Robert J. (Jack) Suderman flinches every time I, or anyone representing Canadian Mennonite, uses the word “independent” to describe who we are as a publication. The... Read More
September 24, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering here said current proposals for a new Anglican Communion covenant don’t go far enough to heal the conflict in the... Read More
September 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | By BOB BETTSON
When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, I get the warm fuzzies . I follow him religiously on Twitter and have a... Read More
September 16, 2013 | Viewpoints | By CATHLEEN FALSANI, Orange County Register
Even as the world’s powers grasped for a last-minute resolution to the crisis in Syria, it remained an open question whether any amount of diplomacy could prevent the conflict... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | David Gibson
No matter what language you speak, romantic love is one of the greatest gifts to give or receive. When it’s new, it’s fireworks, warm fuzzies, pure electricity! As you mature,... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Linda Wiens
I have what may appear to be an irrational aversion to cars. When you are desperate to find hope for the future, it’s easy to turn to something near at hand and obsess about it. I... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
The average Canadian child is among the most blessed, nurtured—and entitled—in the world. Imagine if such a child announced it has decided to leave the family because it just isn’... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
With only 15 congregations, Mennonite Church Alberta is a small area church. What I find significant is that only 10 of our churches are of traditional European origin. We need to... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | Ernie Engbrecht
Evil misdeeds, behaviour must be condemned for what they areRead More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints |
The year was 1953. Mennonites scattered across Canada were a disparate group, having come to this land of freedom in several migrations from Europe, the first of which was of... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I had the good fortune of camping in Algonquin Park in northeastern Ontario a few weeks ago, a perfect place to observe the Perseid meteor shower that happens every August.Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
The recent coverage of three issues raises the delicate question of how we mainstream Mennonites relate to our more traditional Anabaptist cousins, especially when their troubles... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
Recently I was asked to deliver a devotional at a seniors condominium complex. The suggested theme was, “How do we live with aging and illness and loss of abilities in light of... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
My son takes after his father. He’s a picky eater. It’s no surprise that our family isn’t very adventurous when it comes to menus and cultural cuisine.Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, a foundational but forgotten “scroll” for Canada. Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite Church Canada’s director of... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Steve Heinrichs
Portrayal of Old Colony Mennonites called ‘irresponsible and unethical’Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Two stories on sexual abuse have re-emerged recently on the Mennonite scene that call for sober reflection and some self-examination, but not self-obsession. They should be seen,... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religious. Like its main character, however, it’s got a thread of transcendence running through it. The truth about... Read More
August 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | By JEFFREY WEISS
Time has its way. As does the Spirit. The accelerating interest in and widespread appreciation for John Howard Yoder’s theological work has also provoked renewed calls for the... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Sara Wenger Shenk
In his July 8, 2013 editorial, Dick Benner considers “the trouble with labels.” He says that in our pluralistic society we tend to put people into boxes with a smug “now we know... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Royden Loewen
The quest for truth and reconciliation is a high and holy one that inspires us even with its flaws and imperfections. Those who have observed and participated in the first nations... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Jerry Buhler
Right now, my family and I are living in mild chaos. Boxes are stacked against the walls, bookshelves are empty, the give-away piles mount and to-do lists abound. We’re moving... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
I just turned 41. Finding new aches that never used to be there. Peculiar. Discovering a nap is disturbingly easy to slip into. Odd. Found some hair growing on my ear. Just plain... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Movie ‘gave me something to rankle against’Read More
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