Opinion

When Abraham Dick broke his back in 1938, the family struggled to keep up with the work on their farm near St. Agatha, Ont. Then one day in early November, they were surprised to... Read More
December 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Almost 13 years ago my family said our final goodbye to my mother. Grace Magdalene Bender Schwartzentruber lived a full life on two continents, always actively participating in... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: “ Honour God with Your Bodies ” insert, Sept. 25. I find myself in the awkward position of defending my theological... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Last weekend, I attended a wedding. The bride and groom asked their guests to register by highlighting their favourite verse in a Bible that they will carry into their new, shared... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Although it is only November, my community is starting to put up festive decorations and the blank spaces on my calendar are filling up quickly. A list of gifts for family and... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
It took me a while to find my poppy and peace button this year. I couldn’t remember where I’d stored them last November. “I guess I don’t have very good ‘remembrance,’ ” I joked... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
On the weekend of Oct. 13 to 15, Mennonite church delegates and others took part in Special Assembly 2017 in Winnipeg. More than 400 of us gathered from across the country to... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Manitoba church celebrates pastoral couple’s retirement Carman Mennonite Church celebrated a retirement party on Aug. 27, in honour of Bob and Martha Pauls, who had served our... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
I wasn’t too sure about this idea of moving into a city. It didn’t seem much like the utopia I dreamed of. I’m a country kid. I grew up on a farm, where we had room to roam... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
A formative experience for my childhood faith was the reading of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series. Set in the fictional land of Narnia, the seven books tell stories of... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘Shared land’ event deserved front-page coverage Re: “Shared land’ event photo, Aug. 28, back cover. I was rather set back by the minimal attention you gave to an event at Ancient... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
For Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers and national office staff, preparations for restructuring have created challenges over the past few years. Reality hit home as beloved... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Deborah Froese
In a previous Family Ties column on sexual ethics (June 19, 2017), I wondered, “Where does the Bible help us [in this regard]? And where is it limited?” As I wrote, I imagined... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
When I was a very young girl, I realized that the coloured papers in my mother’s purse could get you things. That was my intro­duction to money. Growing up, I remained fascinated... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
Jesus and his disciples were invited to Martha’s house for dinner. Martha was toiling away in the kitchen by herself while everyone else, including her sister Mary, was in the... Read More
October 18, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
In the Future Directions conversations, many people expressed a lingering concern that the proposed regional network forming Mennonite Church Canada could cause us, as a church... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Kudos to ‘Shared land’ organizers and participants Re: “Shared land” photo, Aug. 28, back cover. My husband and I attended and appreciated the focus on learning about and... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
She sat on the sidewalk of the busy street corner, five months pregnant and without a place to call home. We sat there with her on the cold concrete, listening to her story of... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Watson’s wisdom is ‘a pernicious fable’ Re: “Wisdom, where art thou?" (Pt. 10) , July 24, page 13. After reading Troy Watson’s column, I’m inclined to wonder if we’ve gone... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
It’s a big year for Lutherans—the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. So it struck me as significant that I was invited to present a sermon and serve communion alongside a synod... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
To celebrate our wedding anniversary, my husband and I canoed on our neighborhood river. Due to extremely low water levels, the first stretch was quite challenging, not unlike... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I have a nagging thought as I sit down to write this article. It’s this: I have no idea what state our world will be in when you read this in a few weeks. Who knows what will... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
To celebrate our wedding anniversary, my husband and I canoed on our neighborhood river. Due to extremely low water levels, the first stretch was quite challenging, not unlike... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Many of the stories in the pages of this magazine reflect the dreams of the people in our church family. There are stories of successful ministries, families reunited, young... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Editorial | Willard Metzger
Why aren’t Mennonites holding federal Liberal government to account? I have been waiting for the deluge of reader letters and opinion columns expressing shock and disappointment... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors

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