“Look outside,” Dan blurted through the phone before my mother could even say hello. She walked over to the front window and was astonished to see Dan sitting in his car parked in... Read More
July 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Shortly after my birth I was registered as a Canadian citizen. Birth cast me into a life that was not of my choosing or making. The Mennonite commu-nity into which I was born has... Read More
July 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | David Driedger
The auditorium tingled as the keynote speaker took the stage. A tall black guy—a CNN personality, New York Times best-selling author, and former White House staffer who advised... Read More
July 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
‘ Honor your father and mother’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself .’ (Matt. 19:19 NIV) In our frenzied, everyday lives, it’s essential that we celebrate important ministry... Read More
July 2, 2014 | Viewpoints | By Waltrude Gortzen
By the time this editorial sees the light of print and the Internet, some 500 delegates attending our national assembly in Winnipeg will have discerned, debated, parsed and... Read More
July 2, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Keep national, area churches out of LGBTQ decisions The May 12 issue of Canadian Mennonite contains the recognition that the local congregation is gaining prominence within our... Read More
July 2, 2014 | Viewpoints |
I write this from what must be one of the most beautiful places on earth. We’re on a family holiday on one of the small Gulf Islands in British Columbia’s Strait of Georgia. I... Read More
July 2, 2014 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
This past spring, from March to May, I attended a series of classes at Spirit of Life Lutheran Church in Vancouver. The classes or “gatherings,” as they were called, were part of... Read More
July 2, 2014 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Cultural norms and values from one generation to the next are a moving target. While this isn’t a new concept, there are many challenges associated with the increased rate of... Read More
July 2, 2014 | Viewpoints | Justin Zacharias
They sat in rapt attention, taking in every word from the 80-year-olds sitting in front of them. The usual restlessness was gone. The children took in every word. It was children’... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Editorial | By Dick Benner
Informed scientists agree global warming is man-made Stephen Kennel’s letter in the May 26 issue of Canadian Mennonite unwisely attacks editor Benner for suggesting Mennonites... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Viewpoints |
From July 3-6, our extended family of faith gathers underneath the Assembly “tent.” We welcome newcomers and greet old friends, drawing closer together through praise, worship,... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Viewpoints | Hilda A. Hildebrand
The green-eyed monster twined through my family tree in an almost funny way. It began with my 88-year-old grandmother. She was irritated because her older sister had just planted... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The most surprising “friend” request I ever received on Facebook came from someone I knew only slightly. That may not seem unusual, except the person was dead. When I clicked the... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
As we seek to better understand how we attune ourselves to Divine Spirit, it’s helpful to look at how Jesus’ original disciples attuned themselves to the Holy Spirit. Acts 1 tells... Read More
June 18, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Once in a great while along comes a classic literary work that gets our attention like no other, not necessarily intended or viewed at the time of its publication, but touching... Read More
June 4, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Pretty girls can be a distraction Re: “ Getting back on track ” by Aaron Epp, May 12, page 37. We need to read the Bible for personal nourishment, and to learn how to follow God... Read More
June 4, 2014 | Viewpoints |
“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed . . . it is the smallest of all the seeds, but grows into the greatest of shrubs” (Matthew 13:31-32). We Christians take heart from... Read More
June 4, 2014 | Viewpoints | Marianne Mellinger
Jesus told his disciples to make disciples. He was very clear. He promised his Spirit would enable us and would do the work of convicting and opening hearts and minds. Our part is... Read More
June 4, 2014 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
“Hey, Chink! Go back to China!” Derogatory as it was, this was the racial slur directed at one of my Vietnamese college parishioners in a gym recently. Racist remarks of this... Read More
June 4, 2014 | Viewpoints | Kuen Yee
Over the past 20 years I have dedicated much effort to advancing the relationship between Indigenous Peoples and the rest of us. I have lived in, worked with and written about... Read More
June 4, 2014 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
Willard Metzger, executive director of Mennonite Church Canada, has been invited to comment on the complexities of the relationship between Canadian Mennonite and the denomination... Read More
May 21, 2014 | Editorial | Willard Metzger
Reader responds to March 31 issue Thank you for Dick Benner’s insightful editorial, “ Who are the millennials? ” on page 2. It seems I am in the silent generation category, which... Read More
May 21, 2014 | Viewpoints |
I recently began another journey through the Scriptures, which offered a fresh look at the story of Caleb. As a young man, he was one of the 12 Israelites sent to spy out Canaan... Read More
May 21, 2014 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
A fragment of a remark from long ago comes back. The context was a Sunday school class. I was young, just 18, a summer visitor in that church. The others were well into middle-age... Read More
May 21, 2014 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller