Opinion

To the Anabaptist Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the globe: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant disruption, pain and loss. We mourn with those who have lost... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Editorial |
Venn diagram needs political domain Re: “ Avoiding an environmental shipwreck ,” March 29, page 4. Thanks for Tim Wiebe-Neufeld’s feature article. I applaud his call to both... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion |
To some, rest is a four-letter word. There are a myriad of reasons why people avoid sleep: some restrict it in a counterproductive attempt to increase work output; others devalue... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Andrew Haak
To celebrate Manitoba’s 150th birthday, the Trailblazer’s Award was established. Helena Reimer (1905-1993) of Steinbach, Man., was a recipient. Reimer was a nurse, educator,... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
From 1992 to ’95 I worked at Rosthern (Sask.) Junior College as dean in the men’s dormitory. It was my first step away from the farm. I was 40 when I moved there, and the... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
Some of us are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, and more are on lists, anxiously waiting for supplies to become more robust, and hoping dearly that the end of the pandemic is... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
It was the first Sunday of Advent and we had lit a single candle in our living room as part of our online worship service. Our Advent wreath was neatly set up on the coffee table... Read More
May 5, 2021 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
How can helpful, respectful conversation happen in the church? Who can speak? What are they allowed to say? How can words cause harm? These questions emerge from time to time in... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
The value of solar power Re: “ Avoiding an environmental shipwreck ,” March 29, page 4. A few comments related to Tim Wiebe-Neufeld’s feature on reducing his carbon footprint by... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion |
How can we help each other to follow Jesus? I’m sure I’m not alone when I relate that my own journey of discipleship has sometimes felt more like a solo expedition than a... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Werner De Jong
A baptismal group from 1967 at Eben-Ezer Mennonite Church in Abbotsford, B.C. Baptism was an important event in the life of an individual and the church, and people dressed for... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
Strong, hopeful and resilient. Are those words that describe you today, after a year of pandemic restrictions, with all the predictions of doom in regards to climate change, and... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Arli Klassen
It’s been a while since you dared listen to the whispers of your innermost being, calling you to discover who you truly, fully are. That inner voice suggesting there is a power at... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Troy Watson
My family farms, raising plants and animals on a small scale—40 hens, five cows, two sows—both to feed ourselves and as a source of income. So I read with great interest “ What... Read More
April 21, 2021 | Opinion | Theo Wiederkehr
When my family moved to Canada, I was amazed to learn that the Canadian Broadcasting Company ran a reality show featuring—of all things!—books. Each year, the Canada Reads program... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Reader calls on Mennonites to reject COVID-19 vaccines Re : “ A duty to love our neighbours ,” March 1, pages 1 and 18. I am deeply saddened that so many leaders of the Mennonite... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Opinion |
I have a selective hearing problem. When I’m at home on a Thursday night, weary from a day’s worth of important religious listening, the certain pleas of a younger family member... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Opinion | Kevin Koop
Herman Walde stands in front of the sign of First Mennonite Church in Edmonton, where he served as pastor from 1963 to 1966. Historically, as Mennonites became more accepted,... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz
I visited an elderly friend in a small-town hospital. Gaining permission to see “Esther” (all names are pseudonyms) involved a slight untruth, but it was merely a sin of omission... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
“Making Peace with Nature” is the peculiar title of a scientific report recently tabled by the United Nations. That’s an attention-getting title for a peace-church eco-geek. My... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Opinion | Randolph Haluza-DeLay
I waffle a lot when it comes to death. Sometimes I welcome the idea, especially when faith in being united with Christ is high, when the weight of the world and its heartache is... Read More
April 7, 2021 | Opinion | Joshua Penfold
When I was a pastor, I learned we had a few young people with autism in our youth group. In order to begin creating an environment that felt more comfortable, I provided a big... Read More
April 5, 2021 | Web First - Opinion | Jeanne Davies
“The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it” (Psa. 24:1) a congregation declares in its worship service. In recognition of Earth Day on... Read More
March 24, 2021 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Fascism by any other name Re: “ Committed to seeking a deeper understanding ,” Feb. 1, page. 13 It is a good idea that Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is willing to re-examine... Read More
March 24, 2021 | Opinion |
COVID-19 has forced most of us to embrace that most rousing of Anabaptist virtues: simplicity. Our lives have been simplified, stripped down to the essentials. We have gone out... Read More
March 24, 2021 | Opinion | Michael Pahl

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