Opinion

Last fall, ignited by curiosity about what we would hear if we invited women to share their experiences of life within Mennonite Church Manitoba congregations, Mennonite Women... Read More
February 13, 2019 | Opinion | Kathy Giesbrecht
Grab your cowboy hat and don’t mind the barn smell! Join Will Braun, Canadian Mennonite’s resident ranter, once around the barn on his southern Manitoba farmyard. This time he... Read More
February 7, 2019 | Web First - Opinion | Will Braun
I got my first taste of journalism at a Mennonite school. As a second-year English major, I began writing for The Weather Vane , the student newspaper at Eastern Mennonite College... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
CM, Miriam Toews criticized for exploiting Bolivian rape case Re: “ Moderns ghosts of a horse-drawn scandal ,” Oct. 8, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Nov. 26, 2018, issues. I feel that Miriam... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
This past week I attended a cluster meeting with a small group of pastors from southern Manitoba to talk about mission and church engagement in their communities. The pastors... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Dorothy Fontaine
When we pulled up the steep driveway of my grandparents’ old house, I was overcome with tears of nostalgia and tears of loss for the love that this space once held. My beloved Oma... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman
In 2013, I embarked on an ancestral pilgrimage to Scotland. The first site I visited was Lochmaben Castle, where, according to my Aunt Faye’s genealogical research, one of our... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Troy Watson
Why do you travel? For fun, to learn, to connect? All three combined for Dorothy, Lorna and Gertrude Bergey as they joined a Mennonite Historical Society of Ontario bus tour to... Read More
January 30, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
What are Mennonites talking about? As a national publication, Canadian Mennonite pays attention to the issues that matter to readers far and near. Here are some topics that... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Editorializing, apology weaken abuse survivor’s statement Re: “ Decades-old sexual abuse comes to light ,” Sept. 10, 2018, page 13. It seems to me that Canadian Mennonite and Dave... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Opinion | Various Contributors
I often have the same thought when visiting a first-generation Canadian congregation: I wish my home congregation of Rockway Mennonite could see this! Invariably, when I visit a... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Opinion | Brent Charette
As the Soviet Union disintegrated in 1991, staff at the state archives in Odessa, Ukraine, worked diligently to microfilm Russian Mennonite documents in its possession. Collected... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Opinion | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I have friends who live in Fond du Lac, a small, isolated community in northern Saskatchewan on the shore of Lake Athabasca, near the border with the Northwest Territories. A... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Opinion | Ed Olfert
In The Pastor-Congregation Duet , Gary Harder weaves together his love of pastoral ministry and his love of music. It is clear from the outset, that his call to ministry ran deep... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Opinion | Marilyn Rudy-Froese
J. Lawrence Burkholder’s experiences as a relief worker in China in 1947 caused him to think about the nature of power. His dissertation, “The problem of social responsibility... Read More
January 16, 2019 | Opinion | Maxwell Kennel
In this first issue of 2019, you’ll notice some things are different on the pages of this magazine. There are changes in the design, thanks to the creative work of designer Betty... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘There needs to be understanding’ Re : “ Worship happened ,” Nov. 5, 2018, page 8. Ed Olfert’s column left me in tears. I facilitate many Kairos blanket exercises, where I act out... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Various Contributors
“Igniting the imagination of the church.” That’s the theme of Mennonite Church Canada’s Gathering 2019, to be held from June 28 to July 1 in Abbotsford, B.C. Powerful words, those... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Henry Paetkau
Over the course of our lives, we likely offer many prayers in a variety of ways. Some are formal, memorized prayers said for specific occasions. A family table grace recited... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Melissa Miller
When our family lived in the Philippines from 2012 to 2018, we hosted our Peace Church community in our home every weekend and opened our doors to countless friends throughout the... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Christina Bartel Barkman
I believe every human being has a divine call. This divine call is more explicit than the generic “call to ministry” associated with the clergy. It’s a specific expectation God... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Troy Watson
The August sky was an eerie brownish-orange as the morning news warned Edmontonians not to exert themselves outside. Thick smoke smelling of charred forests blanketed the city,... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Leah is a lifer, and I like her. She is middle-aged and is at the beginning of her sentence. She is educated and insightful, and has a good sense of humour. But what I am... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
During the Second World War, Canadian conscientious objectors (COs) planted 17 million trees in British Columbia between 1942 and1944. Some COs questioned the use of working in... Read More
December 31, 2018 | Opinion | Conrad Stoesz

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