Opinion

Preparing your personal will in light of the Lord’s Prayer makes a lot of sense if you seek to do God’s will on earth as it is done in heaven. As Christians, we acknowledge that... Read More
November 24, 2010 | Viewpoints | Arnie Friesen
It’s too bad the New Wineskins consultations of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), that covered a four-year period and got Mennonites together from all over the world, didn’t “... Read More
November 24, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Every year at this time I feel some anxiety. I’m talking about Christmas and it has to do with shopping. Well, to be exact, my anxiety has to do with “not” shopping. For almost a... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
The silly season will soon arrive when you will hear, “What do you want for Christmas?” Endlessly creative lists of desires will follow. Others will go all high-horse and not ask... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I don’t think clearly when I’m anxious. I need to be reminded to slow down and breath deeply. Doing so creates the space wherein I can regain a sense of clarity, so that whatever... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Viewpoints | Jeff Steckley
What will the typical Mennonite Church Canada congregation look like in three years? That’s the question on the minds of my fellow congregants at Waterloo North Mennonite Church,... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Late in his life, Guy F. Hershberger reflected that 1944 had been a watershed year for the Mennonite Church. That year Hershberger’s book, War, Peace and Nonresistance , was... Read More
November 9, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | Barb Draper
The document that helped lay the foundation for the historic reconciliation in July 2010 between Lutherans and Mennonites is now available as a downloadable document. The 120-page... Read More
October 28, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | By Byron Rempel-Burkholder
Up until a few days ago, there were three different kinds of toothpaste in our bathroom, one belonging to each of the three people living in our home. My husband and I have long... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I was privileged to participate in the 2010 International Mennonite Pastors Coming Together (IMPaCT) program this year in British Columbia. It proved to be a very valuable... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Barry Lesser
“Christians are particularly vulnerable to con artists,” a retired Ontario accountant says. Sadly, Bruce Karcher’s comment is more than just speculation. For the past five years,... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
In a world rich with Christian re-sources, the Anabaptist perspective offers a prophetic voice that is both refreshing and disturbing. It can challenge and it can affirm. It can... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
Canadians have every right to ask questions about the merger of Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN), with offices in Waterloo, Ont., and Scottdale, Pa., and Third Way Media,... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
This is a jewel of a book: its structure, seamless use of metaphor, the powerful quest motif and the humour make it a captivating and stimulating read. Although the title’s byline... Read More
October 25, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | Jack Dueck
I hope no one will be too surprised or disappointed if I put aside my usual social justice subject matter to consider a more general question: How exactly do we become better... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
I’ve entered that stage in life where something called a “teenager” meanders and groans its pimpled way through our home. It’s interesting to watch and talk to. In this new... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
The bad news: Our kids don’t know their Bibles. The good news: They are probably practising it better than many of their elders. If you take the time to talk with these reportedly... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Editorial | By Dick Benner
The Naked Anabaptist: The Bare Essentials of a Radical Faith. Stuart Murray. Herald Press, 2010, 191 pages. To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy and Possibility of Christianity... Read More
October 7, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | By Dick Benner, editor/publisher
Mennonite German Soldiers: Nation, Religion, and Family in the Prussian East, 1772–1880, by Mark Jantzen. University of Notre Dame Press, 2010, 384 pages. Mennonite German... Read More
October 7, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | Preview by Notre Dame University Press
The Gift of Difference: Radical Orthodoxy, Radical Reformation . Chris K. Huebner and Tripp York, eds. Canadian Mennonite University Press, 2010, 240 pages. The Gift of Difference... Read More
October 7, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | Reviewed by David Driedger
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home . Rhoda Janzen. Henry Holt and Company, 2009, 241 pages. My sister lent me her copy of Mennonite in a Little Black Dress... Read More
October 7, 2010 | Web First - Opinion | By Barb Draper
These are golden days on the Prairies as summer melds into autumn. Everywhere the eye gazes, it touches on gold. Fields of grain, cut or standing, are pale gold. The dust of... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Melissa Miller
A young adult in her last semester of college and considering pastoral ministry takes the initiative to invite each pastor in her community for coffee so that she can learn from... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Karen Martens Zimmerly
Life insurance considers their jobs more dangerous than munitions workers. Their profession has the second-highest divorce rate. Fifteen hundred of them leave their jobs each... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Kevin Davidson
With music being so much a part of the Mennonite DNA, is it any wonder that the spectre of a new hymnal brings some trepidation to the congregational scene? Amid a growing... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Editorial | By Dick Benner

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