In my eyes, Pauline (a pseudonym) is a more faithful and mature Christian than I am. She embodies the servant-hearted love of Christ. Her life and faith inspire me. Imagine my... Read More
April 6, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
If you are a student learning early Anabaptist spirituality, Leonhard Schiemer’s treatise, Three Kinds of Grace Found in the Scriptures cannot be missed. In his short writing, he... Read More
April 6, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
It’s not easy to come up with fresh, new material for Easter, so we dug up something nearly 500 years old instead. We’re putting the “Menno” in Canadian Mennonite , literally—the... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Alvin Baroro On page 6 of the Feb. 13 issue is a picture mentioning two people’s names and identifying another as “an Indigenous coffee grower.” Please do better than that and... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion |
Last month I was sleeping in my hotel in Vietnam when loud karaoke music started playing outside. The music was so loud that I thought my window was open, so I turned the lights... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion | Kevin Barkowsky
Gilbert Snider stokes his wood-fed, maple-syrup evaporator in rural Waterloo County in 1954. The photographer, David L. Hunsberger, took many photos of working life in Ontario’s... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
On Thursday mornings, I drive an hour north to the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, a federal institution in Prince Albert. I am escorted through the belly of the beast to the chapel... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Normally I hearken closely to the words of Jesus. But although he advises that we consider the sparrows of the field, I’d rather pay attention to chickadees. Being commonplace... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
I have so inextricably linked Psalm 22 to the words of Jesus on the cross that I don’t think I have ever really read the Psalm in its own light before. Yes, Jesus quoted “My God,... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
“Are we too progressive for our own good?” That was the title of an online panel discussion Canadian Mennonite hosted on March 8 . More than 70 people tuned in to hear from the... Read More
March 23, 2023 | Opinion | Aaron Epp
In our feature article , Carol Ann Weaver tells of two Mennonite evangelists who imposed a ban on musical instruments decades ago. It’s tempting to marvel at how utterly... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Convenient pacifism In response to “ Conscientious ” (Jan. 30): Wherever religious Mennonites locate in the world, security is usually provided mostly by others. Others suffer and... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion |
A few weeks ago I sent a text to a friend who I hadn’t seen for quite some time. Although we’d been in touch several times throughout the pandemic, we were long overdue for a face... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Brenda Tiessen-Wiens
“How did the North become the North?” asks historian Gerald Friesen. By the Second World War northern Canada was experiencing an influx of “new technology, money and people.”... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I remember a difficult church meeting at my fiancé’s congregation when I was an active participant in the young adult group. I don’t recall the topic, but I do recall that I did... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
It’s no secret that there are gaps in our congregational song. In particular, gaps in the kinds of words we have available for moments of crisis, despair and loss. Voices Together... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Anneli Loepp Thiessen
Some have described history as a series of pendulum swings, oscillating from one extreme to the other, between tyranny and freedom, conservatism and liberalism, progress and... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Troy Watson
“I refuse to be your model minority,” Simu Liu tweeted. Liu played Jung Kim on the award-winning Canadian sitcom, Kim’s Convenience . This drama portrays a Korean immigrant family... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Joon Park
At first I thought cancel culture was a good idea. The phenomenon, which emerged a handful of years ago, refers to “ending (or attempting to end) an individual’s career or... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Emma Siemens
Who wants to talk about sin? Not me, that’s for sure. Most people I know are pretty stressed out; they want good news, not something that makes them feel worse. As I write this my... Read More
March 8, 2023 | Opinion | Carol Penner
I prefer books and sky to screens and Hollywood, but the fact that kerchief-clad colony women will appear on-screen at Hollywood’s biggest event creates a moment of opportunity... Read More
February 22, 2023 | Editorial | Will Braun
Complexities of pacifism Below are four responses to “ Conscientious ” (Jan. 30), which critiqued the Canadian government purchase of fighter jets. Horrors in Ukraine If countries... Read More
February 22, 2023 | Opinion |
The smell of pancakes on the griddle, the roar of laughter while trying new activities, and the joyful noise of campfire singing are forever etched in my heart. Summer camps and... Read More
February 22, 2023 | Opinion | Christine M. Epp
The Konferenz der Mennoniten in Canada—now Mennonite Church Canada—was formed in 1902. In 1928, the conference started publishing an official Jahrbuch (yearbook) which documented... Read More
February 22, 2023 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
In this new-ish year, I find myself searching out new-ish challenges. My youngest brother and I have been trading off shifts driving a dump truck in Saskatoon, which is still... Read More
February 22, 2023 | Opinion | Ed Olfert