Opinion

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
I have worked at Camp Valaqua for a total of six summers, and this summer I am back on staff after being away for a few years. Valaqua is a place where I learned many things. It... Read More
August 28, 2019 | Opinion | Michael Taves
If you wear clothes, then you need to care about how they were made and who made them. Even if you aren’t interested in “fashion.” Even if it means giving up your favourite stores... Read More
August 28, 2019 | Opinion | Elise Epp
It has become a routine yet still shocking news report: another shooting in a quiet neighbourhood or at a shopping centre, nightclub, school or place of worship. Then come the... Read More
August 14, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
The message of Jesus is ‘superior and important’ Re: “ Reaching out requires letting in ,” June 24, page 13. Troy Watson’s column talks about “[t]his barrier is about our subtle... Read More
August 14, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
“With” may be the most important word in the Christian faith. So argues Sam Wells, an Anglican priest-theologian, in Incarnational Ministry , a book about being with the church... Read More
August 14, 2019 | Opinion | Garth Ewert Fisher
The Petitcodiac (N.B.) Mennonite Church Council is pictured during a meeting in 1996. Whether around a kitchen table or a purposely built boardroom, church councils are the... Read More
August 14, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
At the Mennonite Church Canada Gathering earlier this summer, my husband Darnell and I led a workshop on the theme of inspiring the imagination of the local church. While we... Read More
August 14, 2019 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman

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