In Defense of Christian Contemporary Music” I gave my opinion and perspective on Christian pop, rock and worship music. I also promised to review... Read More
May 18, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
A number of blogs that I follow push back (most recently here ) pretty hard against a type of personal activism that ends up creating a structure a moral evaluation with no sense... Read More
May 16, 2012 | David Driedger