Earlier this month, I had the chance to attend a graduate student conference at Conrad Grebel College, hosted by the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (the “Mennonite club” of... Read More
August 30, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
El Shaddai repeats an older command to fill the earth, to spread out. But it’s like the humans have no ears – again they come together in direct obedience to El Shaddai’s command... Read More
August 29, 2011 | Paul Loewen
My life is about to change in what I hope is a drastic way. I am about to move into a house with five other people. This in and of itself is not a new thing in my life, as I have... Read More
August 25, 2011 | Adam Klassen
What would you say if I told you that beauty is a peace issue? It seems bizarre, I know, but I’ll try to explain how I got to this point. If one reflects on the extremes to which... Read More
August 22, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
It has been a few weeks since twenty of our church’s youth and young adults headed three hours north to a place called Matheson Island, but the memories are still fresh in my mind... Read More
August 12, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
In her 1975 book, New Woman/New Earth , theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether wrote, “The ecological factor will be built into consumer products in some trivial way and then sold... Read More
August 12, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
What’s Behind the Label? Food. It’s what sustains us, nurtures us, and gives us life. It gives us strength, energy, and for some, the will to live another day. But where does this... Read More
August 4, 2011 | Jessica Buhler
*Note: The majority of this is an excerpt from a sermon I preached at Hillside Community Church in Morden, MB on the Sunday of July 31, 2011, though the end is different... Read More
August 1, 2011 | Adam Klassen
From my perch in the cement gazebo in Nazinga, the early morning sun shines on my face. I crunch my granola and sip my Lipton tea happily, waiting patiently for the arrival of the... Read More
July 29, 2011 | Jessica Buhler
I have been thinking about this for a long time, and the recent terrorist attack in Norway and militia banning the WFP in Somalia has finally pushed me over the edge. It’s time to... Read More
July 29, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
There were two days last May when the same baby made the cover of my local newspaper, The Toronto Star (May 21st and 25th, 2011). The story was a provocative one which has since... Read More
July 23, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Part 2... The story progresses.Read More
July 23, 2011 | Paul Loewen
"By embracing what they had most wanted to avoid they gained what their hearts yearned for" - Yearning for Home The title captured my attention first. Wandering through the stacks... Read More
July 21, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
I am fairly certain we were not supposed to see it, and I am even less sure I'm supposed to talk about it. But I feel it is a story that needs to be shared, so share it I will. In... Read More
July 18, 2011 | Adam Klassen
Part 1 There are three requirements for “heaven,” or “perfection,” as we understand it: God’s people, in God’s place, underRead More
July 17, 2011 | Paul Loewen
As a point of clarification I wrote this post before I realized that fellow CM blogger Paul Loewen is the son of Arvid Loewen (see below post ). So I welcome any clarifications... Read More
July 15, 2011 | David Driedger
“What we need is a sign, people don’t even know we exist.” That was a sentiment stressed by several of our church members at a recent visioning meeting. Our church is going... Read More
July 15, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
Biking 20 out of every 24 hours, sleeping only 2 hours. What does it take to get across the country in record time? My dad's an ultra-marathon cyclist. In this sport, everything... Read More
July 11, 2011 | Paul Loewen
As we all know, technology has become increasingly common in our everyday lives: many of us spend many hours a day in front of a computer, or carry a phone or other device... Read More
July 8, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I spend much of my time in the company of a beautiful man. Dark flawless skin, friendly eyes, gentle composure. Not only do I think he is beautiful, but on several occasions he... Read More
June 30, 2011 | Jessica Buhler
Once again we as Canadians are able to send and receive mail by regular post and the story of this labour dispute will likely fade from our newspaper pages. For me, this is... Read More
June 30, 2011 | Will Loewen
As a youth pastor (and young adult), I am constantly trying to keep up with today’s ever changing pop culture, as the youth in our youth group are totally immersed in it. Knowing... Read More
June 30, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
The old joke goes: Mennonites don't have sex because it might lead to dancing. I recently was at a birthday party for some friends of mine, held at a club. This brought to mind an... Read More
June 28, 2011 | Adam Klassen
Well, it’s begun: wedding season is upon us. I think I’ve received invitations to seven weddings happening this summer. Maybe because of all these weddings, as well as all the... Read More
June 15, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
The "new" science of love, she calls it. Well, I wouldn't say it's so new, except in perhaps in western scientific knowledge. There's nothing much new that she said. It's just... Read More
June 15, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk