Opinion

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
By nature, people “accumulate and build . . . and you get to a point at which you have too much. . . . Perhaps God is inviting the church in North America to a time of... Read More
May 21, 2014 | Viewpoints | Steve Heinrichs
Twenty years ago, I read a word that transformed my understanding of the gospel. My mind was blown wide open by the use of two hyphens. “Atonement” suddenly became “at-one-ment.”... Read More
May 21, 2014 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
“All politics is local,” is one of the enduring lines of political wisdom uttered by the salty, outspoken U.S. congressman from Massachusetts, the late Tip O’Neill , nearly three... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Writer claims argument against Al Najd based on ‘factual error’ Re: “ MCC should consider new partner in Gaza ” letter, March 17, page 8. Andrew Pinnell’s letter contains a... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Viewpoints |
How do we measure success? When I served as a mission worker in Botswana, an African leader shared with me that their defi-nition of success is “good relationships.” By this he... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
In April, voters in la belle province rejected a political party that had drafted a charter of values that would have treated the overtly religious as unfit for public service... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
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 |

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