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If I’m not careful, I find myself surrounded by similar-minded individuals who are great at reflecting my own perspectives and values back at me. In a society that continues to... Read More
July 12, 2024 | Feature | Josh Garber

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A couple of years ago my sister and I had hammock party at the park with our friends. The goal of a hammock party is to set up all your hammocks close enough together that you can... Read More
July 5, 2024 | Feature | Alayna Smith

David Boshart, AMBS president, talks with Olufemi (Femi) Fatunmbi, a student from Los Angeles, California, during orientation week in 2021. Opposite page, graduate students meet in the AMBS courtyard in April 2023. Photo: Jason Bryant/AMBS

Ian Funk remembers the last time he arrived on campus at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS)—how he walked into the guest house late at night and was welcomed by a... Read More
July 5, 2024 | Feature | Aaron Epp

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I spent my mid-twenties holding my disability flag high, confident that I’d found my calling. This was my cause. These were my people. Wholly devoted to the disability community... Read More
July 5, 2024 | Feature | Rhianna McGregor Hajzer

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In our May 2024 feature section, you will find: Recovering humanist Allan Rudy-Froese got sick of sermons—including his own—in which ethics overshadowed God, so he took a deep... Read More
June 7, 2024 | Feature | Will Braun

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Allan Rudy-Froese says he “got sick” of hearing sermons that spoke more about “what we should do” than the life of faith. That included his own sermons. Ethics overshadowed God... Read More
June 7, 2024 | Feature | Will Braun
God comes to us in many ways. Sometimes we are keenly aware of God’s presence; at other times we just don’t pay attention. I’d like to tell you about some of the extraordinary... Read More
June 7, 2024 | Feature | Claire Ewert Fisher

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“I think you are a contemplative.” Spoken by my spiritual director, those words caught me off guard. I’m not . . . am I? But the more I thought about it, the more I realized he... Read More
June 7, 2024 | Feature | Doug Amstutz

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“ This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased ” (Matthew 3:17). The scriptures tell us this loving, empowering presence of God is within us all. The heavens open and we are... Read More
June 7, 2024 | Feature | Betty Enns

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We asked numerous people to share three to five words that express the essence of Anabaptism for them. We also invited them to elaborate if they wished. Personal faith... Read More
April 29, 2024 | Feature | Various Contributors

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Part I: For Junia Grace, 2017 Photo by Taylor Summach I don’t like to write sermons. I am, at best, an unlikely preacher in our small Mennonite church. I languished through... Read More
March 6, 2024 | Feature | Emily Summach

Art by Jonathan Dyck

The feature for our February 23, 2024 issue is a 12-page comic by noted graphic novelist Jonathan Dyck. For the piece, Dyck collaborated with Dave Scott, an historian and... Read More
February 22, 2024 | Feature | Jonathan Dyck and Dave Scott

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The disciples were shocked when Jesus said, “One of you will betray me.” Judas’s story is told in different ways in the gospels, giving us some insight into how the disciples and... Read More
February 8, 2024 | Feature | Carol Penner

Emergency response personnel in the Sheikh Radwan area north of Gaza City on October 23, 2023. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun/ActiveStills.

The gulf appears impossible to bridge. As bombs continue to fall onto Gaza and rockets somehow continue to fly out of Gaza, a conflict nearly as old as time and as entrenched as... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Feature | Will Braun

Gustavo Zentner and Richard Marceau. Supplied photos.

An interview with Gustavo Zentner By Will Braun Gustavo Zentner will never forget visiting areas attacked by Hamas. “We walked into the homes where you can still smell the smell... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Feature | Will Braun & Madalene Arias
On October 1, we launched our book, The Wall Between: What Jews and Palestinians Don’t Want to Know about Each Other , at the Charles Pachter Museum in Toronto. Guests included... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Feature | By Raja G. Khouri and Jeffrey J. Wilkinson

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“Deeply rooted in our Mennonite psyche is this idea that peacemaking is as simple as sitting across the table from someone and hearing their story,” says Joanna Hiebert Bergen,... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Feature | Madalene Arias

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We asked people who wrote for Canadian Mennonite in 2023 to share their wish and prayer for the church in 2024. I’m easily afraid. So is the church. I pray that we will listen for... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Feature |

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Baptism rates among teenagers and young adults who grew up going to church have plummeted. Why? In response to this drop-off in baptisms, I could talk about what faith formation... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Feature | Kyle Penner

The ruins of Al Zahra, south of Gaza City, after Israeli airstrikes. (Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun/Active Stills)

What will Christmas be like in Bethlehem this year? What can we learn about the birth of Christ from those who live where he was born and where he lived? Below, we share... Read More
December 1, 2023 | Feature |

Selenna Wolfe (Photo by Nicolien Klassen-wiebe)

It might seem unlikely that young women would be drawn to church leadership and feel compelled to enter pastoral ministry. As young people, they are part of an underrepresented... Read More
November 16, 2023 | Feature | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe

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There were nineteen beds in the hospice, that’s what I heard, most of them occupied, but I paid no attention to them. When we first arrived, yes, I’d glanced into the room next to... Read More
November 2, 2023 | Feature | Dora Dueck

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There’s one church service that Fran Giesbrecht makes a special point not to miss: Eternity Sunday. Observed at his Winnipeg church on the last Sunday before Advent, Eternity... Read More
November 2, 2023 | Feature | Aaron Epp

Nelson Groh was a Mennonite killed in the Second World War. (Photos by A.S. Compton)

“Sir,” said the man, “you and your family can be very proud of your son.” I could tell the man at the door was important by the way his brass buttons shone, and the way Father... Read More
October 19, 2023 | Feature | Creative non-fiction by A.S. Compton

Protesters rally in Washington D.C. We altered the placard, which originally read, “Thoughts & prayers don’t save lives / Gun reform will.” (Photo by Lorie Shaull, Used as per creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0. adapted by Betty Avery)

When conservative Christians in the southern U.S. were agitating to erect monuments with the 10 commandments on them in front of courthouses, I heard someone suggest that they put... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Feature | Will Braun