Opinion

The unmarked graves of several hundred Indigenous children. A deliberate act of violence against a Muslim family out for a stroll. In recent weeks, new reports have again shown... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Columnist thanked for his ‘encouragement and inspiration’ Re: “ Are you okay with okay? ” April 26, page 11. What a fantastic reflection by Troy Watson. I am glad that he assumed... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion |
I’m surrounded by a legion of internal voices telling me I am not the pastor I should be. I’m not enough of a leader, not caring enough, not informed enough, not clear, not... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion | Rick Neufeld
Breaking with its usual formal style, The Canadian Mennonite decided to print a candid photo of church leaders in 1958. While lining up for the typical serious group photograph,... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Once again news headlines are about how the church has failed. News about residential schools fill our newsfeeds, schools generally run by churches and funded by the government,... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
I’m sure you’ve heard the sayings, “We are not human doings, we are human beings,” “Just be,” or “Stop doing and start being.” I appreciate the sentiment behind these statements,... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Just days before the Walk in the Spirit of Reconciliation began, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation discovered the remains of 215 children at the site of the former Kamloops... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion | Angelika Dawson
This year marks a devastating milestone. It is the 10th anniversary of the war in Syria. This dreadful war has resulted in the deaths of a half-million people and is the largest... Read More
June 16, 2021 | Opinion | Katherine Kandalaft
Many congregations struggle with finances, wishing their members would contribute more towards the budget, while assuming that no one wants to talk about money. In her book,... Read More
June 15, 2021 | Web First - Opinion | Barb Draper
What do city dwellers and farmers have in common? They are all eaters! And, in the Mennonite community, another important characteristic is their shared faith. Yet, despite those... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Final letters responding to controversial vaccine letter Re: “ Reader calls on Mennonites to reject COVID-19 vaccines ,” April 12, page 7. I applaud Canadian Mennonite for... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion |
We have gone to places yet unknown, trusting in a God who leads and a Spirit who prays when our own words cease. Mother’s Day 2020 was the beginning of many outbreaks at the... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Cathrin van Sintern-Dick
We wish we knew more about George Hamm of Didsbury, Alta., and his egg collection. This photo was found in The Canadian Mennonite files from the 1960s, but it was not published in... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Several months ago, I bleated piteously about a diabetes diagnosis. That has moved forward well, managed by diet, exercise and pills. Alongside, however, has come a new struggle... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
It’s too bad Christianity became a European religion. At the beginning of the seventh century, only about a quarter of the world’s Christians were on that continent. The majority... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
Are you ever afraid to say something because it might not be the popular opinion? Do you struggle to muster the courage to speak out within your congregation because you’re... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
Author Natalie Frisk brings her own parenting experience as well as years of pastoring children and youth into this engaging book, full of practical points on how to be... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Ken Ogasawara
At the end of a video conferencing call, have you found yourself waving energetically at the screen? It might seem strange to make a goodbye gesture toward a computer, but... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Doctors, prof and more weigh in on controversial vaccine letter Re: “ Reader calls on Mennonites to reject COVID-19 vaccines ,” April 12, page 7. I am disturbed by the publication... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion |
I have grown accustomed to our regular Sunday morning live-streamed worship services and the Zoom call that follows. Oh, I might try to change it up occasionally and take the... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Arlyn Friesen Epp
Helene (Heese) Toews, seated, is honoured by Katie Dyck with a fruit basket, circa 1972. At a Conference of Mennonites in Canada meeting in 1945, Toews read a paper to a gathering... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Where or when is the next Mennonite World Conference? This was the question posed to all of us as Mennonite World Conference (MWC) staff and volunteers at a recent Zoom gathering... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
You are at the centre of every experience you’ve ever had. You’re hard wired to be self-centred. It’s your default setting because, from your relative position, you are the centre... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Troy Watson
To the Anabaptist Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the globe: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption, pain and loss. We mourn with those who have lost... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Editorial |
Venn diagram needs political domain Re: “ Avoiding an environmental shipwreck ,” March 29, page 4. Thanks for Tim Wiebe-Neufeld’s feature article. I applaud his call to both... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion |

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