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
Editorial sets up false dichotomiesRead More
May 22, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Two headlines this week bring into sharp focus the cultural context in which our own faith community is forming its core belief and practice, one encouraging, the other not so... Read More
May 22, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Each year 90,000 parents in the U.S. confront the profound suffering that follows the death of a child or adolescent. Some of those rely on faith to help them through their grief... Read More
May 21, 2013 | Viewpoints | Tim Townsend, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Write about things that make you glad, sad or sorry,” advised a Facebook friend recently, after I asked for writing ideas for this page. But, truth be told, I was really... Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Waltrude Gortzen
It seems that money is a large part of my job. Every aspect of my work involves money in some way or another.Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints | Janette Thiessen
Two church leaders came to my city last month: one was big, the other small. They both said things I found inspiring. But in the end, which one would I like to follow? I want to... Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
Overcome Evil with Good by Ryan on April 28, 2013 One last post about my experience at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Quebec National Event this past week. As... Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints | Ryan Dueck
Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons recently committed suicide after humiliating pictures of her alleged rape and shame flooded social media. While the powers-that-be considered what... Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Where does the problem lie: With the people or the path?Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints |
I sat with my gospel choir colleagues, in a pew, while the host choir at Park Avenue Synagogue rehearsed a lovely Psalm setting in Hebrew. Some sang the Hebrew text with ease,... Read More
May 8, 2013 | Viewpoints | Tom Ehrich
I turned off the radio en route to my destination at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, Guelph, Ont. A shooting in Toronto, a bombing in Boston, political chicanery in Ottawa—all were... Read More
May 7, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
For me, the Holy Spirit is the central character and protagonist of the New Testament, especially after Jesus’ death and resurrection. As John the Baptist was the forerunner—one... Read More
April 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
“What are you reading?” I’ll ask my mother, a friend or colleague. Partly I’m trolling for good titles, and partly I’m inviting them to tell me about their lives, what they are... Read More
April 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller