Church is called to minister to pagansRead More
September 26, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Henry Paetkau left his position as president of Conrad Grebel University College last year and entered into a new phase of life, which was not quite retirement, but left him... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Lance Armstrong, the man who wore the iconic yellow jacket seven times as winner of cycling’s Tour de France and one of the greatest athletes of the past two decades, has provided... Read More
September 12, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Phil Wagler
Canadians in 1812 were patrioticRead More
September 12, 2012 | Viewpoints |
There is something eerily sad about summer coming to an end. One difference with living in Canada is somewhat more satisfying and uplifting than living in warmer climes—the warmth... Read More
September 12, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Anabaptist churches in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have grown rapidly in recent years, while membership and attendance numbers in North American and European churches have... Read More
September 6, 2012 | Web First - Opinion | David Rohrer, writer
I grew up in a church where everything was painted “Sola Scriptura.” I’m not referring to some chic Greco-Roman inspired hue from Benjamin Moore, but a Latin phrase meaning “... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
In his book Money, Sex and Power, Richard Foster tells this story: “A doctor once asked a very wealthy patient, ‘What on earth are you going to do with all of that money?’ The... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Kevin Davidson
On a deliciously warm summer afternoon in the middle of August, I greeted my neighbour who is a teacher. We exchanged a few pleasantries and then I began to ask him about the... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
When Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2012 drew to a close, so did my four-year term as Moderator of Mennonite Church Canada.Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Andrew Reesor-McDowell
Can church conflict find reconciliation?Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints |
It is much too easy in these days of self-examination as Anabaptist Christians in the 21st century to punish ourselves for colossal blunders when “spreading the gospel” here and... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
“Mush!” the hunter cried into the wind, through the rising vapour of a northern Manitoba February, so crisp, so dry, the snow creaked underfoot, the caribou hunter Abraham... Read More
August 28, 2012 | Web First - Opinion | Tomson Highway
Recently I was visiting the homeland of my childhood, Wayne County, in Northeast Ohio. Here, corn is king, God and family are first and most have been farming for generations. The... Read More
August 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Anita Amstutz
The new $12-million complex Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) is building in Kitchener will fit the more-with-less ethos, says Rick Cober Bauman, MCCO’s executive... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
The church in the North American context is facing limits she must accept, for God has placed them in her path for the sake of his glory and the integrity of faithful witness to... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Phil Wagler
What’s at the heart of the matter? What is basic and essential to our questions of faith and life? Such questions were asked of Jesus in attempts to trap him. They are also... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Abe Buhler and Eric Olfert
Must respect be earned, or simply expected?Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints |
There may be good reason why we, the Mennonites, are not joining the United Church of Canada, the Anglican bishops and 28 Presbyterian churches in British Columbia’s Lower... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I have been fortunate not to have to wear glasses to correct my vision for most of my life. But like many others who have reached a certain age, I now need glasses in order to... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
On a lovely summer day 36 years ago, my husband and I were married in an outdoor service at our church camp. Standing beside him and facing our family and friends, I was overcome... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I don’t think I am delusional, but as the leader of a national church, I sometimes feel as though I am romanticizing a lost cause. I serve a collective within the context of... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
A healthy alternative to no meat or factory-farm meatRead More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints |
It’s difficult to pinpoint just what made Assembly 2012 in Vancouver earlier this month a standout. Its rich textured fabric made it a many-splendored thing that made you want to... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Is the New Testament inherently violent? What does Jesus’ brutal death on the cross mean to persons holding a more passive view of non-resistance? How does one seriously read the... Read More
July 6, 2012 | Web First - Opinion | Reviewed by Dick Benner, editor and publisher