The following is an outline of a piece that I would someday like to write. Beginning with the conviction that robust concrete practices require theoretical backing, the... Read More
September 19, 2012 | Max Kennel
For those of you who may know me, you know that my roots are pure prairies --- something I am proud of. While I do struggle with aspects, one thing I can always count on is the... Read More
September 18, 2012 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
If you’ve been reading my blog since last year, you might remember my first article on technology, which was part interview, part opinion piece. I thought I’d revisit the topic... Read More
September 17, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
NARPI stands for Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute and is run through collaboration among several organizations across South Korea, Japan, and China. Their goal is... Read More
September 7, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
It took two weeks and some intense times together, but by the second "cultural night" of NARPI (Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute), groups were no longer isolated by... Read More
September 6, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
My friend once wrote me an email, saying that she had been praying for me. While she had been praying for me, she saw a vision, and wrote to share it with me She saw a picture of... Read More
September 3, 2012 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
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