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
It seems appropriate for my first post to be one of introduction. This way you can get a bit of a sense where I am coming from; of who I am and what I plan to do with this space... Read More
June 14, 2011 | Adam Klassen
I recently made a pact with myself to stop scanning all readers’ comments to online articles. Why? Simply because they always have a way of making me angry. When I read post-game... Read More
June 13, 2011 | Terrell and Janna Wiebe
This spring’s federal election rekindled my interest in Canadian politics after I’d experienced disillusionment with the whole process. Several elections changed nothing and the... Read More
June 13, 2011 | Susie Guenther Loewen
On Feb. 12, 2008, an informal national recruitment day, 30,400 people joined or were forced into the Colombian armed forces. That is 2,533 per hour. In Colombia, it is mandatory... Read More
June 13, 2011 | Jessica Buhler
I hate feeling at the mercy of other specialists. I am not thinking so much about my occasional visit to the doctor’s office. I am thinking particularly of the specialists who... Read More
June 7, 2011 | David Driedger
Sometimes it's not the big things that shake me as much as the little things. The daily worries of house, car, money, food, clothes, family and community relationships. These are... Read More
June 3, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
My wife and I had a baby recently. That is the biggest reason I haven't been on this site to blog lately. Now that it's been a month since his birth, we have to get back to... Read More
June 3, 2011 | Will Loewen
I agree that narrative is a major part of human reality. As Paul Loewen said here , the stories we tell make up our worlds. This can be "our" story which shapes our identity and... Read More
May 31, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
About ten years back I was the caretaker of an apartment block that a church had renovated to provide low-rent stable apartments in Winnipeg's West End. The visionary and work-... Read More
May 26, 2011 | David Driedger
Sometimes I think I need to slow down. What do I mean by this? I mean that life goes very quickly. We rush from one thing to the next, glancing at our watches and depending on the... Read More
May 21, 2011 | Paul Loewen
Winnipeg experienced its tenth homicide last week. The shooting took place around the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation parking lot at Portage and Young. We were likely just... Read More
May 11, 2011 | David Driedger
How resilient are people? Do we really fall apart in every situation of grief? How is it that we can recover from horrendous trauma to life normal lives again? In his book The... Read More
May 9, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
When I went downstairs near the beginning of In-House (our local drop-in) to get the dodgeballs, two young boys were sitting on the stairs outside the washrooms, eating watermelon... Read More
May 5, 2011 | Paul Loewen
Thinking about trauma and how it impacts our lives, I begin to see it everywhere. Is everything a story of something whole becoming broken, and seeking to become whole again? Is... Read More
April 26, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
I just read through my "morning pages," looking for nuggets to blog about and ripping out pages to shred. "Morning pages" come from a class I took last year. It focused on "... Read More
April 18, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
A while ago I was standing in the bookstore, staring at the magazine rack and found a few publications that dealt with the subject of writing. As I flipped through the articles on... Read More
April 15, 2011 | Will Loewen
Yesterday evening I asked the Junior Youth to picture a world in which God's one and only characteristic was love. "Chaos," "Hectic," "Covered in foam" were some of the answers... Read More
April 13, 2011 | Paul Loewen
A couple who had been a part of our church community in the past and who had moved to Ohio to become part of an intentional community, returned for a visit and shared about their... Read More
April 2, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk
A few weeks ago in the first Sunday of Lent I challenged our congregation to fast from the fruits of privilege. One minor act on my part has been to ride the bus as often as... Read More
April 1, 2011 | Cheryl Woelk