Opinion

We wish we knew more about George Hamm of Didsbury, Alta., and his egg collection. This photo was found in The Canadian Mennonite files from the 1960s, but it was not published in... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Several months ago, I bleated piteously about a diabetes diagnosis. That has moved forward well, managed by diet, exercise and pills. Alongside, however, has come a new struggle... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
It’s too bad Christianity became a European religion. At the beginning of the seventh century, only about a quarter of the world’s Christians were on that continent. The majority... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
Are you ever afraid to say something because it might not be the popular opinion? Do you struggle to muster the courage to speak out within your congregation because you’re... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
Author Natalie Frisk brings her own parenting experience as well as years of pastoring children and youth into this engaging book, full of practical points on how to be... Read More
June 2, 2021 | Opinion | Ken Ogasawara
At the end of a video conferencing call, have you found yourself waving energetically at the screen? It might seem strange to make a goodbye gesture toward a computer, but... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Doctors, prof and more weigh in on controversial vaccine letter Re: “ Reader calls on Mennonites to reject COVID-19 vaccines ,” April 12, page 7. I am disturbed by the publication... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion |
I have grown accustomed to our regular Sunday morning live-streamed worship services and the Zoom call that follows. Oh, I might try to change it up occasionally and take the... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Arlyn Friesen Epp
Helene (Heese) Toews, seated, is honoured by Katie Dyck with a fruit basket, circa 1972. At a Conference of Mennonites in Canada meeting in 1945, Toews read a paper to a gathering... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Where or when is the next Mennonite World Conference? This was the question posed to all of us as Mennonite World Conference (MWC) staff and volunteers at a recent Zoom gathering... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
You are at the centre of every experience you’ve ever had. You’re hard wired to be self-centred. It’s your default setting because, from your relative position, you are the centre... Read More
May 24, 2021 | Opinion | Troy Watson
To the Anabaptist Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the globe: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption, pain and loss. We mourn with those who have lost... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Editorial |
Venn diagram needs political domain Re: “ Avoiding an environmental shipwreck ,” March 29, page 4. Thanks for Tim Wiebe-Neufeld’s feature article. I applaud his call to both... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion |
To some, rest is a four-letter word. There are a myriad of reasons why people avoid sleep: some restrict it in a counterproductive attempt to increase work output; others devalue... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Andrew Haak
To celebrate Manitoba’s 150th birthday, the Trailblazer’s Award was established. Helena Reimer (1905-1993) of Steinbach, Man., was a recipient. Reimer was a nurse, educator,... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
From 1992 to ’95 I worked at Rosthern (Sask.) Junior College as dean in the men’s dormitory. It was my first step away from the farm. I was 40 when I moved there, and the... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Some of us are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and more are on lists, anxiously waiting for supplies to become more robust, and hoping dearly that the end of the pandemic is... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
It was the first Sunday of Advent and we had lit a single candle in our living room as part of our online worship service. Our Advent wreath was neatly set up on the coffee table... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
How can helpful, respectful conversation happen in the church? Who can speak? What are they allowed to say? How can words cause harm? These questions emerge from time to time in... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
The value of solar power Re: “ Avoiding an environmental shipwreck ,” March 29, page 4. A few comments related to Tim Wiebe-Neufeld’s feature on reducing his carbon footprint by... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion |
How can we help each other to follow Jesus? I’m sure I’m not alone when I relate that my own journey of discipleship has sometimes felt more like a solo expedition than a... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Werner De Jong
A baptismal group from 1967 at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, B.C. Baptism was an important event in the life of an individual and the church, and people dressed for... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
Strong, hopeful and resilient. Are those words that describe you today, after a year of pandemic restrictions, with all the predictions of doom in regards to climate change, and... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
It’s been a while since you dared listen to the whispers of your innermost being, calling you to discover who you truly, fully are. That inner voice suggesting there is a power at... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Troy Watson
My family farms, raising plants and animals on a small scale—40 hens, five cows, two sows—both to feed ourselves and as a source of income. So I read with great interest “ What... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Theo Wiederkehr

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