Opinion

This past weekend, I was invited to one of our small rural congregations to help it discern the future. The concern, as expressed by the congregation, is that if the status quo... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Siemens
It is truly remarkable that through hell and high water, the good news of Jesus has arrived to me, today, in 2018, in Canada. This is a miracle of God. Through persecution, the... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Pancakes played a role in the story told in “ Mennonites connect over pancakes .” Here is a tasty recipe. In various Mennonite recipe books, this traditional “Russian Mennonite”... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
Under the watchful eye of a Kitchener, Ont., store owner, a teenager browses the record collection. Shortly, she will slip one into her bag, and the owner will catch her in the... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
In the first week I started in this role, a former reader told me she didn’t read Canadian Mennonite anymore because it didn’t have enough joy. Ouch! We Mennonites do take... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Spiritual directors thanked for their Lenten prayer guide Re: “ Lenten prayer sheet reflects Lululemon spirituality ” letter, March 12, page 7. The references to the Lenten prayer... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
At our annual Mennonite Church Manitoba delegates meeting in Winnipeg in March, I concluded my time as a member of the regional church board. I served on this board as a rep from... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Virginia Gerbrandt Richert
Many years ago, a boyfriend who subsequently became my husband gave me a book about touch and its essential place in human well-being. At the time, touch was a delightful dynamic... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
After years of my gym membership not bearing fruit, I switched to a gym where a fitness coach leads each workout. It’s been a little over a year now, and I’m in better shape than... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
I don’t like the cover of today’s issue. I don’t want to see it lying on my coffee table. You probably don’t either. At the top, a large uniformed man wields a whip, as armed... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Feature writer breaks faith with Paul’s word to the Corinthians Re: “ Unity of the Spirit ,” Feb. 26, page 4. I found the adapted presentation of Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
I’ve had a bit of a road rage problem. It peeves me when I need to throw on the brakes because another vehicle pulled out in front of me. Sadly, too often my reaction has been to... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Families of the Kitchener-Waterloo House Churches sing hymns around a piano in 1974. This particular house church began services in 1969. North American Mennonites rediscovered... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I like to attend congregational business meetings. Yes, that includes reading my congregation’s annual report booklet. Although I’ve never been a delegate at a churchwide... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
It’s important to listen well Re: “ The skill and soul of listening ,” and “ What kind of Mennonite? ” (Feb. 12, pages 16 and 2, respectively). The Bible refers often to listening... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
In a phone conversation with a friend, she reveals her struggle with an event she is planning. Given that the gathering will be held in a small space, there are a limited number... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Lately, I have had several conversations with people about downsizing or simplifying their estates. Some talk about rearranging their financial affairs to make life easier for... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
“Sorry” is a very Canadian expression, but what does it mean? To the more than 200 Sixties Scoop survivors gathered at the Amiskwaciy Academy in Edmonton on March 1, 2018, the... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
When I first heard that Easter falls on April Fools’ Day this year, my mind immediately thought about how many people think I’m a fool for believing in the Easter story. I can... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Here are some things you may not know about Canadian Mennonite : • It takes a while The print magazine goes through a production schedule that includes the writing, editing,... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Lenten prayer sheet reflects Lululemon spirituality A friend recently sent me the new “Lenten Guided Prayer Experience,” issued by the Mennonite Spiritual Directors of Eastern... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
What is our baseline for unity in the church? The most basic shared reality is that the church is a community of people who follow and walk faithfully with Jesus Christ. In order... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
There was an intense, seemingly overwhelming ache in my heart. Separated by 2,500 kilometres for our third school year apart, I longed for my sweetheart. I read her letters over... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Last fall when Erin Froese and her household received the gift of many large squash they had trouble using it all up. They made a couple large pots of Butternut bisque and invited... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
This image of a Passover meal appears next to Exodus 12 in a Bible published in Zurich in 1531. The idea of owning a family Bible, especially in one’s own language, was very new... Read More
March 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing

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