I’ve been getting the feeling lately that we’re not asking ourselves this question very often, if at all. In our society, Christianity and “family values” are understood as... Read More
May 9, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I have been a walker for years now. I remember it beginning in high school. Whenever I needed time to think I would walk. They need not be long walks, though some went on for... Read More
April 30, 2012 | Adam Klassen
I have a confession; my contemporary Christian music library is huge. Christian pop, rock and worship can all be found in abundance in our apartment. Why is it a confession for a... Read More
April 27, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
I have never quite known what to do with Earth Day. “Ever” is perhaps a bit of a strong word. Up until six or seven years ago I did not even know it existed. True, the United... Read More
April 24, 2012 | Adam Klassen
I have never quite known what to do with Earth Day. “Ever” is perhaps a bit of a strong word. Up until six or seven years ago I did not even know it existed. True, the United... Read More
April 24, 2012 | Adam Klassen
I’ve mentioned before that I enjoy collaging (collage-ing?), which I guess makes me an amateur collageur (collage-ist?). Anyway, I like to cut up colourful papers and glue them... Read More
April 20, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
“We look for the resurrection of the dead.” (Nicene Creed) “It was always the broken hand we learned to lean on after all.” (Sam Beam, Iron and Wine, “Innocent Bones”) In the past... Read More
April 13, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Arianna Huffington claims that a big problem for women (and men, although she's focused especially on women) is that we don't get enough sleep. She even offered a challenge in... Read More
April 12, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
I once heard a story about the influential biblical scholar Brevard Childs. A student asked him how to become a better interpreter of the Bible. Childs's response, as it was told... Read More
April 10, 2012 | David Driedger
Easter this year felt special. I guess it does every year, but I thought a lot this Lent and Easter season about the meaning of all of this in a way that I haven't before. In our... Read More
April 9, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
Two women, working as "maids" in 1960's segregated southern United States, cross racial lines to take a risk in telling their stories to an eager young writer. Watching " The Help... Read More
April 4, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
Our newborn King lies in a manger bed Swaddled in clothes, by his mother lain, Soon to wear a crown of thorns upon his head. A jealous king desired to see him dead, Command that... Read More
April 1, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
These days, you might see more people wearing hooded sweatshirts than normal. You might see more people eating Skittles than normal. If you notice this, don't feel intimidated. If... Read More
March 30, 2012 | Will Loewen
A book study I am a part of is reading James Bryan Smith’s 'The Good and Beautiful Community.' In a chapter entitled 'the serving community' Smith all too quickly mentions a... Read More
March 30, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
"When you being to see nature as a mentor rather than a warehouse, your emotions to the rest of the natural world become one of respect." This quote comes from a unique... Read More
March 27, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
What does the cross mean to you (if it means anything)? I’ve heard this question asked a few times recently, and have been surprised at some of the answers. For some, you see, the... Read More
March 23, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I have come to expect that the people I invite over to my house may feel uncomfortable doing so. This is not surprising as even until recently my street in particular has made it... Read More
March 13, 2012 | David Driedger
One of the privileges of doing a Ph.D. is that you get plenty of time (I’m talking a decade) to think about the meaning of work. In our society, it seems, work is synonymous with... Read More
March 8, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I am not entirely sure how my recent piece in CM will be received with respect to church authority. The basic point of the column was draw attention to both the conflicting or... Read More
March 1, 2012 | David Driedger
Perhaps this is a little late for the Canadian context, as most (all?) of the occupy settlements in this country have been removed. But I thought I would share a poem I wrote... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Adam Klassen
This past weekend I attended the MCM Leadership Seminar with other pastor’s in our province. Willard Metzger was our speaker and in his opening session he recapped some Anabaptist... Read More
February 28, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been giving a lot of thought to questions about sexuality since the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly last summer, where it was decided that the... Read More
February 21, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
“Clinical depression is not just unhappiness, it’s a mood disorder, but more than half of us still believe it is a weakness not a sickness.” - Michael Landsberg in Darkness and... Read More
February 20, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
In the house that I am living in we have been trying to find times where we can worship together. When this group of people came together we were looking to be more than roommates... Read More
February 20, 2012 | Adam Klassen
It's been a while since I've shown up on the CM blog, and I apologize for that. Life has been busy, and for a while it felt like I was posting too frequently. When I was a kid, I... Read More
February 14, 2012 | Paul Loewen