Opinion

I botched Lent this year. I didn’t fast from anything tasty or techno, or set aside time to meditate and pray. To be honest, I think my lack of motivation stems from the lack of... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Five loaves and two fish. The story of the feeding of the five thousand illustrates how Jesus uses the small amounts we bring to him. In this story, a crowd has been with Jesus... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Viewpoints | Melody Neufeld-Rocheleau
In my last article I wrote that Spirit attunement and ego consciousness are rival states of being. Jesus refers to this internal rivalry by pitting the self against the Self... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
It’s been called the greatest human rights issue of our time. Or if that sounds too secular for Anabaptist Mennonites, let’s translate it to say it is the most pressing justice... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
NHL players miss a ‘coachable’ moment Re: “ It’s all part of the game ,” Feb. 17, page 33. I attended the event held at Peace Mennonite Church, Richmond, B.C., at which Mike... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Viewpoints |
“The only problem with them,” my friend said as we admired the soft closure hinges on my kitchen cupboards, “is that you can’t slam the doors when you’re mad.” Door slamming isn’t... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?” That’s from the Bible (Amos 3:3, New Living Translation). It was my parents’ wedding text when they were married... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | by Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
As the mother of two boys aged 6 and 11, I am happy to see the wide variety of faith-shaping resources for parents of young children available from Mennonite Church Canada’s... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Viewpoints | Miriam Tshimanga-Maenhout
The timing of Mennonite Church Canada’s current segment on human sexuality couldn’t have been better. And while the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) Task Force has been intentionally... Read More
April 9, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Writer stands up for the victims of John Howard Yoder’s abuse Re: “ MennoMedia questioned over John Howard Yoder disclaimer ” letter, March 3, page 11. There are a number of... Read More
April 9, 2014 | Viewpoints |
Be honest, you’re only reading this because of the title. Yup, you have issues. But so do I. My understanding of sex was shaped within the context of my small-town church... Read More
April 9, 2014 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Some may consider the following to be stated too strongly, but these are the realities for many native people. Native Christians understand that non-native churches, denominations... Read More
April 9, 2014 | Viewpoints | Brander McDonald
Meetings are always interesting, as they take on personalities of their own. And groups develop their own style or flavour. The 2014 Mennonite Church Alberta annual meeting was no... Read More
April 9, 2014 | Viewpoints | Dan Graber
Having read “Between horizons: Biblical perspectives on human sexuality” (the fifth Being a Faithful Church [BFC] document), I found myself questioning once again how we approach... Read More
April 9, 2014 | Viewpoints | Lydia Crutwell
They are confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older adults, less religious—while claiming to be... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Mandela refused to renounce violence to get out of prison Re: “ Lessons to be learned from Nelson Mandela ” letter, Feb. 3, page 11. Nelson Mandela was an admirable figure, no... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Viewpoints |
In our rush to welcome Jesus, we often skip those who paved the way for him. Consider the prophets, who tend to be marginalized by others or by themselves. The margins they occupy... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
When the door opens, do you hesitate, turn aside or walk through? It probably depends on the door, right? A big door opened when I was invited to join a Mennonite Central... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
In my last “Spirit attunement” column, March 3, page 14, I explained why I believe “wilderness seasons” and solitude are essential for many individual’s spiritual vitality... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
When I moved to the little town of Leamington in southwestern Ontario, my family made the decision to refrain from purchasing a second car. We had just left Toronto, and having... Read More
March 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Alicia Good
Programmers and volunteers of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) across the country happily got word of a reversal of a federal... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
MCC should consider new partner in Gaza Re: “ Flooding worsens Gazans’ plight ,” Jan. 20, page 19. I am pleased to hear that Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is actively involved... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Viewpoints |
I’ve been a youth pastor for more than two decades and if I have any regret, besides the amount of pizza I’ve consumed, it is that I did not pay more attention to the parents/... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Kathy Giesbrecht
The Olympic Games came and went, and Canada won hockey gold again. I intended to get up early to watch the men’s final game. On the Pacific coast that meant 4 a.m., and thanks to... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler

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