'There’s a certain openness that’s necessary for a relationship to develop,' Susie Guenther Loewen writes.

For this month, it being Valentine’s Day and all, I’d like to focus on sexuality – and no, this isn’t just a cheap gimmick to try to increase my readership! The truth is, the... Read More
February 8, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
For the last two weeks, Terrell and I have been glued to the TV watching the Australian Open. We love tennis, and especially like to watch newbie Milos Raonic setting records as... Read More
January 31, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
I am often jealous of people who believe they know exactly what the Bible says about a certain topic. They see the Bible’s words as rigid truth and that is the end of discussion... Read More
January 31, 2012 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
*Note: This is adapted from a sermon I preached at Hope Mennonite Church on January 22, 2012. It is based on the hymn text Strong Son of God, immortal Love, which can be found... Read More
January 30, 2012 | Adam Klassen
*Note: This is adapted from a sermon I preached at Hope Mennonite Church on January 22, 2012. It is based on the hymn text Strong Son of God, immortal Love, which can be found... Read More
January 26, 2012 | Adam Klassen
Attending an ecumenical theological school has taught me a lot about how different Christian denominations view the Bible, since Christians, along with Muslims and Jews, are known... Read More
January 17, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
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January 8, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
A new year begins. It's such an exciting and fun time of the year. So many expectations, plan, and ideas for how the year will go. It always ends up completely different. Sure... Read More
January 7, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
During our trip to Canada for the Christmas break, I was surprised how many times I heard the same story. It goes something like this: They are trying to get us not to say "Merry... Read More
January 6, 2012 | Cheryl Woelk
From what I know about pastoral ministry, I think I can honestly say that it’s one of the most challenging jobs out there. In our denomination, where the emphasis is on... Read More
January 6, 2012 | Susie Guenther Loewen
It was the end of the work day and I had been forced into taking the bus. A nicely spectacular winter related wipe out had incapacitated my bicycle, leaving me with a strained... Read More
January 1, 2012 | Adam Klassen
If you’re looking for conversation starters this week, try asking people if they’re making any New Year’s resolutions. People will generally respond in a few different ways. The... Read More
December 31, 2011 | Will Loewen
The Christmas season has officially come and gone and if you are like me you likely spent much time eating, shopping, giving or receiving, visiting, singing and worshipping. You... Read More
December 30, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
A highlight of the worship on the fourth Sunday of Advent for me was the children's story. Well, actually, after the children's story when the storyteller asked four of the... Read More
December 24, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
Sitting with the sadness. The third advent's theme was "Sadness Changes to Gladness." The part that is so hard to swallow, though, is that "changing to gladness" doesn't... Read More
December 24, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
Recently I was reading an excerpt from Tim Loder’s prayer book 'Guerrillas of Grace.' Oh Lord, deepen my wounds into wisdom; shape my weaknesses into compassion; gentle my envy... Read More
December 22, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
I'm a reader. I've always been a reader. From as far back as I can remember I read a lot of books and anything I can get my hands on. It's no surprise, then, that probably the... Read More
December 19, 2011 | Paul Loewen
At this time of year, we focus on Jesus’ birth, on the event of God becoming incarnate and enfleshed as a tiny baby. One of the main characters in this story is of course Mary,... Read More
December 17, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I did not like Bob Dylan the first time I heard him. Or the second. Or the third. What I heard when I listened to Dylan was simplistic chord structures, obvious social or... Read More
December 13, 2011 | Adam Klassen
Second Advent comes. We wait. We ponder the wilderness. Are we driven to this wilderness, chased by the attackers of fear, wrong decision, and unknown future? Or are we called to... Read More
December 5, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
I wrote this post about community long before I heard the research. But now it's neurologically true - community makes things easier. During the attachment conference at Eastern... Read More
December 4, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
I’m a third-generation thrift shopper. It’s one of my favourite things to do on a day off – just to walk over to the thrift store, and take a look at what they’ve got this time (... Read More
December 2, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I had an interesting cultural experience last week. Visiting friends for the U.S . thanksgiving holiday, we were invited to accompany them on a late night / early morning shopping... Read More
November 29, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
Whenever I don’t feel like doing a chore that I need to do, music has always helped me accomplish the task. In Jr. High, I LOVED cleaning my room, because I would put on my... Read More
November 28, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
With the first Sunday of advent come the simple little changes that I have come to make to mark this season as set apart. Placing candles on the table, shifting devotionals from... Read More
November 27, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk