Columnist offers apology for Metzger character assessmentRead More
July 24, 2013 | Viewpoints |
My, what a summer—unexpected flooding in central and southern Alberta, oil rail tankers exploding in Lac-Mégantic, devastating that small rural town in Quebec, record-setting heat... Read More
July 24, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Tumult in Egypt reminds me how complicated the world can be, especially for a culture like our own that is shaped by good guy vs. bad guy dramas. Who are the “good guys” in Cairo... Read More
July 9, 2013 | Viewpoints | Tom Ehrich
The best part of growing up in a close-knit church community is the sense that people who are not your relatives become your extended family. At Sherbrooke Mennonite Church in... Read More
July 3, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
The end of our kids’ sporting seasons brings about the obligatory team party. As a parent, such events feel a bit like a high school reunion. Most of us are generally the same age... Read More
July 3, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Recent Canadian statistics reveal that as many as half of first nations children and about a third of immigrant children live below the poverty line. How is it possible that in... Read More
July 3, 2013 | Viewpoints | Norm Voth
Metzger’s servant leadership should be applauded, not criticizedRead More
July 3, 2013 | Viewpoints |
In an increasingly polarized culture, we seem to be plagued more and more with labels that define us. Driven by an obsession to organize our society, we put each other into the... Read More
July 3, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
After almost 40 years, Exodus International is closing its doors. It was the oldest Christian services group of its kind and a market leader in reparative/ex-gay/sexual... Read More
June 21, 2013 | Viewpoints | By CINDI LOVE
To baptize originally meant “to immerse” or “place into.” Usually. (Etymology can be complicated and controversial stuff.) Some of the oldest “baptism” references we have in the... Read More
June 18, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
Watching my friend struggle with her three-year-old, I smiled sympathetically. Her daughter, like many three-year-olds, was willful, perhaps exceptionally so, full of spirit and... Read More
June 18, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Many of us dream about how we might spend a large, unexpected windfall. Some imagine travelling to exotic locales, or owning a new vehicle or dream home. Some dream about making a... Read More
June 18, 2013 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
When my husband asked me to join him to watch 42, a movie about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, whom he had followed since the 1950s, I felt less than enthusiastic.Read More
June 18, 2013 | Viewpoints | Hilda A. Hildebrand
Reference to age of the cosmos distracts from editorial’s main pointRead More
June 18, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Ken Bechtel makes an astute observation in our lead feature when he says the church in postmodernity is more about “the experiential, spirituality, community, globalism,... Read More
June 18, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
After denials and evasions, we learned that two successive administrations lied to the American public about unprecedented spying on ordinary citizens. The latest phase of this... Read More
June 12, 2013 | Viewpoints | Tom Ehrich
It was an average supper for us. My partner made potato-leek soup and I put some buns on the table. We said grace and we ate. I liked the soup, so I had a second helping and... Read More
June 5, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Which of these is most important to be a follower of Jesus: belonging, behaviour or belief? This is not a trick question, so chew on this one for a while and dissect its nuances... Read More
June 5, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
“I’m not an appliance or computer program!” That’s a comment I’ve heard from ministers as we planned an installation service in their new congregation. “Can’t we find a better... Read More
June 5, 2013 | Viewpoints | Henry Paetkau
Money or God: Which do we love more?Read More
June 5, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Why has “creation care,” as we have come to euphemize an issue that distinguishes our faith-based concern for the environment, risen to the top of our conversation as modern-day... Read More
June 5, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Religious historians say that every 500 years, Christianity goes through a "massive transition," as noted religion writer Phyllis Tickle puts it. Around 500 A.D., "barbarians"... Read More
May 22, 2013 | Viewpoints | Tom Ehrich
Since last summer I have been responding to a rich crop of invitations to discuss healthy ways of grandparenting and relating across generational divides. I’m enjoying the ride... Read More
May 22, 2013 | Viewpoints | Elsie Rempel
Mennonite Foundation of Canada (MFC) recently completed the printing of Giving Your First Fruits: Money, Faith and Worship, which contains the collected writings of Edwin Friesen.Read More
May 22, 2013 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
I cohabited with my husband before we got married. Not in the current form of lovers sharing a home together as a preamble—or alternative—to marriage. Our cohabitation involved... Read More
May 22, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller