Opinion

This is the first summer I haven’t gone camping for at least 25 years, maybe my entire life. Since Tammy and I got married 23 years ago, our family holidays have focused on hiking... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Perhaps you remember the 2000 box office hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding . It tells the story of a young Greek American woman, Toula Portokalos, falling in love with a non-Greek WASP... Read More
August 24, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
I don’t get out much. That’s true for my personal life. My wife and I are homebodies and we jokingly refer to ourselves as “indoor kids”—a nod to the kind of children who choose... Read More
August 8, 2023 | Editorial | Aaron Epp
I’ve been learning about waiting. After avoiding it for three years, I tested positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of July—just in time to disrupt the return of the Grand... Read More
August 8, 2023 | Opinion | Josh Wallace
In his new book Shattered , Arthur Boers writes, “I realized that I never understood my father, our relationship, or even myself.” In this coming-of-age story, Boers explores his... Read More
August 4, 2023 | Opinion | Barb Draper
If integrity is the currency of change, the Wiederkehr family of Mildmay, Ontario should have a chunk of change to spend. In a world of compromise, greenwashing and homesteaders... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
In defense of dandelions I feel compelled to suggest, in a brotherly fashion, that Brother Buddy Andres re-examine his “different strokes for different folks” stance vis-a-vis... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion |
It was a tour to remember: three days, seven venues, spanning Manitoba from east to west. Recently, Mennonite Church Canada Executive Minister Doug Klassen and I travelled around... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Michael Pahl
As I swing my legs out of bed, with a hip-to-heel grumble from a sciatic nerve, I experience a moment of curiosity: What new thing will the day bring, what blessing will come?... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
It’s summer and many of us have thoughts about vacations and so-called down time. What do these things mean for your spiritual practice? Knowing that I was about to launch into a... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
I love the outdoors, but I’ll admit I’m far from being able to call myself a legitimate outdoorsman. I romanticize the idea of living out in the bush, being off the grid, being... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
Zack Hunt was shocked when his Old Testament professor slammed a Bible against the chalkboard and shouted, “Stop worshipping this book!” In Hunt’s American fundamentalist... Read More
July 27, 2023 | Opinion | Barb Draper
The fact that Mennonites are spread throughout much of the world provides the global Anabaptist community with rare access to on-the-ground, first-person comment from both... Read More
July 13, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
The book of Hebrews argues that nothing compares with Jesus. Jesus is the living God, the everlasting high priest and the redeemer of humanity. The author uses a metaphor of... Read More
July 12, 2023 | Opinion | Fanosie Legesse
In a time of great uncertainty, do we give up on worldly concerns, or try to return to a storied past? Or do we look ahead to what we can do for the future? In his 2022 New York... Read More
July 11, 2023 | Opinion | Paul Redekop
When I worked at the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) office in Winnipeg 20 years ago, I took pride in showing up early. Occasionally I even arrived before Norm, the custodian,... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Column about Holy Land draws response In response to Randy Haluza-DeLay’s June 16 column, “ Not talking politics in the Holy Land ,” Canadian Mennonite received over 70 identical... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion |
I was recently tasked with writing a “giving catalogue” that will highlight various activities of Mennonite Church Canada International Witness. For some organizations, this would... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Jeanette Hanson
Peter J. Dyck was recognized with an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo on Oct. 18, 1974. Dyck was born in 1914 and immigrated with his family to a farm near Laird... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
As a preteen more than 50 years ago, I remember asking my mom about the difference between Baptists and Mennonites, given that we were members of a Fellowship Baptist church while... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
If you have flipped through Voices Together , you have likely found that visually it looks like many other worship and song collections, with one noticeable difference: the... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Anneli Loepp Thiessen
In my April column, I invited Canadian Mennonite readers to email me their experiences, thoughts and questions about the Holy Spirit. I’m humbled and grateful to the many people... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
In his 2003 book, One Body, One Spirit: Principles of Successful Multiracial Churches , George Yancey shares the results of a major study funded by the Lily Endowment and... Read More
June 29, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
Springfield Heights process flawed I want to thank Canadian Mennonite for the report on Carman Mennonite Church and Springfield Heights Mennonite Church leaving Mennonite Church... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion |

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