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 |
In Mark 2:1, Jesus teaches the word to crowds gathered at his home. (Most readers don’t realize this was likely Jesus’s house). Jesus didn’t want the crowds. In the previous... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Kevin Barkowsky and Janette Thiessen
In 1976, Jake and Trudy Unrau bought a home at 171 Walnut Street in Winnipeg and opened it up for Indigenous people visiting Winnipeg for medical appointments. In 1977, the... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
An impassioned rant by a grandchild included these words: “Opa, why are you not dead yet?” Why indeed. The comment regarding my deserved death connects to the story of a recent... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Tourism is often promoted for the sake of economic development and toward the goal of breaking down stereotypes and barriers. A companion and I just returned from the Holy Land... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
Would you rather drink from the fountain of youth or the fountain of life? Why is our culture so obsessed with the many iterations of the mythical fountain of youth? Is it a... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
This spring it dawned on me that our front yard occasionally functions as a safe-ish consumption site. Almost 10 years ago we bought a small church in Winnipeg’s West End and... Read More
June 15, 2023 | Opinion | David Driedger
I’m not certain this is a good idea, but I’m going to tell you about four things in this issue of the magazine that don’t sit well with me. If that seems counterintuitive to you,... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Puff U2’s “One Tree Hill” is a hymn that is both grief-laden and hope-filled, a hope shaped by Christological themes (“ U2’s Mennonite string section ,” May 5). I was looking... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion |
During a Mennonite Church gathering in Charlotte, North Carolina, some years ago, I decided to go to a local restaurant for lunch. I left my name tag and swag bag behind so that I... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | William Loewen
Menno House was formed by a group of young Mennonite students and recent graduates living in Toronto in 1956. The aim was to provide support and community to Mennonite students in... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I recall sitting through church services as a child, being even more bored with the pastor’s long prayer than I was by the sermon. During the sermon I could look around at people... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
The world has become heterogeneous. We live in an era of cultural boundarilessness. Go to the nearest McDonald’s and see who is sitting there. Tune into CBC’s My Farmland , in... Read More
June 1, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
I came closer than I’d like to admit. Three weeks before a family road trip to Ontario, our ex-Hutterite mechanic gave our 2004 Jetta wagon the death sentence. The ensuing car... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Perfection In response to various recent articles and letters about banning and cancel culture: Most of what I’ve seen, heard or read about cancel culture appears to define it as... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion |
These days I’ve been thinking about youth and the church. Connecting youth to the church is a passion of mine, and I’m fortunate that the wonderful people of Saskatchewan see fit... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Kirsten Hamm-Epp