Opinion

I smiled seeing a friend post on Facebook, tongue firmly in cheek, that civil disobedience is fine as long as he agrees with the issue. I’ve participated in my share of protest... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
I’m not sure what happened over the past two years. Maybe I finally accepted that it’s over. We’ve passed the point of no return. Climate change; democracy collapse; and the death... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. When tensions grow, positions harden, and hearts grow cold, we call for Canadians to pause, step back and reflect. We see that (on Feb. 3)... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Opinion |
“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” This proverb, attributed to the first-century Greek philosopher Epictetus, is still good advice... Read More
February 16, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
MC Canada executive ministers release statement on ‘freedom rallies’ The day after thousands of truckers and other protesters converged on Parliament Hill in late January to call... Read More
February 16, 2022 | Opinion |
These three words, at least for me, capture strong feelings I experience as I work with congregations and pastoral leaders at this time. We have entered a time when we are not... Read More
February 16, 2022 | Opinion | Al Rempel
This is a photo of the home of Bernhard Klippenstein (1880-1973) and Maria (nee Dyck) Klippenstein (1882-1956) in Waldheim, Northwest Territories. They moved from Altbergthal,... Read More
February 16, 2022 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
A friend called last week. Tony (a pseudonym) had undergone surgery in a Saskatoon hospital, had recuperated for a number of days, and was needing a ride home to Prince Albert,... Read More
February 16, 2022 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Warning: Spoiler alert for Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns . I have a mental list of Disney movies I wish would end differently, movies that might actually pack a better punch if... Read More
February 16, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
In the final days of January, a Christian acquaintance of mine started sharing social media posts supporting the “Freedom convoy” of truckers driving across Canada. The... Read More
February 2, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
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

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