Opinion

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
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 |

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