The year was 1953. Mennonites scattered across Canada were a disparate group, having come to this land of freedom in several migrations from Europe, the first of which was of... Read More
September 11, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I had the good fortune of camping in Algonquin Park in northeastern Ontario a few weeks ago, a perfect place to observe the Perseid meteor shower that happens every August.Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
The recent coverage of three issues raises the delicate question of how we mainstream Mennonites relate to our more traditional Anabaptist cousins, especially when their troubles... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
Recently I was asked to deliver a devotional at a seniors condominium complex. The suggested theme was, “How do we live with aging and illness and loss of abilities in light of... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
My son takes after his father. He’s a picky eater. It’s no surprise that our family isn’t very adventurous when it comes to menus and cultural cuisine.Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, a foundational but forgotten “scroll” for Canada. Steve Heinrichs, Mennonite Church Canada’s director of... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Steve Heinrichs
Portrayal of Old Colony Mennonites called ‘irresponsible and unethical’Read More
August 27, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Two stories on sexual abuse have re-emerged recently on the Mennonite scene that call for sober reflection and some self-examination, but not self-obsession. They should be seen,... Read More
August 27, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religious. Like its main character, however, it’s got a thread of transcendence running through it. The truth about... Read More
August 20, 2013 | Viewpoints | By JEFFREY WEISS
Time has its way. As does the Spirit. The accelerating interest in and widespread appreciation for John Howard Yoder’s theological work has also provoked renewed calls for the... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Sara Wenger Shenk
In his July 8, 2013 editorial, Dick Benner considers “the trouble with labels.” He says that in our pluralistic society we tend to put people into boxes with a smug “now we know... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Royden Loewen
The quest for truth and reconciliation is a high and holy one that inspires us even with its flaws and imperfections. Those who have observed and participated in the first nations... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Jerry Buhler
Right now, my family and I are living in mild chaos. Boxes are stacked against the walls, bookshelves are empty, the give-away piles mount and to-do lists abound. We’re moving... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
I just turned 41. Finding new aches that never used to be there. Peculiar. Discovering a nap is disturbingly easy to slip into. Odd. Found some hair growing on my ear. Just plain... Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Movie ‘gave me something to rankle against’Read More
August 14, 2013 | Viewpoints |
It is a great experience to be on the board of Canadian Mennonite. On a personal level, it is both fun and interesting. You get to meet other Mennonites from across the country... Read More
August 13, 2013 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
A tech writer’s obituary for PCWorld’s print magazine — part tongue-in-cheek, part nostalgia riff — reminded me that I once devoured that magazine, now kaput. It was an early lens... Read More
July 30, 2013 | Viewpoints | Tom Ehrich
“Can I get a ride sir?”Read More
July 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
Something about the placement of the living room furniture caught my attention. With its cozy circle of a comfy couch and chairs, it subtly signaled invitation and welcome. On a... Read More
July 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
November of 2012 brought us our first grandchild and with our grandson came a myriad of hopes and dreams. What will he be like? What will he contribute to society? How will his... Read More
July 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | by Arnie Friesen
The pictures I coloured in grade school were neat and tidy, coloured within the lines. Darker lines marked the borders, every section clearly separated from the other; emerald... Read More
July 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | Carol Penner
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