During a Mennonite Church gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, some years ago, I decided to go to a local restaurant for lunch. I left my name tag and swag bag behind so that I... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | William Loewen
Menno House was formed by a group of young Mennonite students and recent graduates living in Toronto in 1956. The aim was to provide support and community to Mennonite students in... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I recall sitting through church services as a child, being even more bored with the pastor’s long prayer than I was by the sermon. During the sermon I could look around at people... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
The world has become heterogeneous. We live in an era of cultural boundarilessness. Go to the nearest McDonald’s and see who is sitting there. Tune into CBC’s My Farmland , in... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
I came closer than I’d like to admit. Three weeks before a family road trip to Ontario, our ex-Hutterite mechanic gave our 2004 Jetta wagon the death sentence. The ensuing car... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Perfection In response to various recent articles and letters about banning and cancel culture: Most of what I’ve seen, heard or read about cancel culture appears to define it as... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion |
These days I’ve been thinking about youth and the church. Connecting youth to the church is a passion of mine, and I’m fortunate that the wonderful people of Saskatchewan see fit... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
By 1961, men’s groups in General Conference churches had proliferated to the point where a national organization, “Mennonite Men of Canada,” was formed. Here, in 1962, are... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Recently, another of my old aunts died. Aunt Anne was my dad’s sister. The Olfert family was a large one, with six boys and six girls. Three sisters and a brother remain. Aunt... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
This column is going to attempt two tasks, because, well, everything is connected! As usual, I may be trying to do too much—let’s see! First of all, May is mental health month... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
I grew up believing that God’s will was specific. God had a plan for my life and I was either living faithfully along that path or veering from it. It wasn’t necessarily defiant... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
With this issue of Canadian Mennonite , Ross W. Muir completes his time with the magazine. As managing editor for almost 18 years, he has undertaken a central piece of the work... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Reader finds assurance in the Holy Spirit’s presence Troy Watson has exposed us to the topic of the Holy Spirit among us as believers, in his April 7 column, “ Many Christians do... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion |
I am looking ahead to my last summer as associate program director of Mennonite Church Manitoba’s Camps with Meaning (CwM) program; my last summer spent travelling to and from... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Janet Peters
This picture is of the Pauingassi Trading Post, located 276 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg and 16 km from the Manitoba and Ontario border. Mission worker Henry Neufeld brought a... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
It was Easter Sunday, and after the sun came up over the horizon during our congregational sunrise service, we all tramped inside to share an amazing potluck breakfast spread. My... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
When Sarah Kathleen Johnson was an undergraduate student at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ont., she wrote a hymn text based on Psalm 139. More than a decade later... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Anneli Loepp Thiessen
According to a recent Wall Street Journal -Norc poll, the smallest percentage of Americans (12 percent) said they were “very happy” since 1972. These “very happy” people share a... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Once upon a time, there was a belief in the Canadian Mennonite church that if it welcomed new people of colour, immigrants and refugees, these newcomers would eventually join and... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
During the Papal visit to Canada in the summer of 2022, observers and news-watchers likely caught glimpses of banners and heard chants to reject or repudiate the Doctrine of... Read More
April 20, 2023 | Editorial | Jonathan Neufeld
The religion of peace The week the F-35 fighter jet was on the cover (Jan. 30), I had pulled an antique book of sermons off the shelf that my wife had from her grandmother... Read More
April 20, 2023 | Opinion |
Have you ever heard of the 4 Cs? In education, the 4 Cs refer to 21st century learning skills including critical thinking, creative thinking, communicating and collaborating. In... Read More
April 20, 2023 | Opinion | Ann L. Schultz
In 2023, the Mennonite Heritage Archives celebrates 90 years of service to the Mennonite community. It can trace its roots to the Conference of Mennonites in Canada’s annual... Read More
April 20, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
A recent weekend was exhausting, delightful, enlightening, hilarious, touching . . . and exhausting. The stars lined up in such a way that we kept our youngest grandchild, seven-... Read More
April 20, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
A dandelion tattoo festoons my left forearm, a puffball ready to launch its wispy seeds. Asked to speak at one of our congregations one Sunday, I intended to start the children’s... Read More
April 20, 2023 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay