1. Tom Yoder Neufeld says that teaching and learning are acts of faith, especially when it comes to sacred texts such as the Bible (page 6). What learning or teaching experiences... Read More
January 30, 2013 | Feature |
RWM: For much, if not all, of your adult life, you have served as a chaplain, pastor or professor. What—or who—were the influences in your growing-up years that led you to a life... Read More
January 30, 2013 | Feature |
1. How has your community been impacted by the drive for economic development? What has your community lost through development and what has it gained? How are decisions made... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Feature |

Clouds hang over the Haisla community of Kitamaat Village, just across Douglas Channel from the proposed site of the Northern Gateway supertanker terminal. (Photo by Will Braun)

I never expected that Enbridge—the Calgary-based pipeline company best known for its contentious Northern Gateway proposal and a nasty spill from one of its U.S. lines in 2010—... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Feature | Story and photos by Will Braun
Bryan Born, the new president of Columbia Bible College sees his goal as equipping and encouraging the students to become “fully devoted followers of Jesus,” and that means more... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Feature | By Frank Stirk
In recent decades, young people from the Kalenjin community in the highlands of Kenya have dominated all levels of competitive athletic running events around the world. They have... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Feature | Harold Miller
1. Wendy and Phil Reimer describe some instances when God intervened in the lives of Christians. Can you think of similar experiences that you or other Christians have had? Why... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Feature |
In my earliest recollection Jacob Janzen was 60-something. He was not the oldest person I knew and rather undistinguished. He came walking tiredly up the sidewalk to the house in... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Feature | By Phil Reimer

Wendy Reimer works at a health clinic in Guatemala.

The following articles are from a presentation by Wendy and Phil Dyck at Rockway Mennonite Church several months ago.Read More
December 11, 2012 | Feature | By Wendy Reimer
1. What are some of your warm “waiting for Christmas” memories? What is it about Advent and Christmas family traditions that make them so special? Do you have negative memories... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Feature |
In my first year at Canadian Mennonite University, my first year away from home, I kept a running countdown to the Christmas holidays on the whiteboard stuck to my dorm room door... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Feature | By Emily Loewen
Our childhood returns to us through our children—especially in the season of Advent.Read More
November 21, 2012 | Feature | By Markus Poetzsch
Advent means memories, traditions, plans, lists, emotions and thoughts. In my youth in western Canada, growing up in a Mennonite Brethren (MB) community, Advent was a season. It... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Feature | Anne Konrad
“O come, O come Emmanuel,” a stock dirge of Advent, comes from a house of pain that once was, still is, and shall be again. The hymn is haunting. (HWB #172)Read More
November 21, 2012 | Feature | Allan Rudy-Froese
1. Do you consider yourself as a rational being or more of an emotional being? Do you find others reacting more rationally or more emotionally? In what ways has the Mennonite... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Feature |

Friesen says that a modern mall has similarities to a cathedral—it is a secular cathedral with rituals and liturgies.

After many hours of methodical and systematic doubting of all that he held certain, seventeenth-century French philosopher Rene Descartes came to an astounding conclusion: the... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Feature | By Carl Friesen
1. Carol Penner says, “sinning against our neighbours once removed just doesn’t feel so bad.” Do you agree? Who might be a “neighbour once removed”? What might be some examples of... Read More
October 24, 2012 | Feature |
When I was little, I remember my dad explaining our relatives to us: “She’s my cousin, twice removed.” It’s an expression that talks about a relationship that is a bit more... Read More
October 24, 2012 | Feature | By Carol Penner

Church leaders pray for Steve Brnjas and Fanosie Legesse (kneeling) before they began their teaching tour in Ethiopia in May. (Photo courtesy of Fanosie Legesse)

As Fanosie Legesse and Steve Brnjas were driving through a small village in rural Ethiopia, their car slowed to pass through a narrow street when suddenly a boy darted into the... Read More
October 10, 2012 | Feature | Dave Rogalsky
1. What has been the history of how a pastor is chosen in your congregation? How many people from your congregation have entered the pastoral ministry? How did the congregation... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Feature |

Rebecca Steiner (left) and Serena Smith at the Mennonite Church Canada Assembly in Vancouver.

When a church is in need of a lead or associate pastor, do they nurture these characteristics in the youth and young adults in their congregation or search for ready-made pastors... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Feature | Story and photo by Rachel Bergen

Harold Peters Fransen, leading pastor at North Kildonan Mennonite Church in Winnipeg.

Which is better for the church, a pastor with seminary training or a layperson groomed for the role and invited from the local context? While a seminary-trained pastor may be... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Feature | By Karin Fehderau
Mennonite pastors Mark Schloneger and Kevin Gasser hope they can get 100 churches in all 50 states to join them in a celebration of communion on the evening of Nov. 6—Election Day... Read More
September 17, 2012 | Feature | Annette Brill Bergstresser
1. What foods evoke memories of your childhood, your family or your church? If you have special foods for holidays such as Easter or Christmas, what role do they play in your life... Read More
September 12, 2012 | Feature |
Marlene Epp teaches History and Peace & Conflict Studies and is director of Mennonite Studies at Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo. Among other... Read More
September 12, 2012 | Feature | Story and photos by Marlene Epp