Opinion

Preaching in a ‘maze of postmodern reality’ Say a prayer for pastors, teachers in seminaries and Mennonite schools, bishops and executive ministers, and any others who are tasked... Read More
October 12, 2022 | Opinion |
A former Maoist rebel, a Muslim corporate lawyer, a conservative Baptist pastor and an Indigenous coffee farmer walk into a coffee shop . . . and sit down for a board meeting for... Read More
October 12, 2022 | Opinion | Jeanette Hanson
In 1970, the province of Manitoba celebrated its 100th birthday, and celebrations included a visit by the queen and her family. Among the many stops and events in July was a visit... Read More
October 12, 2022 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
The past month has been indescribably hard for many here in Saskatchewan. I refer, of course, to the savage happenings on James Smith Cree Nation, and also touching nearby Weldon... Read More
October 12, 2022 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Some years after making a faith commitment, I was drawn by Anabaptism. It seemed to be a movement of the spirit, deeply aligned with the way of Jesus, which had attracted me to... Read More
October 12, 2022 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
As I read the annals of the kings of Israel in Chronicles, the length of the timeline gets lost on me. Only a few pages before I was reading the account of David, followed by a... Read More
October 12, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
Canadian Mennonite publisher Tobi Thiessen and executive editor Virginia A. Hostetler reflect on the magazine's 25th anniversary: Tobi Thiessen, Publisher Your church may have a... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen and Virginia A. Hostetler
Indigenous gifts to the world Re: “ Get over being called a ‘settler’  ” letter, June 27, page 7. This letter writer suggests those of us who are descendants of settlers should... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Opinion |
My family and I entered a new chapter this past week. Shortly after our fourth child was born, I stepped away from my career as a nurse to focus on our family and our family farm... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Opinion | Mary Barg
You are looking at one of the oldest original photographs in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario, likely taken in 1867. The father and daughter are John (or Jean) and Anna (“Annie... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I was in Ottawa recently for the anniversary of the church that my parents started 50 years ago. In 1972, we were five families eager to start a new—and different—church in the... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
“Come to the water, living water. Come to the water, come all, singing.” These are the words of Voices Together No. 35, “Come to the Water.” For its composer, Carol Ann Weaver,... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Opinion | Anneli Loepp Thiessen
In an episode of the television show The Simpsons , Homer complimented his boss, Mr. Burns, on being the richest person he knew. Mr Burns replied, “Ah yes, but I’d trade it all... Read More
September 28, 2022 | Opinion | Troy Watson
I once knew a young child for whom change was extremely difficult. Whether the change came as a surprise or whether the child anticipated the happy results of an expected change,... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Two editorials lauded Re: “ Two things not up for debate ” and “ Acting ‘a little strange’  ” editorials, May 16 and June 27, respectively. What a great editorial. You are... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion |
This fall is unlike any fall in my memory. As a new Mennonite pastor, I am entering this fall listening to the hearts and minds of the congregation at Foothills Mennonite Church... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion | Bill Christieson
For a few brief months in spring 1525, the first Anabaptist congregation flickered to life in this house in Zollikon, a village on the edge of Zurich, Switzerland. According to... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
This summer, I attended two family reunions separated by one week. The Olferts, my paternal family, gathered at Pike Lake for several days, while the Warkentins, the maternal side... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Faith and imagination go hand in hand. Addressing climate change decidedly requires both. Can Christians imagine a different world that takes better care of creation and all human... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
Sometimes I wish God would indisputably appear in some fantastically obvious way, eliminating my wrestling, struggling and doubt. Something like what happens in II Chronicles 7: “... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
The second event in a series of online discussions that Canadian Mennonite is hosting will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. ET. Hosted by Aaron Epp, CM ’s online... Read More
September 14, 2022 | Opinion |
On July 30, my brother was getting married in Williston, N.D., and I was the officiant. It was a lovely celebration, with little kids taking over the dance floor at the reception... Read More
August 31, 2022 | Opinion | Josh Wallace
Sara Garnet and I were cleaning out the Sunday school classrooms of Faith Mennonite Church in Leamington, Ont., with heavy hearts one Wednesday afternoon. We had put it off for a... Read More
August 31, 2022 | Opinion | Ruth Boehm
In this issue you will find reports about Mennonite Church Canada’s Gathering 2022. Recently over 300 of us met in person and virtually to explore the theme, “We declare.” I was... Read More
August 17, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler

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