Opinion

The young couple was living far from home, juggling college studies and part-time work, in preparation for overseas missionary work. Their first child was due and then... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Story on Manitoba prison ministry lauded Re: “ Paying attention to the invisible ,” Sept. 10, page 17. Many thanks for the fine article about our prison ministry program. On Oct... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Recently, I heard a story about a young prince named Hullabaloo. He lived in a land where everyone and everything was noisy. When people talked, they shouted at each other. When... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Claire Ewert Fisher
This recipe for Pfeffernusse (peppernuts) is from my Oma (grandmother) Maria (Wiebe) Kroeger and my mother Helen. (See more at “ Family tradition goes back 500 years .”)... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Dave Toews
The small church where I pastor, Grace Mennonite Church in Prince Albert, Sask., is probably not often accused of being “high church.” A few weeks ago, the service began with a... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ed Olfert
What role do apologies play in healing from abuse? We may feel that we can’t go wrong by offering an apology. We encourage people to apologize to each other in church... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Carol Penner
“ Pfeffernusse ,” Dora repeated after me in amazement! She couldn’t believe that my Christmas treats were the same as hers. It was Nov. 7, 2002, and we were sitting around the... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Dave Toews
Johnny Kehler, left, with his plane and George Groening, at Matheson Island, Man. Groening grew up near Lowe Farm, Man., and served the Mennonite church community for decades. As... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
What will the Mennonite church in North America look like in the next 30 years? No one has a crystal ball, but one group of forward-thinking people is helping us imagine how we... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Differing responses to Steve Heinrichs’s ‘green gospel’ column Re: “ Peter’s Letter to Canadian Christians ,” Sept. 24, page 7. I don’t object to anyone taking a passionate stance... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Aug. 15 marked the end of my three-month sabbatical and my return to the office at Mennonite Church Manitoba. Time took on a special meaning during this leave as I took the... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
“Choose life so that you and your descendants may live.” These Old Testament words resonated with me this past summer as part of my extended family gathered at our church camp. We... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Do you understand how money is made, spent and saved? It sounds simple, but it’s no secret that the need for financial literacy is as high as ever. The federal government has... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
“Why should I participate in church? What does the church offer that I can’t find elsewhere?” Before I could respond, my friend proceeded to explain how he has experienced God,... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Malcom and Esther Wenger moved to the town of Selkirk, Man., in 1979. Malcolm worked for the Conference of Mennonites in Canada’s Native Ministries program and pastored the small... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Five months ago, when we were packing up our lives in Manila, I wanted so badly to just stay. I didn't think I could handle any more tearful farewells and I felt horrible tearing... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Christina Barkman
Some churches have a mirror in their cloak rooms. You might want to check your reflection before going in to worship. In older, more formal times, you might have combed your hair... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
A call for more conscientious coverage of abuse disclosures Re: “ Decades-old sexual abuse comes to light ,” Sept. 10, page 13. It is with concern and disappointment that we write... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
What do you do when you’re not sure what to do? This was the topic of conversation as a friend and I met around his table this summer. He was talking about his children who were... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Al Rempel
My name is Ed Olfert. I live in Laird, Sask., and currently serve as part-time minister of Grace Mennonite Church in Prince Albert. Some time ago I critiqued Canadian Mennonite ... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ed Olfert
Some years ago, a seed was planted in my heart to take a group of intergenerational North American Mennonite women to share faith and life stories with other Mennonite women in an... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Shirley Redekop
“Groups keep pleading for Peace Factory,” said a Mennonite Central Committee memo in 1996. An interactive exhibit, Peace Factory was a cooperative Mennonite project. Its goal was... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
In a recent adult Sunday school class, a member of my church spoke about her quarter-century journey of relating to Indigenous people. Twenty-five years and still learning, she... Read More
September 19, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Supporters of Ruth-Ann Klassen Shantz speak out on her behalf Re: “ Decades-old sexual abuse comes to light ,” Sept. 10, page 13. We have known Ruth-Ann Klassen Shantz for 20... Read More
September 19, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
To the friends living in the colonized lands of the Salish, Mi’kmaq and Innu. This is Peter, follower of the poor Christ, in prison on the West Coast. I write because the time is... Read More
September 19, 2018 | Viewpoints | Steve Heinrichs

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