“Discernment” has been a much-used word and concept in interpreting the Bible over the past number of years. Mainly we have defined it as a working tool to determine what God in... Read More
April 22, 2015 | Editorial |
Wouldn’t it be nice if the Bible’s answers were ‘cut and dried’? While I haven’t got any answers, I have been reading with interest the articles and letters about sexuality issues... Read More
April 22, 2015 | Viewpoints |
“Yep, I have to get an annual membership.” That customer comment reflects growing excitement over CommonWord, the new resource venture of Mennonite Church Canada and Canadian... Read More
April 22, 2015 | Viewpoints | Arlyn Friesen Epp
On a lovely summer day while walking down the street, a young woman approached me and politely asked if she could show me a magic trick. Given a host of cues, I assumed she would... Read More
April 22, 2015 | Viewpoints |
An early sign of spring in southern Ontario is seeing sports teams move their practices outside. The sight of children and youth in colourful uniforms on the soccer pitch is a... Read More
April 22, 2015 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
One of the many fascinating events to occur in the Book of Exodus is God “leaving” the mountain of God (Mount Sinai) to travel with the Hebrews to the Promised Land in a portable... Read More
April 22, 2015 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Some significant changes are occurring at Canadian Mennonite . First, we are bidding farewell to one of our expert regional correspondents, Evelyn Rempel Petkau, after 18 years of... Read More
April 8, 2015 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Bible contains the word of God but isn’t the Word of God Re: “ Bible written without an understanding of genetics ” letter, March 2, page 14. Finally, we have someone pointing out... Read More
April 8, 2015 | Viewpoints |
I was on my Monday morning transit commute sitting near a group of people who loudly reminisced about their weekend exploits. Without embarrassment they relived what could be... Read More
April 8, 2015 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
My wife and I arrived in Vancouver in 1994 with our two sons, aged 9 and 12. I had been an air traffic controller, then law enforcement officer in Hong Kong. As a landed immigrant... Read More
April 8, 2015 | Viewpoints | Richard Chan
A little girl stood on the snowy steps of Alberta’s Legislature in Edmonton, holding a sign that declares, “ISIS is not Islam,” during a rally by members of the local Muslim... Read More
April 8, 2015 | Viewpoints | Valerie Proudfoot
Disturbing and perplexing is the only way to describe the cut in federal funding for a proven program of ex-prisoner rehabilitation called Circles of Support and Accountability (... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Editorial |
‘Well-worn clichés’ can hide the truth Re: “ A father’s struggle with his gay son ,” March 2, page 29. The well-worn cliché of “God loves the sinner but hates the sin,” just like... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Viewpoints |
These Easter morning words from Mary (John 20:13b) are prophetic for the church today, a time when we may have lost our bearings in our discipleship-oriented denomination. Peace... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Viewpoints | Doug Klassen
My ears perked up at a recent seminar when a leader began to speak about crucial conversations. He defined such conversations as ones whose stakes are high, opinions vary and... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Viewpoints |
Helping people give money away over the past 15 years has been a tremendously rewarding part of my work at Mennonite Foundation of Canada. Many of these generous people are from... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
“I know your works; you are neither cold nor hot. I wish that you were either cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Viewpoints | Russel Snyder-Penner
So what does the Bible say about thin places? Interestingly enough, in our Scriptures the human story begins in a thin place: the Garden of Eden. Regardless of one’s theology, and... Read More
March 25, 2015 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
So how are we doing 490 years later? We who anchor our faith expression in what has come to be called Anabaptism over nearly five centuries now number 1.7 million all over the... Read More
March 11, 2015 | Editorial |
Which spirit drives the gay marriage discussion? Re: “ A biblical and better way ,” and “ It felt like a big deal . . . it was so powerful ,” Jan. 19, pages 4 and 13, respectively... Read More
March 11, 2015 | Viewpoints |
Most humans really do not like conflict. We often see it as the brokenness of a relationship. Especially as the church, we desire relationship, we desire wholeness. And conflict... Read More
March 11, 2015 | Viewpoints | Rianna Isaak
My life is great viewing. Tonight I watched my one-year-old meticulously pick through a small box of knick-knacks looking for something she could treasure. I wanted to interrupt,... Read More
March 11, 2015 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I’m in the thick of it. I had my second child earlier this year and life is still in the process of reordering itself. The predictable schedule went out the window and is slowly... Read More
March 11, 2015 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
There is so much to be done. Extra demands at home and at work. More time with the family. Keeping up with an exercise program. Planning the next holiday. Time out with friends... Read More
March 11, 2015 | Viewpoints | Elsie Wiebe with Kathy Giesbrecht
“Many members are not happy with the direction and general content of the magazine,” writes a Mennonite pastor, in a solicited follow-up note after one of his members cancelled... Read More
February 25, 2015 | Editorial |