“Howdy ho, neighbour!” were the famous words of Wilson on that 90’s sitcom, Home Improvement. “Hi dilly ho neighbourinos!” That’s what Ned Flanders happily blurts to Homer in The... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
MCC must now compete for CIDA grant moneyRead More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“Gift discernment,” as practised in many of our congregations, is neither. This sometimes agonizing ritual of finding enough willing members to fill the slots needed to keep the... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
No one ever asks me if I think it’s a good idea for them to begin living with their boyfriend (or girlfriend). If they did, I would say, “No! That’s a dumb thing to do.”Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Wills and estate planning are hot topics of conversation, and while it may seem like we hear about them a lot these days, it is certainly not new news, either in content or... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Mike Strathdee
In the fall of 2010, congregations in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick expressed yearning for a stronger multi-lane bridge of connection with the wider church—namely Mennonite... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | Brent Charette
Mennonites need to engage politicians ‘creatively and critically’Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“Discernment,” a word in vogue right now among church leaders and theologians, can seem abstract, almost pedantic, and elusive as an operative term for the person in the pew. We... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Every Sunday evening our church hosts a community dinner. The peculiar mix of human diversity and dysfunction is beautiful. They are, in a word, authentic. What you see is what... Read More
June 6, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Twelve years ago, on beginning as conference minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, I described a painting of a small boat on a large body of water with these words... Read More
June 6, 2012 | Viewpoints | Muriel Bechtel
Intimate worship part of Mennonite DNARead More
June 6, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Dusting off our Bibles for assembly? If indeed they are dusty, something has gone wrong for the people of the Book.Read More
June 6, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
According to Moses Znaimer, founder and CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited, “Everybody wants to live long, but nobody wants to be ‘Old’.”Read More
May 23, 2012 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
Will it matter a hundred years from now? This is a question I have come to ask myself when I’m tied up in knots about a family or work situation. I find it to be especially... Read More
May 23, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
With a Canadian average life expectancy of about 80.7 years, many of us are—or will be—classified as “seniors” for the last third of our lifespan. Researchers on aging now claim... Read More
May 23, 2012 | Viewpoints | Elsie Rempel
Mennonites can serve Jesus Christ . . . or Stephen HarperRead More
May 23, 2012 | Viewpoints |
His voice was anxious. Member of Parliament Paul Calandra was on the other end of the line. From his office in Ottawa, he seemed uncomfortable with the interview, hesitating, from... Read More
May 23, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Spring is here! And with it come various chores around the yard and garden: cleaning out the withered growth left after the snow melted, digging the moist earth to let in air and... Read More
May 9, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Liz Koop
I was asked to preach on Earth Day. If I was a typical Mennonite minister, I would start with a few statistics, cite high levels of consumption, touch on some exotic form of... Read More
May 9, 2012 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
I was engaged for four months before the big day. Engagement is an interval in time determined by things that are no longer and things that are not yet. The engaged are not really... Read More
May 9, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
So what does it mean to be the church in one place for 75 years? Actually we’re the church in many places, yet we are all under one umbrella. Sometimes we call Mennonite Church... Read More
May 9, 2012 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
‘African’ titles misleadingRead More
May 9, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Are our Mennonite institutions an endangered species? Are they headed for extinction in this post-Christian era when the emphasis seems to be more on “spiritual” than “religious”?Read More
May 9, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
“How can so much evil and suffering exist in a world created by an all loving, all knowing, all-powerful God?” This question is often cited as the Achilles heel of Christian... Read More
April 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson