Opinion

It started with a few women in Saskatchewan. Now, it has spread across Canada and the U.S., all the way to France, New Zealand and Palestine.Read More
January 16, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Steve Heinrichs
We should not dominate each other. I really believe this. It is one of the most meaningful affirmations of the Christian faith I have. Can those among us who are strong be... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
I have underestimated its presence. I know I have. I miss it routinely although it is all around me: in front of me, even in my very arms.Read More
January 16, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Religious life in Canada continues to change dramatically from previous generations. A new Forum Research Poll recently commissioned for the National Post indicates that two-... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Viewpoints | David Martin
Stop being ‘so extremely politically biased’Read More
January 16, 2013 | Viewpoints |
“The fossil fuel industry is the richest and most arrogant industry the world has ever seen,” charges Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, and referenced by Will Braun in... Read More
January 16, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In our denomination we give less and less attention to the practice of theology. One wonders why. Perhaps it is because we falsely believe theology to be a strictly “academic”... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Ramon Rempel
There are numerous schemas that map out differing views of Scripture. One of the most straightforward suggests everyone believes the Bible is either: fully divine, orRead More
January 2, 2013 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
When my friend told me she was knitting a scarf for her husband, I foolishly exclaimed, “But you don’t knit!” Foolish, I say, because she should know if she knits or doesn’t. She... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… ” (Proverbs 9:10)Read More
January 2, 2013 | Viewpoints | Dave Bergen
Mennonites and climateRead More
January 2, 2013 | Viewpoints |
As one year ends and another begins, the pundits package the highlights of the past and out of that attempt to project something of what lies ahead. It’s as if time stands still... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In our denomination the academic discipline known as theology is given a lofty position. But when I look at the influences that have formed me as a Christian, theology is just one... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
At the risk of sounding creepy, I like the way we Mennonites do funerals. Specifically, I like the way people act during the funerals and for a few hours after funerals. If only... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Carl DeGurse
There’s no end of hand-wringing these days in our churches of how to keep young adults interested. The “next” generation is leaving the church faster than hockey fans from a... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Continue the critique Re: “ ‘Political reminder’ disturbing ,” Editorial (Nov. 12, 2012, page 2).Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints |
As I write this last editorial of 2012, I am overcome with gratitude.Read More
December 11, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
It's tempting to view the sex scandal surrounding retired Army Gen. David Petraeus through a religious lens. After all, most faiths forbid adultery, and even before his fall from... Read More
November 23, 2012 | Viewpoints | Daniel Burke
I’m a sucker for politics. I read the papers, stay up late on election nights and get far too emotionally involved. But at the same time, I maintain a fundamental suspicion of... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
“Are you excited about the new IKEA store?” asked the woman I was visiting. Sheepishly I confessed that I was and then added, “Even though there is nothing I need in my house from... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
We are bombarded with thousands of advertising messages every day. As we approach the holidays it seems everywhere we turn we’re being targeted. Radio, TV, billboards, newspapers... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
The above request came to Philip from “Greeks” who had come to celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem. Whether the question came out of their curiosity about the triumphal entry or... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
New Mennonite building can provide synergy Re: MCC’s big building rationale not compelling.Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints |
While I appreciate the widespread support for Canadian Mennonite when we broke the story in our last edition regarding Canada Revenue Agency reminding us about “political... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner

Pages