Opinion

Interactive theatre requires audience participation, explained Cedric Martin as he introduced “I Love You and It Hurts,” a Theatre of the Beat performance held at the Kitchener... Read More
October 19, 2023 | Opinion | Barb Draper
At times, it’s shocking, violent and gory. It’s also one of the most compelling pop culture depictions of Christian faith and religion in recent memory. Midnight Mass , a limited... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Editorial | Aaron Epp
Thank you for this excellent, nuanced article (“ The gift of life, the question of death ,” September 22). Clearly, patients have always made private, off-the-books decisions with... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Opinion |
David Klassen of Rosenfeld, Manitoba, age 83, poses for an informal portrait at a family reunion. The photo is from a 1955 article in The Canadian Mennonite , which frequently... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
As a child, I was vaguely envious of others who had deep connections in Canada. In my family, that was not the case. My parents are from the UK and we spent our vacations going... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Opinion | Ben Cassels
My 88-year-old father often asks why churches push out people who don’t 100 percent agree with their theology. “Why can’t they all just get along?” He is worried about the... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
Popular author, speaker and shame researcher Brené Brown once quipped, “You can’t swing a cat without hitting a narcissist.” She later apologized for the inhumane image conjured... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
In early 2000, when I first stepped into the sanctuary of Willingdon Church in Burnaby, B.C., I was astounded to see the music team’s diversity. A variety of races and ethnicities... Read More
October 5, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
The following article is an online supplement to Miles Wiederkehr’s article, “A cycle of practical love” in the Sept. 22, 2023, issue of Canadian Mennonite. In “A cycle of... Read More
September 22, 2023 | Web First - Opinion | Andre Wiederkehr
In the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with five people who have been deeply wounded by church institutions. I’ve met countless more in previous years. I regularly receive notes from... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Wrestling I read your piece (“ The duty of tension ,” June 16) and I’ve been wrestling with the content. It was a great editorial, and I commend your willingness to stomach the... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion |
It’s worth celebrating that the regions of MC Canada have identified the climate crisis as a priority ministry area in recent years. Like all priorities, where the rubber really... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Sandy Plett
This photo depicts the founding of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada in 1902 at Tiefengrund, Sask. The men in this photo include (back row, l to r): David Epp, Laird, Sask.;... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
My sister Helen is a retired nurse who spent much of her career working with palliative patients. In the last few years of her working life, she encountered medical assistance in... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
An encounter with Jesus is a call for transformation. Such is the story of Zacchaeus. Jesus noticed him watching from a tree and invited himself for dinner. Zacchaeus must have... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
Psalm 103 contains familiar and beautiful lines that speak of the Lord as being gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. They’re lovely, but that’s not... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
In order to fully embrace the diversity of the church and to live into God’s reign of justice and peace, it is necessary to sing and pray with Indigenous Christians. Songs are a... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Sarah Kathleen Johnson, Katie Graber and Anneli Loepp Thiessen
My memories of high school are largely a featureless blur—I did graduate 40 years ago—but one incident that stands out in detail is a lecture in my vocational agriculture class... Read More
September 21, 2023 | Opinion | Miles Wiederkehr
How do you discern a career change? Or, to use language many in the church are familiar with, how do you discern a new call? After 25 years in local ministry, specifically in the... Read More
September 7, 2023 | Opinion | Shel Boese
For the past two years, the Meserete Kristos Church (MKC)—the Anabaptist denominational body in Ethiopia—has been working with communities and local institutions to restore peace... Read More
September 7, 2023 | Opinion | Mekonnen Gemeda
Have you completed our opinion survey? If not, here is your invitation to do so. We need your help to re-think how Canadian Mennonite (CM) can best serve the church. Please use... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Humans, humus and healing The portrait of a family living a subsistence-level lifestyle (“ Humans and Humus ,” July 28) might well serve to trigger a resolve to be more self-... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Opinion |
The first time I remember hearing of a shortage of pastors was over 35 years ago. I was in the process of completing my Bible College degree, and a conference leader was... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Opinion | Tim Wiebe-Neufeld
In December 1924, this family was starting a new life in more ways than one. Katharina (Enns Rempel) and Jacob P. Braun, both widowed, separately emigrated from the Soviet Union... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I heard some strong language this summer about church from various extended family members. I’m sure this is not just in my family! Conversation at family gatherings is not... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen

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