Opinion

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
I’ve never been to a Mennonite church conference before. I’m a little late. I find my name tag on the table, hook it onto the lanyard provided. I’m welcomed by Janette, the... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
We have an important opportunity before us as men. For decades now, women both in secular and Christian circles have been in dialogue and have raised their voices strongly to... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Don Neufeld
I’ve always liked the saying, “My house may not be clean, but my kids are happy.” I took that to heart when my kids were young and I spent a lot of time with them. I’m not sure... Read More
March 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Ev Buhr
His passion for creation care was palatable, his enthusiasm infectious, his words direct but searing the silence. His stature was not imposing, his voice not booming and bouncing... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Christ’s death completes the incarnation Re: “ Atonement ,” Nov. 11, 2013, page 4. The main issues around the atonement appear to centre around two questions: “Why did Jesus have... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Viewpoints |
Sitting on the beach, swimming and building sandcastles all seem like a dream right now as I look out my window at the deep snow banks. Our three children, ranging in age from 2... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Andrew Epp
A few years ago, a Mennonite church offered a Lenten worship series on the Seven Deadly Sins. For each of the six Sundays of Lent, the preacher’s sermon focused on one of the... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“Let’s make this go viral!” I’ve heard this phrase too many times in my work as communications director at Mennonite Church Canada, usually from dear colleagues who dream of their... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Dan Dyck
Over the past few years, I’ve been inundated with stories, statistics, articles, books and documentaries chronicling the mass exodus of people leaving the church. The most recent... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
As followers of Jesus, Darnell and I want our sons Cody and Makai to grow up without violent toys and video games. While that can be a challenge in many cultures, it is... Read More
February 26, 2014 | Viewpoints | Christina Bartel Barkman
The headline caught my eye: “Breast-feeding on the rise, remains an issue in the pews.” What? I thought, as intrigue took over and I continued to read the full article from... Read More
February 12, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Is the paraclete always comforting? Re: “ Spiritual attunement: Part 4 of a series ,” Jan. 6, page 16. I enjoyed Troy Watson’s recent column. The image of being pickled in the... Read More
February 12, 2014 | Viewpoints |
One of my favourite things is rediscovering things: a movie I haven’t seen in a couple years, or putting my iTunes on shuffle and letting it find some forgotten classics. One of... Read More
February 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Kirsten Hamm
It shows up in the smallest of ways. Send out an e-vite or ask people to confirm their attendance and you’ll see proof that we are part of the Dithering Age. Perhaps, like yours,... Read More
February 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I’ve heard of borscht, but I can’t really say that I’ve eaten it. And only very recently had I come across the word zwieback. I needed to Google that one. I would hazard a guess... Read More
February 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | Brian Quan
Amid the medal counts, terror threats and Norwegian curling flare lies the notion that the Olympics make the world a better place. The goal of “Olympism”—yes, it’s a real word—... Read More
February 12, 2014 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
Mennonite Church Canada is encouraging its constituent congregations to engage the topic of sexual orientation in the hope that a consensus can be reached in the future. I commend... Read More
January 30, 2014 | Viewpoints | Gerhard Neufeld
A letter writer in this issue questions the practice of yoga and doing labyrinths and other types of what she calls “non-biblical meditation and prayer.” “Are these practices of... Read More
January 29, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
There is no one-size-fits-all formula for attuning oneself to the Holy Spirit. We are all wired differently. This means we will often have to take different approaches to... Read More
January 29, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson

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