Opinion

One Saturday afternoon I was deep in thought driving home on mental “autopilot.” When I returned to awareness of my surroundings, I was disoriented, as I had inadvertently driven... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
That provocative question came not at a church revival meeting, but from a researcher speaking to a mostly secular audience about trends in Canadian philanthropy. Regular... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
After the long and sometimes exasperating car trip with her husband, Martha joked to her friends, “Anytime I got mad at him, I just climbed in the back seat with my book and... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The Mennonite Church Canada assembly this summer in Waterloo, Ont., and delegates’ engagement with the Being a Faithful Church process have provided me with many reasons to be... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
Magazine makes for good ‘devotional’ reading In your June 13 editorial, “ Conversing in the ‘big tent ,’” you say that Canadian Mennonite is primarily about reporting and dialogue... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints |
As a person old enough to be their grandparent, I have to be careful with my words about young people. Having grandchildren of my own, I have learned, sometimes the hard way, to... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
A place to belong: These few little words became especially important to me as I reflect not only on the upcoming 60th anniversary of Mennonite Women Canada in 2012, but also on a... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Waltrude Gortzen
Someone I know goes to church on Sunday mornings in a movie theatre . The group worships in a “cheap seats” cinema on the outskirts of our city, nestled in a suburban cluster of... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
I once endured the excruciatingly dreary annual meeting of a non-profit organization. The endless evening reaffirmed my conviction that there is a hell. When the floor opened for... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
A popular Mennonite plaque that has hung in many homes states: “True evangelical faith cannot lie dormant; it clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry; it comforts the sorrowful; it... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Viewpoints | Dan Graber
‘A true welding together of business and faith’ Re: “ Faith, business welded together at Haul-All ,” July 11, page 21. The author of this heart-warming story missed a key element... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
The question isn’t, “Has our world changed since that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001?” It is rather, “How have we changed 10 years after?” As I write this, the air and print are... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
A common interaction at our house goes something like this. Person One says (with some heat): “You’re so stubborn!” Person Two then replies (with some indignation): “I am not... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In the retail shopping world, the dog days of summer are no longer known as “August,” but rather “back-to-school.” This has become the year’s second largest seasonal shopping... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
South of the border, there was lots of attention again this year around Sept. 11, especially given that it was the 10th anniversary of those terrible events. That it happened to... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints | Arlyn Friesen Epp
Treasurer defends MC Canada cutbacks Re: “ MC Canada applauded for unpopular cutbacks ” letter, July 11, page 8. I’m heartened to hear that letter writer Jake Rempel is going to... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints |
What is it with Mennonites and food? We seem to take great pride in the cultural dishes from our German/Swiss/Russian backgrounds and more recently those national newcomers to our... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Once again, famine plagues the headlines and swollen bellies afflict the airwaves. The Horn of Africa is hungry. Babies are dying. Statistics are swirling. And the rest of the... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
About 80 percent of Canadians are city-dwellers. Despite the expanse of our nation, slightly more than a third of us dwell in only three metropolitan areas: Montreal, Toronto or... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Whenever a congregation gathers to look ahead and contemplate its future, you can be sure that questions about the youth will be raised: Where are they? How can we keep them? We... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints | Anna Rehan
Homosexuality: Not what God intended Re: " Sexual inclusivity motion to be presented at national assembly ,” May 30, page 15. I realize that the matter of sexual inclusivity... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints |
I have never met César García , but I am impressed with his story as told by Meetinghouse freelancer Kathy Heinrichs Wiest on page 4. García is the general secretary-elect of... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Recently I met with an elderly gentleman who had just celebrated his 92nd birthday. In a humorous fashion he noted that he was losing his hearing, losing his eyesight and now he... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints | Arnie Friesen
The guy on the bus was flirting boldly. First he locked a laser stare on the young woman in front of him. Then he shot her a wide smile. When she smiled back, he upped the ante by... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The gathering of God’s People is critically important for faith from an Anabaptist perspective. For Anabaptists, the community of faith is a unique and critical environment for... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger

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