Opinion

CM photo collection at Mennonite Archives of Ontario website Re: “ A united witness ,” Oct. 8, page 4. The Canadian Mennonite photograph collection lives on through the Mennonite... Read More
November 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Creating space for important cross-cultural discussion is crucial work for the church today. Our paths for the coming year have merged at Foothills Mennonite Church, where Lindo... Read More
November 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Lontfobeko (Lindo) Manana and Brenda Tiessen-Wiens
“In the midst of life, we are surrounded by death.” These words are often spoken by a pastor during a graveside service at which loved ones gather to bury the deceased. They are... Read More
November 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The gift-giving season is upon us, and with it comes Christmas shopping for our loved ones. We all know people who will be running around the mall five minutes before closing time... Read More
November 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
Did your summer include a bicycle trip? In 1891, 19-year-old Fred Coffman, far left, his brother William, and their friends Abram and Aaron Kolb biked more than 700 kilometres... Read More
November 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Advent means arrival. During Advent we contemplate and celebrate the arrival of our Messiah. However, the purpose of Advent for Spirit-filled followers of Christ is not to pretend... Read More
November 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
The young couple was living far from home, juggling college studies and part-time work, in preparation for overseas missionary work. Their first child was due and then... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Story on Manitoba prison ministry lauded Re: “ Paying attention to the invisible ,” Sept. 10, page 17. Many thanks for the fine article about our prison ministry program. On Oct... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Recently, I heard a story about a young prince named Hullabaloo. He lived in a land where everyone and everything was noisy. When people talked, they shouted at each other. When... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Claire Ewert Fisher
The small church where I pastor, Grace Mennonite Church in Prince Albert, Sask., is probably not often accused of being “high church.” A few weeks ago, the service began with a... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ed Olfert
This recipe for Pfeffernusse (peppernuts) is from my Oma (grandmother) Maria (Wiebe) Kroeger and my mother Helen. (See more at “ Family tradition goes back 500 years .”)... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Dave Toews
What role do apologies play in healing from abuse? We may feel that we can’t go wrong by offering an apology. We encourage people to apologize to each other in church... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Carol Penner
“ Pfeffernusse ,” Dora repeated after me in amazement! She couldn’t believe that my Christmas treats were the same as hers. It was Nov. 7, 2002, and we were sitting around the... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Dave Toews
Johnny Kehler, left, with his plane and George Groening, at Matheson Island, Man. Groening grew up near Lowe Farm, Man., and served the Mennonite church community for decades. As... Read More
October 31, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
What will the Mennonite church in North America look like in the next 30 years? No one has a crystal ball, but one group of forward-thinking people is helping us imagine how we... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Differing responses to Steve Heinrichs’s ‘green gospel’ column Re: “ Peter’s Letter to Canadian Christians ,” Sept. 24, page 7. I don’t object to anyone taking a passionate stance... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Aug. 15 marked the end of my three-month sabbatical and my return to the office at Mennonite Church Manitoba. Time took on a special meaning during this leave as I took the... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
“Choose life so that you and your descendants may live.” These Old Testament words resonated with me this past summer as part of my extended family gathered at our church camp. We... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Do you understand how money is made, spent and saved? It sounds simple, but it’s no secret that the need for financial literacy is as high as ever. The federal government has... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
“Why should I participate in church? What does the church offer that I can’t find elsewhere?” Before I could respond, my friend proceeded to explain how he has experienced God,... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Malcolm and Esther Wenger moved to the town of Selkirk, Man., in 1979. Malcolm worked for the Conference of Mennonites in Canada’s Native Ministries program and pastored the small... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Five months ago, when we were packing up our lives in Manila, I wanted so badly to just stay. I didn't think I could handle any more tearful farewells and I felt horrible tearing... Read More
October 17, 2018 | Viewpoints | Christina Barkman
Some churches have a mirror in their cloak rooms. You might want to check your reflection before going in to worship. In older, more formal times, you might have combed your hair... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
A call for more conscientious coverage of abuse disclosures Re: “ Decades-old sexual abuse comes to light ,” Sept. 10, page 13. It is with concern and disappointment that we write... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
What do you do when you’re not sure what to do? This was the topic of conversation as a friend and I met around his table this summer. He was talking about his children who were... Read More
October 3, 2018 | Viewpoints | Al Rempel

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