Opinion

Mennonite Church British Columbia is excited to welcome the nationwide Mennonite church to Gathering 2019 in Abbotsford, B.C. The imagination of the church is still unfolding and... Read More
March 13, 2019 | Opinion | Garry Janzen
“They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” These famous... Read More
March 13, 2019 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
My friend Catherine* teaches at a community school in the core of our city. Given her experience and her skill set, she manages a classroom that is not so much age- or grade-... Read More
March 13, 2019 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Last December, unbeknownst to each other, my daughter-in-law and I bought each other bamboo toothbrushes as Christmas presents. Earlier in the year, she had heard me lament the... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Author Miriam Toews a ‘two-trick’ pony Re: “ Modern ghosts of a horse-drawn scandal: Pt. IV,” Nov. 26, 2018, page 18. Unfortunately, Miriam Toews has only two themes she writes... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
As we explore new possibilities in our journey with a new church structure, the Mission and Service Committee of Mennonite Church Alberta has been dreaming about possibilities in... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Opinion | Vince Friesen
These Saskatchewan ladies are hovering over baked goods at a sale circa 1964. “Ladies groups” have been significant organizations that have contributed to the social and spiritual... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
A few months ago, a preacher at our church included suicide in his sermon. Philippians 1 was the text, where the Apostle Paul sets out his dilemma between preferring life or death... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Opinion | Melissa Miller
As a mother of four little ones, I find church can be pretty chaotic. For six years while living in Manila, our Filipino church gathered in our home while my kids played around... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman
I’ve run into a number of people who are “spiritual but not religious,” who have recently started attending church. They told me they skip the opening worship and just show up to... Read More
February 27, 2019 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Every winter, I hear a radio advertisement for a back-to-the-woods summer children’s camp in Ontario. The ad closes with the tagline, “You send us your child, and we’ll send you... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Colombian reader moved by CM feature article Re: “ Holding hands with the FARC ,” Jan. 7, page 4. I read this story with tears and with profound sentiments. I’m part of a... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
During this past year, Mennonite Church Saskatchewan has focused on the theme of “Deepening our walk with Christ,” in the hope of increasing our openness to encounters with God’s... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Ryan Siemens
An accordionist serenades a literary society meeting at Chesley Lake Camp in Ontario, in 1949. Chesley Lake was the first Mennonite church camp in Ontario and one of the first in... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I drove to the nursing home to visit a dear old friend. She was sleeping when I entered her room, so I pulled up a chair to wait. Waiting would not be a chore. As I gazed at her... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Reading the Bible can be challenging; it is a complex collection of books written thousands of years ago in different cultures. The Bible Unwrapped has easy-to-read explanations... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Barb Draper
Last fall, ignited by curiosity about what we would hear if we invited women to share their experiences of life within Mennonite Church Manitoba congregations, Mennonite Women... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Kathy Giesbrecht
Grab your cowboy hat and don’t mind the barn smell! Join Will Braun, Canadian Mennonite’s resident ranter, once around the barn on his southern Manitoba farmyard. This time he... Read More
February 7, 2019 | Web First - Opinion | Will Braun
I got my first taste of journalism at a Mennonite school. As a second-year English major, I began writing for The Weather Vane , the student newspaper at Eastern Mennonite College... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
CM, Miriam Toews criticized for exploiting Bolivian rape case Re: “ Moderns ghosts of a horse-drawn scandal ,” Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 26, 2018, issues. I feel that Miriam... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
This past week I attended a cluster meeting with a small group of pastors from southern Manitoba to talk about mission and church engagement in their communities. The pastors... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Dorothy Fontaine
When we pulled up the steep driveway of my grandparents’ old house, I was overcome with tears of nostalgia and tears of loss for the love that this space once held. My beloved Oma... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman
In 2013, I embarked on an ancestral pilgrimage to Scotland. The first site I visited was Lochmaben Castle, where, according to my Aunt Faye’s genealogical research, one of our... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Why do you travel? For fun, to learn, to connect? All three combined for Dorothy, Lorna and Gertrude Bergey as they joined a Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario bus tour to... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing

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