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In 9th grade I took an art class, mostly to fulfill my Arts requirement. It turns out I could have waited until the 11th grade when I took Drama, which would have given me the... Read More
November 25, 2010 | Will Loewen
As part of the annual Augsburger Lecture Series at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Ched Myers and Elaine Enns spoke on " The Personal and Political Dimensions of Conversion:... Read More
November 24, 2010 | Cheryl Woelk
My wife and I recently purchased our first home. The house is located in a neighbourhood of Winnipeg in which I have spent the vast majority of my adult Manitoba life. Moving back... Read More
November 16, 2010 | David Driedger
I'm usually not one for a ton of sentimentality, but bear with me a little. Many people like to complain about where they live, whether it be because of rain, cold, snow, heat, or... Read More
November 13, 2010 | Paul Loewen
It is probably clear from my last post that I don't have a tonne of respect for the theology of Franklin Graham. While I probably agree with him on most points of Christianity, I... Read More
November 2, 2010 | Will Loewen
It seems that Money is an interesting topic. Perhaps we could go on forever on this subject. David mentioned in his previous post about a Money Mart moving into his neighborhood... Read More
November 1, 2010 | Paul Loewen
I have been reading a very illuminating work by Franco Berardi entitled The Soul at Work: From Alienation to Autonomy . The title will be somewhat misleading for a Christian... Read More
October 28, 2010 | David Driedger
Since Winnipeg has experienced (until now) an exceptionally warm October (still cracking double digits!) I have tended to wander a little outside during my lunch break. Yesterday... Read More
October 28, 2010 | David Driedger
Should a church parking lot be full of $50,000 cars? Someone once said that it was wrong for Christians to own vehicles of that value. On the one hand, I don't own a $50,000 car... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Paul Loewen
Leaf blowers are everything that is wrong with this world. Let me back that statement up. Jeanette and I are spending our first Fall in a house. When we lived in our apartment, we... Read More
October 18, 2010 | Paul Loewen
The first time I ever visited the Sky Dome, I mean Rogers Centre, it was for a Billy Graham crusade. I walked right onto the field, ran onto the bases, and then took a seat for... Read More
October 18, 2010 | Will Loewen
I'm trying to be less critical. Lately, I've noticed my tendency to critique everything. From the beginning. Often before I even have enough information to properly critique. I... Read More
October 6, 2010 | Cheryl Woelk
I'm looking forward to the upcoming issue of the Canadian Mennonite where some attention will be given to the life and work of former Conrad Grebel University College professor A... Read More
September 23, 2010 | Will Loewen
Do we care too much about creation? To continue what I said last week, there are all kinds of good things that can separate us from God. It still is strange to me that Paul would... Read More
September 23, 2010 | Paul Loewen
I first heard of Nel Noddings in a class on "Social and Ethical Issues in Education." Her comments on the ethics of care, that is, putting caring first in ethical decision-making... Read More
September 15, 2010 | Cheryl Woelk
Life is a good thing. I don't think there's anyone who would argue that. In the beginning, God created life. In fact, given that there are plenty of potential times I probably... Read More
September 13, 2010 | Paul Loewen
For anyone following U.S. media, it would seem that there is a divide between Christians and Muslims that has lead to violence in the past and will inevitably lead to more. This... Read More
September 10, 2010 | Cheryl Woelk
Romans 8:38–39 pro­vides a list of all kinds of things. You’re prob­a­bly famil­iar with it. It goes some­thing along these lines, “Nei­ther A nor B, nei­ther C nor D, nei­ther E... Read More
September 6, 2010 | Paul Loewen
At the cor­ner of St. James St and Portage Ave in Win­nipeg is a build­ing which has pro­vided the can­vas for some mas­sive murals for Win­nipeg Hydro. As I passed by the mural... Read More
September 5, 2010 | David Driedger
After the sum­mer of peo­ple com­ing and going, hol­i­days, and uncer­tain sched­ules, we finally returned to wor­ship. Although it felt strange com­ing back up the hill after so... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Cheryl Woelk
Do you know Bradley Manning? And no, he is not related to Preston. Some would argue he is a new American military hero. Some would argue he is a traitor. We have no idea how the... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Will Loewen
I’d like to con­tinue to add to last week’s post. There I made the point that, although we are cer­tainly using tech­nol­ogy more and more for com­mu­ni­ca­tion, human beings will... Read More
August 31, 2010 | Paul Loewen
There’s some­thing about being in God’s cre­ation that seems to stretch time. I feel a sense of abun­dance and re-connection with the Cre­ator of all. Time taken in rest, away... Read More
August 30, 2010 | Cheryl Woelk
Let’s face it, we all use tech­nol­ogy. The fact that we’re read­ing from oth­ers on a blog is evi­dence to that fact. Jeanette and I use email as our pri­mary com­mu­ni­ca­tion... Read More
August 22, 2010 | Paul Loewen
I will be sub­mit­ting a shorter review for print but any­one inter­ested can read a longer engage­ment with a great new col­lec­tion put out by CMU Press, The Gift of Dif­fer­... Read More
August 10, 2010 | David Driedger

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