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
In our home, we discovered a new favourite fusion dish. In a surprisingly tasty combination,we ate Pflinzen and Chapjae together. Pflinzen is a food from the Russian Mennonite... Read More
November 27, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
How much do I know? Not very much, I suspect. While I was getting my B.A. I often felt that I was only learning enough to know how much I do not know. For every text I could point... Read More
November 23, 2011 | Adam Klassen
In his book entitled Prayer, Phillip Yancey compares the way we come to the Lord in prayer to the way in which toddlers approach their parents. Yancey says that if we were to ask... Read More
November 17, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
As someone who’s been a university student for almost a decade, I may not be an authority on money (considering that I’ve never really had any), or the economy more generally. But... Read More
November 15, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
I remember once thinking that it would be fantastic if we could travel faster than the speed of light. If we could do that, we could theoretically go back in time. I wondered... Read More
November 14, 2011 | Paul Loewen
Today during a field trip with the Intensive English Program at Eastern Mennonite University, the staff had some miscommunication. The resulting disorganization didn't cause any... Read More
November 3, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
I do not know if this story is true, though it may be. And it does not matter if it is. For the one who told it to me it is true, that I do believe. Frank was a frightening man to... Read More
November 1, 2011 | Adam Klassen
Having spent most of my life in Winnipeg, a city of about 750 thousand which apparently has as prolific an arts scene as a city of several million people, I’ve developed a great... Read More
October 31, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Throughout all these centuries, El Shaddai dropped hints about who was coming. “There is a king,” he said, “That will reign forever in my kingdom.” And who else to reign as El... Read More
October 24, 2011 | Paul Loewen
I can understand how the underground can inspire a song. Or this Winnipeg underground at least. Suites attempt to pass by the filthy without brushing them with their delicate... Read More
October 23, 2011 | Adam Klassen
(I wrote this as a newsletter article for church. This imagery continues to stick with me and mean a lot to me today.) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of... Read More
October 21, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
I visited Occupy Winnipeg ( FB ) today ( a global movement that spread out from Occupy Wall St ).Read More
October 20, 2011 | David Driedger
Is it just me, or are women under a lot of pressure in our society these days? In my last article, I talked about some of the current issues surrounding masculinity, so this time... Read More
October 18, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
The October 3rd print edition of the Canadian Mennonite contans two articles related to the return of professional hockey to the city of Winnipeg. They can be read here and here... Read More
October 18, 2011 | Will Loewen
Do you think Tina Fey is funny? How about the recent hit movie Bridesmaids, which was written by women, for women and has many "funny" women in it's cast? Well if you do, then... Read More
October 12, 2011 | Will Loewen
One of my favourite things about the popular T.V. show Mad Men is its fascinating portrayal of how gender was understood in the 1960s. For the most part, the ideal men’s and women... Read More
October 5, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Another realization on the walk of faith: We all have that annoying friend. Not the one that whines too much or the one that cancels plans last minute, but the one who is annoying... Read More
September 30, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
Since the 1960s, Mennonite novels and poetry have graced the Canadian literary scene. Writers such as Rudy Wiebe, Miriam Toews, Sarah Klassen, and Patrick Friesen, to name just a... Read More
September 20, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
El Shaddai’s land is coming, and the people are moving that way. They enter the land, El Shaddai making it absolutely clear that it wasn’t through their power but through his. But... Read More
September 19, 2011 | Paul Loewen