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
By 1961, men’s groups in General Conference churches had proliferated to the point where a national organization, “Mennonite Men of Canada,” was formed. Here, in 1962, are... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Recently, another of my old aunts died. Aunt Anne was my dad’s sister. The Olfert family was a large one, with six boys and six girls. Three sisters and a brother remain. Aunt... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
This column is going to attempt two tasks, because, well, everything is connected! As usual, I may be trying to do too much—let’s see! First of all, May is mental health month... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Randy Haluza-DeLay
I grew up believing that God’s will was specific. God had a plan for my life and I was either living faithfully along that path or veering from it. It wasn’t necessarily defiant... Read More
May 18, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
With this issue of Canadian Mennonite , Ross W. Muir completes his time with the magazine. As managing editor for almost 18 years, he has undertaken a central piece of the work... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Reader finds assurance in the Holy Spirit’s presence Troy Watson has exposed us to the topic of the Holy Spirit among us as believers, in his April 7 column, “ Many Christians do... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion |
I am looking ahead to my last summer as associate program director of Mennonite Church Manitoba’s Camps with Meaning (CwM) program; my last summer spent travelling to and from... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Janet Peters
This picture is of the Pauingassi Trading Post, located 276 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg and 16 km from the Manitoba and Ontario border. Mission worker Henry Neufeld brought a... Read More
May 4, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz