Opinion

As I read through long lists of descendants in the first chapters of First Chronicles, some names are familiar, like the sons of Jacob and other names I’ve encountered in Matthew’... Read More
March 16, 2022 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
What would you do if you heard that all life on earth was about to end? This is the premise behind Don’t Look Up , an Academy Awards best-picture nominee, released on Netflix in... Read More
March 16, 2022 | Opinion | Reviewed by Vic Thiessen
Since March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic came into the lives of Canadians, this magazine has published many accounts of life in pandemic times. There have been reports on how... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Thank you for sharing Janzen tribute Re: “ Simple wonder, peculiar generosity ,” Jan. 24, page 4. I recall meeting Annie Janzen for the first time at an event hosted at/by... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Opinion |
After four decades of ministry primarily focused on youth, young adults and young leaders, I welcomed the invitation to become the director of congregational ministries within... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Opinion | Kathy Giesbrecht
At the 1970 Conference of Mennonites in Canada annual sessions in Winkler, Man., Waldemar Janzen, a Canadian Mennonite Bible College professor, gave a report on young people,... Read More
March 2, 2022 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
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

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