Opinion

In my last article, I explained that baptizo (the Greek word for “baptize”) means to merge or saturate something to the point of transforming its essence. One of the oldest... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
“In your 50s, you find out what ‘cards’ you got in the gene pool,” I’ve heard it said. In the past year, this truism took on personal meaning. Unusual chest pains sent me to my... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“Pay now . . . or really pay later.” This recent Winnipeg Free Press headline pointed to the close relationship between investing in education and healthcare for the very young,... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Viewpoints | Dave Bergen
Daughter of Pembina Place resident disputes ‘quality of care’ comment Re: “ Bethania Group dismisses CEO ,” Oct. 14, 2013, page 23. I read with interest the article outlining... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Viewpoints |
What will the issues be for Canadians in 2014, my American friend asked me over the Christmas break. A good but difficult question, I said to myself—a query worth sharing with my... Read More
December 31, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Next to biblical nativity stories, How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss is one of my favourite seasonal tales. We read it as a family every Christmas Eve. While we... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Andrew Suderman
Every Advent I recall December 2003 when I found myself swept along in the tide of pilgrims advancing toward one of the world’s most visited holy sites. The crowds were drawn by... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
We just got back from a church lunch. Sitting at our table was our young family, a couple in their early 30s and three people in their senior years: a couple and a widow. While... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Every other Saturday evening the discipleship group our family participates in meets. Various ages, including a boatload of energetic children, gather to enjoy life together, be... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
What is the nature of the church today and the nature of the church to come? Will it continue to be important to organize our churches into denominational bodies or is there... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
Reader finds issue ‘disturbing’ Three items in the Oct. 28 “peacemaking” issue disturbed me: • I deplore that Dennis Gruending’s corrective of the Sept. 16 “ Holy Contradiction ”... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Viewpoints |
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to [all] on whom his favour rests” (Luke 2:14) will be read and re-read in our places of worship this Advent season as well as... Read More
December 11, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
If, according to the gospels, baptizing people with the Holy Spirit was Jesus' primary mission, what exactly is Spirit baptism? I believe it has little to do with spectacular... Read More
November 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
We gathered as a church community a few days after death had visited with a stunning blow. For many of us, our first reaction, upon receiving the news, was a cry of disbelief, "No... Read More
November 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
For 40 years, Mennonite Foundation of Canada has partnered with people to help them live generously in support of the church and related charities. Increasingly, we find donors... Read More
November 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
Climate change. It's a divisive issue. Whether one believes climate change is happening or not, I believe it is ultimately a peace and justice issue, and how the church responds... Read More
November 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
Before progressing, we need to know our starting point Re: " What’s ahead " editorial, Oct. 14, page 2. Dick Benner is right to suggest that our "anchor" is the Corinthian passage... Read More
November 20, 2013 | Viewpoints |
It’s Remembrance Day as I write this. To say that Canadian Mennonites are conflicted on this day is an understatement. How do we respond in a culture that, even in peacetime,... Read More
November 20, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
You’ve probably heard the joke: What is a Mennonite dilemma? Free dance lessons! I was born in Saskatchewan in 1949 and the only danc ing I ever encountered was square-dancing on... Read More
November 6, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Kate Janzen
1. We eat together a lot No surprise here. We are Mennonites. One of the tragedies of summer ending around here is that our summer worship schedule, which involved an earlier... Read More
November 6, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Ryan Dueck
Before I list my recipe for a great sermon, I offer some context. I’m self-conscious about my social standing. I just bought a second house, a rental property in a gentrifying... Read More
November 6, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
On Thanksgiving Sunday our church celebrated the joy of baptism. It was a wonderful and diverse community event as we heard transforming stories of the young and middle-aged who... Read More
November 6, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I’ve heard it said, “The trouble with Christians in the western world is not that they don’t care about the poor. The trouble is that they don’t know the poor.” A few years ago,... Read More
November 6, 2013 | Viewpoints | Linda Brnjas
Catholics also display the love of Christ Re: “ Holy contradictions ,” Sept. 16, page 4. As Christians, we are often very prone to tip-toeing around difficult subjects. I... Read More
November 6, 2013 | Viewpoints |
“ Canadian Mennonite is the glue that holds Mennonite Church Canada together,” Larry Cornies , a journalism professor and former chair of this publication’s board of directors,... Read More
November 5, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner

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