As I swing my legs out of bed, with a hip-to-heel grumble from a sciatic nerve, I experience a moment of curiosity: What new thing will the day bring, what blessing will come?... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
It’s summer and many of us have thoughts about vacations and so-called down time. What do these things mean for your spiritual practice? Knowing that I was about to launch into a... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
I love the outdoors, but I’ll admit I’m far from being able to call myself a legitimate outdoorsman. I romanticize the idea of living out in the bush, being off the grid, being... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
Zack Hunt was shocked when his Old Testament professor slammed a Bible against the chalkboard and shouted, “Stop worshipping this book!” In Hunt’s American fundamentalist... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Barb Draper
The fact that Mennonites are spread throughout much of the world provides the global Anabaptist community with rare access to on-the-ground, first-person comment from both... Read More
July 13, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
The book of Hebrews argues that nothing compares with Jesus. Jesus is the living God, the everlasting high priest and the redeemer of humanity. The author uses a metaphor of... Read More
July 12, 2023 | Opinion | Fanosie Legesse
In a time of great uncertainty, do we give up on worldly concerns, or try to return to a storied past? Or do we look ahead to what we can do for the future? In his 2022 New York... Read More
July 11, 2023 | Opinion | Paul Redekop
When I worked at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) office in Winnipeg 20 years ago, I took pride in showing up early. Occasionally I even arrived before Norm, the custodian,... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Column about Holy Land draws response In response to Randy Haluza-DeLay’s June 16 column, “ Not talking politics in the Holy Land ,” Canadian Mennonite received over 70 identical... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion |
I was recently tasked with writing a “giving catalogue” that will highlight various activities of Mennonite Church Canada International Witness. For some organizations, this would... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Jeanette Hanson
Peter J. Dyck was recognized with an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo on Oct. 18, 1974. Dyck was born in 1914 and immigrated with his family to a farm near Laird... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
As a preteen more than 50 years ago, I remember asking my mom about the difference between Baptists and Mennonites, given that we were members of a Fellowship Baptist church while... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
If you have flipped through Voices Together , you have likely found that visually it looks like many other worship and song collections, with one noticeable difference: the... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Anneli Loepp Thiessen
In my April column, I invited Canadian Mennonite readers to email me their experiences, thoughts and questions about the Holy Spirit. I’m humbled and grateful to the many people... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
In his 2003 book, One Body, One Spirit: Principles of Successful Multiracial Churches , George Yancey shares the results of a major study funded by the Lily Endowment and... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
Springfield Heights process flawed I want to thank Canadian Mennonite for the report on Carman Mennonite Church and Springfield Heights Mennonite Church leaving Mennonite Church... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion |
In Mark 2:1, Jesus teaches the word to crowds gathered at his home. (Most readers don’t realize this was likely Jesus’s house). Jesus didn’t want the crowds. In the previous... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Kevin Barkowsky and Janette Thiessen
In 1976, Jake and Trudy Unrau bought a home at 171 Walnut Street in Winnipeg and opened it up for Indigenous people visiting Winnipeg for medical appointments. In 1977, the... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
An impassioned rant by a grandchild included these words: “Opa, why are you not dead yet?” Why indeed. The comment regarding my deserved death connects to the story of a recent... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Tourism is often promoted for the sake of economic development and toward the goal of breaking down stereotypes and barriers. A companion and I just returned from the Holy Land... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
Would you rather drink from the fountain of youth or the fountain of life? Why is our culture so obsessed with the many iterations of the mythical fountain of youth? Is it a... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
This spring it dawned on me that our front yard occasionally functions as a safe-ish consumption site. Almost 10 years ago we bought a small church in Winnipeg’s West End and... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | David Driedger
I’m not certain this is a good idea, but I’m going to tell you about four things in this issue of the magazine that don’t sit well with me. If that seems counterintuitive to you,... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Puff U2’s “One Tree Hill” is a hymn that is both grief-laden and hope-filled, a hope shaped by Christological themes (“ U2’s Mennonite string section ,” May 5). I was looking... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion |