In his book Money, Sex and Power, Richard Foster tells this story: “A doctor once asked a very wealthy patient, ‘What on earth are you going to do with all of that money?’ The... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Kevin Davidson
On a deliciously warm summer afternoon in the middle of August, I greeted my neighbour who is a teacher. We exchanged a few pleasantries and then I began to ask him about the... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
When Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2012 drew to a close, so did my four-year term as Moderator of Mennonite Church Canada.Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Andrew Reesor-McDowell
Can church conflict find reconciliation?Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints |
It is much too easy in these days of self-examination as Anabaptist Christians in the 21st century to punish ourselves for colossal blunders when “spreading the gospel” here and... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
“Mush!” the hunter cried into the wind, through the rising vapour of a northern Manitoba February, so crisp, so dry, the snow creaked underfoot, the caribou hunter Abraham... Read More
August 28, 2012 | Web First - Opinion | Tomson Highway
Recently I was visiting the homeland of my childhood, Wayne County, in Northeast Ohio. Here, corn is king, God and family are first and most have been farming for generations. The... Read More
August 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Anita Amstutz
The new $12-million complex Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) is building in Kitchener will fit the more-with-less ethos, says Rick Cober Bauman, MCCO’s executive... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
The church in the North American context is facing limits she must accept, for God has placed them in her path for the sake of his glory and the integrity of faithful witness to... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Phil Wagler
What’s at the heart of the matter? What is basic and essential to our questions of faith and life? Such questions were asked of Jesus in attempts to trap him. They are also... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Abe Buhler and Eric Olfert
Must respect be earned, or simply expected?Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints |
There may be good reason why we, the Mennonites, are not joining the United Church of Canada, the Anglican bishops and 28 Presbyterian churches in British Columbia’s Lower... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I have been fortunate not to have to wear glasses to correct my vision for most of my life. But like many others who have reached a certain age, I now need glasses in order to... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
On a lovely summer day 36 years ago, my husband and I were married in an outdoor service at our church camp. Standing beside him and facing our family and friends, I was overcome... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I don’t think I am delusional, but as the leader of a national church, I sometimes feel as though I am romanticizing a lost cause. I serve a collective within the context of... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
A healthy alternative to no meat or factory-farm meatRead More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints |
It’s difficult to pinpoint just what made Assembly 2012 in Vancouver earlier this month a standout. Its rich textured fabric made it a many-splendored thing that made you want to... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Is the New Testament inherently violent? What does Jesus’ brutal death on the cross mean to persons holding a more passive view of non-resistance? How does one seriously read the... Read More
July 6, 2012 | Web First - Opinion | Reviewed by Dick Benner, editor and publisher
The previous article, “ Landscapes of war, a people of peace ,” June 25, page 12, noted the challenge of identifying “the Mennonite experience” in the War of 1812, and the fact... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Jonathan Seiling
Decline easily gives rise to lament and worry. Is there an alternative? Perhaps this is the time to consider exploring renewal of our covenant with God.Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | Henry Kliewer
“Howdy ho, neighbour!” were the famous words of Wilson on that 90’s sitcom, Home Improvement. “Hi dilly ho neighbourinos!” That’s what Ned Flanders happily blurts to Homer in The... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
MCC must now compete for CIDA grant moneyRead More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“Gift discernment,” as practised in many of our congregations, is neither. This sometimes agonizing ritual of finding enough willing members to fill the slots needed to keep the... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
No one ever asks me if I think it’s a good idea for them to begin living with their boyfriend (or girlfriend). If they did, I would say, “No! That’s a dumb thing to do.”Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Wills and estate planning are hot topics of conversation, and while it may seem like we hear about them a lot these days, it is certainly not new news, either in content or... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Mike Strathdee