This past week we celebrated a pretty significant birthday in our family. Baby E, who will now be referred to just as E, turned one! I am experiencing every emotion possible. Like... Read More
March 20, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
I set out on my first accompaniment with Christian Peacemaker Teams early in the morning on Tuesday, February 18. As international accompaniment, CPT’s role is to document events... Read More
March 13, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
The other day, in celebration of the impending spring weather, I went for a run around the neighbourhood. I didn’t go far, but at the end, I was tired-tired of the scenery... Read More
March 11, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Hello and welcome to my new blog. I’m excited to be here. I have been an avid blog reader for many years now and, at any given time, I am following at least 20-some blogs. My... Read More
March 11, 2014 | Tamara Petkau
Classes are going very well. Students are appreciating the role-plays, practical illustrations, and the newly published textbook, which was partially funded by Waterloo North... Read More
March 11, 2014 | Palmer Becker
I got a warm welcome when I arrived at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, but, of course, nothing like the unprecedented welcome that Stephen Harper received! He was here with about... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Palmer Becker
I have received a new call from Bethlehem Bible College (BBC) and Mennonite Church Canada to go to Palestine/Israel for nine weeks to teach Pastoral Care and Counseling in the... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Palmer Becker
What does active pacifism look like? What exactly is violence when you get past the classic images of guns and combat? What unique insights does my Christian faith have to offer... Read More
March 5, 2014 | Cassandra Bangay
As our friends participating with the Honour Walk prepare for their three-week walk to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in honor of residential school survivors, we invite... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
In the last season of my life have been engaged in learning how to love and honour my Aboriginal neighbours. I have been journeying with some friends and as a group we have longed... Read More
February 25, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Heads Up! Circles of Support and Accountablity, a restorative justice initiative in Winnipeg, MB, is having a fundraiser and awareness night TOMORROW! Dates: Sat, Feb 01, 2014... Read More
January 31, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Hey folks! For anyone looking for a new place to try, I have to recommend L’Arche Tova Cafe in Winnipeg. This lovely cafe, aside from serving tasty food, is a cafe committed to... Read More
January 23, 2014 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Pt. I – Anticipation Behold! This is the season of waiting. We mirror And remember the shadows and hints of prophetic words That were actualized in the birth and life of Christ... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
We Mennonites hail from a rather iconoclastic tradition, but Christmas seems to be a partial exception to this. You see, this is a time of year when many of us set up small scenes... Read More
December 25, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Well, we’re already up to Third Advent, meaning Christmas is right around the corner. As the shops near my apartment have gotten busier and busier, I’ve been thinking about the “... Read More
December 13, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
In reading Nelson Mandela biography, as well as a book by Richard Stengel called 'Mandela's Way', I was inspired to write the prayer of a peace leader. This prayer is informed by... Read More
December 2, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Okay, so now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about the “f” word: feminism. (What did you think I was going to say?!) Feminist theology is part of what I’m studying and I... Read More
November 30, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Recently the Conrad Grebel College newsletter and the Canadian Mennonite have lent some publicity to the fact that myself and a fellow MTS student have received SSHRC research... Read More
November 30, 2013 | Max Kennel
A few weeks ago, my little family (my husband, my baby son, and I) celebrated parent/child dedication along with our church community. Though it’s obviously a different sort of... Read More
November 11, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
This past summer, the worship theme at my church, Toronto United Mennonite, was about how the church is or can be salt and light, as per Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:13-16. The... Read More
October 30, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Before a couple years ago, I couldn’t pinpoint Cambodia on a map. I mean, generally I knew it was in Asia somewhere near Vietnam and Thailand. Really I didn’t have a clue about... Read More
October 29, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
This past summer, the worship theme at my church, Toronto United Mennonite, was about how the church is or can be salt and light, as per Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:13-16. The... Read More
October 27, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
Monday October 7th marked an anniversary of 250 years since the Royal Proclamation of 1763 was made. This proclamation, or promise, recognized the Aboriginal people of Canada as... Read More
October 8, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
Ever since I read this article by the current president of the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and this editorial in a recent issue of the Canadian Mennonite , I’ve been... Read More
September 29, 2013 | Susie Guenther Loewen
For those of you who are justice minded and love a good conversation starter, I want to direct you to Kris Miner's blog. LINK: Kris' blog - Read More
September 29, 2013 | Brandi Friesen Thorpe