Opinion

Growing up, we didn’t celebrate Halloween. While many Americans might have fond memories of strategic trick-or-treating and silly costumes on Halloween, my own memories involve... Read More
October 31, 2013 | Viewpoints | SARA YASIN
I was twenty-two years old when I first realized the price of my happiness was too high. I had met some Christians in a small Russian village who, although struggling to obtain... Read More
October 23, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
“Hey! This is our first kitchen renovation,” I exclaimed to my husband of 37 years, with whom I’ve shared nine homes. “It was never on my ‘bucket list’,” he glumly replied.Read More
October 23, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“We are to be in the world not of the world,” my father responded to a question I asked about war. As a youngster I didn’t quite understand what he meant, but his conviction was... Read More
October 23, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aldred Neufeldt
‘A little humility is in order’ Re: “ Holy contradictions ,” Sept. 16, page 4. I was raised as a Catholic, but for years have accompanied my wife to her Mennonite church. I hope... Read More
October 23, 2013 | Viewpoints |
The local newspaper editor called it a soap opera. The local Member of Parliament tried to make the spokespersons for the historic peace churches lone fringe persons in a... Read More
October 23, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Quebec’s proposed Charter of Values has the potential for many reactions.Read More
October 9, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Willard Metzger
It’s Sunday morning and, instead of sitting comfortably in a sanctuary, I’m standing with my family in the pouring rain in downtown Vancouver. We’re soaked. The stroller is... Read More
October 9, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
I was invited to a birthday party. A hunched-over seventy-something Scottish gentleman from my church family was turning 34. With that kind of math, who wouldn’t want to go? So I... Read More
October 9, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Mennonite Church British Columbia exists to help our congregations be healthy, vibrant, missional and connected. I want to explore this value of being connected. At MC B.C. we... Read More
October 9, 2013 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
Enough already about gender issues In my opinion, the question of human gender comes up way too often among us and way beyond its importance to society as a whole. Let’s just use... Read More
October 9, 2013 | Viewpoints |
It was Soren Kierkegaard who said: “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”Read More
October 9, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Norm Goertzen recalls falling silent for 20 seconds, his coffee cooling. His atheist friend, whom he had been trying to convert for some time, waited. It would be a critical... Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | Story and Photo by Will Braun
Mary Lou Klassen raises a good point when she asks about the practical value of human rights (see page left). For people who live in a country where corruption is rampant, the... Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Lowell Ewert
I have become increasingly disturbed by the system of impunity in which Nigerians live . . . daily. Those with means and connections navigate the system. Those without resources... Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Mary Lou Klassen
I was sitting in a room by myself when it occurred to me there were hundreds, probably thousands, of radio signals streaming all around me. In all likelihood, one of my favourite... Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
I’m not usually one to proclaim my loyalties through what I wear. I don’t own a sports jersey, and I don’t wear a cross, although I’m not judging those who do. So the ribbons... Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“A dream without a plan is just a wish,” writes Katherine Paterson.Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
For many congregations, Sept. 8 launched the beginning of a new Sunday school season and marked Christian Formation Sunday with a focus on “remembering each other in our prayers.”Read More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints | Elsie Rempel
Widespread, ongoing abuses not best left aloneRead More
September 25, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Robert J. (Jack) Suderman flinches every time I, or anyone representing Canadian Mennonite, uses the word “independent” to describe who we are as a publication. The... Read More
September 24, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Primates and bishops from the Global South attending a gathering here said current proposals for a new Anglican Communion covenant don’t go far enough to heal the conflict in the... Read More
September 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | By BOB BETTSON
When I see him smiling on TV or on the cover of a magazine in the checkout line at the grocery store, I get the warm fuzzies . I follow him religiously on Twitter and have a... Read More
September 16, 2013 | Viewpoints | By CATHLEEN FALSANI, Orange County Register
Even as the world’s powers grasped for a last-minute resolution to the crisis in Syria, it remained an open question whether any amount of diplomacy could prevent the conflict... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Viewpoints | David Gibson

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