Opinion

The question was how churches in North America could directly communicate their support to Palestin- ian churches. It came during a December 18 call that Mennonite Central... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Opinion | Will Braun
Literature saves lives Your editorial and feature interview with Di Brandt struck a chord ( “Poetic justice,” September 22, 2023). I have been reading Brandt’s poetry and essays... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Opinion |
“That’s great!” That is my usual response when I speak with individuals and churches who name a desire to engage their neighbourhoods more actively, or to be a mission presence in... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Opinion | Norm Dyck
In this new joint column, the four writers will take turns writing the primary column, with the other three offering replies. God on the line By Ryan Dueck I recently became the... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Opinion | Ryan Dueck, Cindy Wallace, Justin Sun & Anika Reynar
This most recent December terrified me. Moving to Toronto in the first year of the pandemic and certain events since mean I haven’t made many social connections in this city. My... Read More
January 25, 2024 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
Touched by death and life After reading the November 3 issue of Canadian Mennonite , which focuses on Gaza, where so many people are dying ( “Attending to war” ), contrasted with... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Opinion |
In this Mennonite Pioneer Mission photo, a “cat train,” powered by a caterpillar tractor, travels along an ice road, hauling supplies to northern Manitoba communities in the 1950s... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Last year was a tough one. Global concerns raged around us, including images of climate crisis and state-led violence that continued to swirl. I watched my church community... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Opinion | Darryl Neustaedter Barg
It will soon be congregational annual meeting season. Do you look forward to these meetings? Are they well attended in your congregation? In my congregation, the number of people... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
Most of you have heard, and likely agree with, this statement: “You can’t put God in a box.” Of course, this means you can’t be put in a box either, for you are made in the image... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Just as Matthew 7:21 states, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,” not every intercultural church will experience the fullest stage of... Read More
January 11, 2024 | Opinion | Joon Park
Below are some bits that caught my attention from the last year of Canadian Mennonite magazine, and 13 headlines I like. Thanks be to God. A wall still exists, invisible and... Read More
December 22, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord. Save us, God our Savior, gather us and deliver us from the nations. From north to south, nowhere is safe in Gaza. For unto us a child is born... Read More
December 22, 2023 | Web First - Opinion | Sarah Ens
Starting in April, this magazine will be printed 12 times per year instead of 22. Many readers encouraged the change. In the Canadian Mennonite (CM) survey, carried out from July... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Advent in light of current events Will Braun’s December 1 editorial ( “What kind of peace church are we?” ) asks what Palestinian Christians would think of our various statements... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion |
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) worker Alice Snyder (right) shows needlework done by rural and refugee women in Jordan and the West Bank to Esther Weber at the MCC Ontario... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
We have entered the days of Advent. It’s usually one of my favourite periods in the church calendar, but this year, the waiting is heavy. The candle is a tiny flicker in a world... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Geraldine Balzer
It’s that season where gifts are received, admired, beheld. When thinking about gifts, my thoughts turn to my friend, “Greg.” Greg is interesting for many reasons. He has spent... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Christmas is the celebration of the Incarnation. Christmas says that Jesus became a human; a baby who went through the terrible twos, puberty, the teen years and a carpenter’s... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
I was on the cusp of starting a family, engaged to an honorable girl. It is one of the commands of scripture to “be fruitful and increase in number,” so marriage and then children... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
This six-part series draws on Kara Carter’s PhD studies, for which she conducted five focus groups with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada pastors. Advent celebrates the coming of... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | Kara Carter
“But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3:20). These words of the apostle Paul are part of a... Read More
December 15, 2023 | Opinion | César García
As Israel obliterates Gaza, and hostages await sunlight, it’s easy to look away. Indeed, sometimes we must. Not everyone can take every war to heart. But this war demands... Read More
December 1, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Don’t ignore pain and rage I was encouraged to see Canadian Mennonite give space to understanding the conflict in Palestine that is currently so front and centre ( “Palestinian... Read More
December 1, 2023 | Opinion |
Bishara Awad stands outside Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem in 1985. Awad, a Palestinian Christian, founded the school in 1979. He had previously served with Mennonite... Read More
December 1, 2023 | Opinion |

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