Opinion

We can be sure that the children and youth around us are observing our money habits, sometimes in surprising detail. On a shopping trip with my then young children, one of them... Read More
April 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
With its 225 congregations, Mennonite Church Canada has more “franchises” across the country than Future Shop and Best Buy combined, making us our own best resource.Read More
April 24, 2013 | Viewpoints | Arlyn Friesen Epp
Original CIDA model is dead and buried by Harper governmentRead More
April 24, 2013 | Viewpoints |
You know you’re in a Mennonite home when you walk into the living room and see a copy of Canadian Mennonite on the coffee table.Read More
April 23, 2013 | Editorial | Carl DeGurse
I pulled out my bike for my first spring ride a few weeks ago. It was invigorating to feel the cold air hit my face, dodge the ice puddles and feel the strain in my legs as I... Read More
April 10, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
I was watching my son’s baseball game with a bunch of other parents on a beautiful spring afternoon. The loud “snap” of ball in glove, the distinctive “clink” of bat making... Read More
April 10, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Living a life of witness among our neighbours is what the church is about. Because only a small percentage of Canadians attend church regularly, we Mennonites have put energy into... Read More
April 10, 2013 | Viewpoints | Donna Kampen Entz
Conscientious tax objectors look for more support Re: “Are you paying for peace or war?” Jan. 21, page 12.Read More
April 10, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Recently, our congregation discovered Facebook. “Discovered” isn’t quite the right word, of course, since many of us were already part of the online community reputed to have a... Read More
April 10, 2013 | Editorial | Doreen Martens
American theologian Harvey Cox wrote a book called The Future of Faith, in which he presents three major stages in church history. The first was the “Age of Faith,” when... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
It’s Easter and as Christians we celebrate the resurrection of Christ. God sent his Son to us to be crucified, to die and then to be raised from the dead. He gave us the gift of... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Maria H. Klassen
Weddings are natural places where we think and talk about love. At the two weddings I attended recently, love was all over the place—in the words of the preacher, in the warm... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
It seems like generosity is all the rage these days. Many retail outlets support one or more charities and invite their customers to join in by giving an extra dollar or two. We... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
Several years ago, a former colleague asked a group of lay leaders in the church what they would expect to hear if their pastor ever talked about money in the church. One person... Read More
March 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
Sex reserved for heterosexual marriage partnersRead More
March 27, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Out of the many discussions at Canadian Mennonite’s annual board meeting recently in Lethbridge, Alta., came the call, once again, for some clarification on two issues: “Whose... Read More
March 26, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
With spring just around the corner, most of us are looking forward to seeing the last of the snow disappear as we savour warmer temperatures, longer days and shorter nights, and... Read More
March 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Liz Koop
Browsing through the Nov. 26, 2012, issue of Canadian Mennonite, Dick Benner’s review of Red Quarter Moon on page 30, and Kholoud Al Ajarma’s “Banana trees and justice” piece in... Read More
March 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Ray Friesen
What are you wearing right now? What does the label say? Chances are, it boxes you somehow—possibly in your own eyes, but definitely in the eyes of others. The labels can be a... Read More
March 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I watched shaky video footage on the Internet. A person in a forest in Texas walked out in front of a dinosaur-like machine that was biting large trees and ripping them out of the... Read More
March 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
When people ask me how my work is going, I often begin my response with the phrase, “This is an interesting time to be the church!”Read More
March 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
Indigenous believers must be equals in the churchRead More
March 13, 2013 | Viewpoints |
Not in recent history have we paid so much attention to the Bible in our faith community.Read More
March 13, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I addressed the “priority problem” of Bible reading in the lives of many Christians in my last article . Here, I want to address the “professionalization factor,” which is what... Read More
February 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
The customary practice of self-sacrifice during Lent carries tinges of earnest piety and religious compunction. It can feel like a moral “heavy.” But it also has a certain appeal.Read More
February 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun

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