Opinion

When we first started telling people we were going to hike the Masar Ibrahim Trail in the West Bank, Palestine, they were incredulous. “You’re going where? You’re doing what?”... Read More
October 23, 2019 | Opinion | Marlene Friesen
This past summer I attended an event focused on Mary Magdalene , at which guest speaker Amanda Witmer reviewed what scholars know about this early follower of Jesus—not very much... Read More
October 9, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Queer hymns cause deep concern for Ontario churchgoers Re: “ Queer hymns now online ,” Aug. 19, page 35. The undersigned from St. Catharines (Ont.) United Mennonite Church are... Read More
October 9, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
We live in a fearful world. People persecute, slander, ignore, bully and oppress other people. It can be depressing catching the news of yet another hate crime, whether it’s on... Read More
October 9, 2019 | Opinion | Brian Bauman
According to CBC, Canadian households buy four times as much clothing as they did 30 years ago, and throw away 46 kilograms of clothing per year, of which 85 percent ends up in... Read More
October 9, 2019 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
A man saw the title of the book I was reading with my morning coffee. It was something religious-sounding, so he engaged me about faith. Eventually he asked what I did, and I said... Read More
October 9, 2019 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
In Elise Epp’s “ Clothes to match your values ,” she pointed out the ecological harm posed by the overuse of highly processed leather products. I immediately felt warm . . . and... Read More
October 9, 2019 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
A group of men and women travelled the dusty roads, meeting people, eating together, hearing stories, pondering deep sayings, seeing miracles and conversing with their leader... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Senior aches over ‘what the issue of LGBTQ+ has done’ Re: “ Queer hymns now online ,” Aug. 19, page 35. This, as I remember it, is my second letter to Canadian Mennonite over the... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
The Temple of Heaven is one of my favourite places in China. It was the place where the emperor went several times a year to offer sacrifices and receive wisdom from the spiritual... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Jeanette Hanson
The Aylmer (Ont.) Mennonite Community Store and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Aylmer Resource Centre are pictured after 1989. Both represent the response of the local... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
With fall schedules now well underway, I sense the pressure of a “busy” lifestyle creeping in on our days and cramping our summer style. I’ve chatted with many friends who have... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman
Christians give in grateful obedience to a generous God. Gratitude provides a wonderful pathway to the spiritual discipline of giving. God’s mercies to us are new every morning,... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Lori Guenther Reesor
When you search “hospitality” online, Google auto-fills with words like industry, services and tourism. You will find links to lodging, food and beverage establishments,... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Troy Watson
When Ly Vang was growing up on a farm in Laos, her family planted it own fruits, and her parents always said, ‘Whenever you eat fruit that tastes good, save the seed so you can... Read More
September 25, 2019 | Opinion | Ly Vang
“Most of us harbour a degree of financial neurosis, tinged with religious uptightness,” Will Braun, Canadian Mennonite ’s resident ranter, says at the start of his latest video... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Web First - Opinion | Will Braun
A woman who was raised in both the Lutheran and Catholic churches is now a member of my congregation. When Shannon described what led her to the Mennonite church, she observed a... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Reader gives biking story a ‘wow’ Re: “ Cycling into the future ,” July 22, page 30. I enjoy Canadian Mennonite very much. This story really impressed me. Philip Martin had the... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
We have a lot of pastoral transitions happening at the moment in Mennonite Church British Columbia. It is a time that has given me pause to think about how we do church ministry... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Opinion | Garry Janzen
In 1894, Anna Enss (1855-1914), left, and Peter Regier (1851-1925) moved their family from Prussia (now Poland) to Tiefengrund, Sask., where Regier was the founding leader of the... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
A woman I’ll call Adelle stops by the church from time to time, looking for food or for a ride to another part of the city. My congregation has supplied me with non-perishable... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Many conversations about the Old Testament are determined by questions of modernity. What are the facts? What really happened? The facts are then loaded as ammunition in the... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Opinion | Reviewed by David Driedger
It’s 10:30 on a sunny August morning and the lodge at Camp Koinonia, near Boissevain, Man., is bursting with shouts and harmonies. People dance and laugh together. The group... Read More
September 11, 2019 | Opinion | Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe
A while back, a friend pondered whether it is possible to have a meaningful experience of church primarily through digital means. I doubt it. But that got me thinking about how... Read More
August 28, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler

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