Opinion

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
“What are your vices?” Now there’s a conversation starter.Read More
February 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Summer camp had a very significant influence on my life. I remember being nervous before attending for the first time at age six, and I found the idea of going to camp very scary... Read More
February 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Gary Sawatzky
In the 1930s, Woody Guthrie took a song by Albert Brumley and adapted it for fellow Oklahomans fleeing the “dust bowl.”Read More
February 27, 2013 | Viewpoints | Bryan Moyer Suderman
How to stretch our ‘peace’ taxes Re: “Are we paying for peace or war?” by Ernie Unger, Jan. 21, page, 12.Read More
February 27, 2013 | Viewpoints |
While the Mennonite faith community has sometimes been contentiously consumed over the past two decades with one aspect of sexuality—homosexuality and same-sex marriage—another... Read More
February 27, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
What would you do if a dead preacher left you $13,000?Read More
February 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I really like our new phone. It’s a cream-coloured touch-tone, the kind with the handset that rests on a cradle. When I use it I have to stay in one room, and I can’t walk too far... Read More
February 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
The Idle No More movement may exhilarate some while perplexing others. What it hopes to gain for aboriginal Canadians is probably clear, at least in broad strokes; what it means... Read More
February 13, 2013 | Viewpoints | George Epp
‘Freedom of speech is hard work’ I am writing to share my thoughts on the relationship Canadian Mennonite has developed with the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).Read More
February 13, 2013 | Viewpoints |
In her “Mennonites have a long history of environmental activism” letter to the editor on page 12, Joanne Moyer questions whether it was fair to hold Menno Simons to account for a... Read More
February 13, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Fewer Christians are reading their Bibles today. Not exactly a news flash. The real question is, why are so many of us no longer reading our Bibles? I think there are three... Read More
January 30, 2013 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
“Mom, does my hair look okay at the back?” asked the pastor just before she exited the washroom to enter the hall where she would officiate at a wedding.Read More
January 30, 2013 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
On Jan. 11, I joined an Idle No More event initiated by Mennonites in Winnipeg on the same day aboriginal chiefs met with the prime minister. One driver who was temporarily... Read More
January 30, 2013 | Viewpoints | Karen Martens Zimmerly
Free speech more important than charitable statusRead More
January 30, 2013 | Viewpoints |
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.”Read More
January 29, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
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

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