Opinion

This editorial is not about abortion. Or maybe it is. I write this on the day after Mother's Day, at a time when conversations are intense about the rightness or wrongness of... Read More
May 11, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
What to do about Vladimir Putin? Re: “ Becoming the enemy you hate ” column, April 18, page 13. The topic that Joshua Penfold highlights is at the very heart of the Anabaptist... Read More
May 11, 2022 | Opinion |
I have lived with depression for most of my adult life. When I began my role as a minister, I realized that, while I could mostly hold my depression at bay while I carried out my... Read More
May 11, 2022 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Once upon a time I hitchhiked to a park visitors centre nestled beneath Wyoming’s Grand Tetons. Next to other quotes by famous American wilderness gurus were the words of a far-... Read More
May 11, 2022 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
Most of the time I can’t stand typos. They bug me. If I’m completely honest, I’m internally judgmental of people who don’t catch their typos, myself included. I love words, I love... Read More
May 11, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
1. Grace There is more grace in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. That does not let anyone off the hook; it promises that we can face the grim fate of the Earth and the... Read More
May 11, 2022 | Opinion | Will Braun
“How do we speak of our faith in a society of many faiths and no faith, a society that has seen all too well the harm the church can inflict in the name of Jesus?” This is one of... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Ottawa citizen offers different view of life under the ‘freedom convoy’ Re: First letter of “ Two views on the ‘freedom convoy ,’ ” April 4, page 7. The letter from a Bible study... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion |
The horrific images from Ukraine jolt me from my comfort and I reflect on air-raid sirens, bunkers, explosions, refugees, civilian and military casualties. Historical connections... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion | Arlyn Friesen Epp
The variety of banners at the 1978 Mennonite World Conference assembly in Wichita, Kan., is a representation of the diversity of people at the assembly, with 9,500 people... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
I spent my high-school years in a congregation that was proud of our basketball hoops. Greenbelt Baptist Church decided to use public schools for worship and Sunday school, homes... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
At the heart of the Christ path is a radical notion that our true identity is found in Christ. Paul says it is no longer he who lives, but Christ who lives in him. He says our... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion | Troy Watson
When I ponder the question of what Mennonites and Anabaptists can bring to the conversation about climate change, I think about the language that many governments and corporations... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion | Kate Strathdee
Canadian Mennonite is launching an online discussion series exploring current events that are impacting the church and wider world, and the climate crisis is the subject of the... Read More
April 27, 2022 | Opinion |
On April 1, 2022, the world witnessed a remarkable event. On that day Pope Francis addressed a group of Indigenous people with the words, “I am very sorry.” Representatives of the... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Reader objects to terms used in Canadian Mennonite In the last few years there has been a marked increase of “coded language” in Canadian Mennonite . By this I mean terms which... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Opinion |
In a few months Garry Janzen, the executive minister of Mennonite Church B.C. will retire. He’s served MC B.C. for 14 years in that role. When he informed MC B.C. leadership about... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Opinion | Darnell Barkman
What would you carry if you emigrated to another country? Twenty-three-year-old Anna Neufeld wore this locket in 1917 when her fiancé, Cornelius Tiessen, left, and brother Peter,... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I continue to wander roads surrounding Laird, Sask., with my faithful hound, Bran. These spring days, as the snow slowly recedes, I have discovered a bonanza. Cans and bottles... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Since this is the Spring Books and Resources issue of Canadian Mennonite , let me recommend a book that speaks directly to some of the headline news of the past few weeks. No, it’... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
The story of Israel warns us of how easily we can become the very thing we hate. The Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, oppressed by Pharaoh and forced into slave labour to perpetuate... Read More
April 13, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
I have a vivid childhood memory of hearing my mother read C.S. Lewis’s book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe . Chapters 14 and 15 tell the story of the battle between life... Read More
March 30, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Marriage is a spiritual union of soulmates Re: “ God didn’t create you wrong ,” Feb. 21, page 4. Nicolien Klassen Wiebe shows how Mennonite churches have been struggling with... Read More
March 30, 2022 | Opinion |
Our new Voices Together hymnal invites us to expand our circle. This involves getting to know people with different abilities, cultural ways, histories, faiths and stories that... Read More
March 30, 2022 | Opinion | Suzanne Gross
Spring! A time to shake off the cold and grey, decorate the church auditorium with quilts and share lunch and spiritual sustenance. This is the annual spring meeting and lunch of... Read More
March 30, 2022 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing

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