Opinion

Writers speak out in support of sexual-abuse survivor Re: “ A survivor of sexual abuse speaks out ,” Jan. 10, page 13. I love that phrase that you use to describe yourself: “a... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion |
There is something about snowstorms that brings out the best in people. A stuck car will quickly attract a group to help push it out. My wife and I often find our neighbour has... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion | Tim Wiebe-Neufeld
Cree chief, lawyer and author Harold Cardinal speaks at a symposium on “Native Peoples” at the University of Waterloo, Ont., in 1976. The event was planned by Conrad Grebel... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I’ve been pondering a new-to-me thought in the last few weeks. In reviewing the Scripture texts selected for Anabaptist World Fellowship Sunday this year, from the worship... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
Almost 400 years ago, the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “All of humanity’s problems stem from [people’s] inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion | Troy Watson
I once memorized Romans 12, and verse 18 always stuck with me: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” As Christians, shouldn’t we be at... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion | Amy Rinner Waddell
A few months ago, my wife and I watched a film called CODA . Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a child of deaf adults (CODA). Her parents and brother, who is also deaf, rely on her to... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Opinion | Ryan Dueck
Thanks to you, this magazine has entered its 25th year of publishing under the name Canadian Mennonite . We picked up the mantle in September 1997 from The Mennonite Reporter , a... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Talking will hopefully lead to learning Re: “ ‘ We might learn something ’ ” letter, Dec. 6, 2021, page 8. I definitely agree with Henry Bergen’s comments concerning our need to... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Opinion |
In this beginning time of 2022, while we are coming out of the dark of winter, and hopefully out of the dark of this pandemic, what is it that endures? Also, what is it that gives... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Opinion | Garry Janzen
The banner at the Conference of Mennonites in Canada gathering in Vancouver in August 1971 read, “That the world may believe,” based on John 17:21. Palmer Becker, executive... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
Genesis 1 describes God’s creation activity as, among other things, blessing the male/female that God had created, and commanding them to rule over every living creature that... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
I am in favour of talking about faith in Jesus. I especially like to do so with those who do not hold to that faith. Some call that “evangelism” and use it as a dirty word. We all... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
For a few years now, I have felt good about my slow but steady pace of reading reflectively through Scripture. It is a spiritual discipline I’ve moulded in a way that works for me... Read More
January 19, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
As we launch into 2022, it’s helpful to reflect on the year that has passed. It’s also a time to consider what’s ahead. With a presence both in print and online, Canadian... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Thanks offered for ‘defunding police’ feature Re: “ Defund the police? ” feature, Sept. 27, 2021, page 4. Grateful to Aaron Epp and Canadian Mennonite for taking up this... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Opinion |
It was a lifelong dream coming true. In a crowded stairwell I inched toward what we had all come to see. Down in the basement, below street level, the room smelled of the smoke... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Opinion | Doug Klassen
Problems with dancing have been discussed at numerous times in many church settings. On July 3, 1951, the Northwest Mennonite Conference delegates discussed the Alberta education... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
As we move into 2022, many of us look back at our experience of church last year with dismay and we look forward with hope. Or do you look back with longing, and forward with... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
I’ve never seen mist move in so quickly. A multitude of mysterious wisps just appeared out of nowhere, advancing swiftly across the rolling hills before me like an army of ghosts... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Yet again, I read last month about another pastor, an Anabaptist leader at that, being accused of sexual misconduct. It was Bruxy Cavey, pastor of The Meeting House, a Be in... Read More
January 5, 2022 | Opinion | Andrea De Avila
Living in pandemic times, we have realized how important it is to stay connected with each other, as friends, in our own neighbourhoods and as church communities. We need contact... Read More
December 15, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
In warmer months, a circle of seven or so adults gathers in my backyard on Sunday afternoons. We earnestly discuss Scripture, share the highs and lows of our lives, ask what God... Read More
December 15, 2021 | Opinion | Josh Wallace
Barbara Nickel has done something very clever with her book Dear Peter, Dear Ulla . She brings Mennonite history to life as she presents the daily struggles of two related... Read More
December 15, 2021 | Opinion | Barb Draper
The recent floods in southern British Columbia have wreaked havoc in many ways, devastating towns and roads, and deeply impacting communities. In the face of this disaster, our... Read More
December 15, 2021 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman

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