“Who will take care of our children if something happens to us?” The decision about guardianship of minor children is one of the major hurdles facing parents when writing a will... Read More
May 3, 2010 | Viewpoints | Take good care of your children
There are people who feel entirely settled in their lives. They feel confident about their location, occupation and calling in life. Then there are the rest of us. We’re not so... Read More
April 19, 2010 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
Before reading any further, answer this question: What is the gospel? You didn’t do it, did you? You just kept reading. Bad reader. Return to line one. Thanks. Many Christians go... Read More
April 19, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
James Brenneman has dropped a bombshell. At first blush, I decided not to join the fray over Goshen College’s decision to play the American national anthem at some sporting events... Read More
April 19, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Are you somewhat jealous of your teacher friends, who, in their early 50s, are already counting the days, only a few years away, when they can say goodbye to their day job while... Read More
April 5, 2010 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
Speech seems to be on the public mind these days. As I write this, much of the Canadian press and Ottawa University seem to be in a spat over the sanctity of free speech springing... Read More
April 5, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Recently I took my sick cat to the vet, who diagnosed him as having a significant tumour lodged in his intestines. That explained the odd behaviour we’d observed, like him using... Read More
April 5, 2010 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Over the past six years, I’ve had the great privilege of serving on the board of Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service (CMPS), overseer of this magazine. It’s time now to say... Read More
March 22, 2010 | Editorial | Larry Cornies
At the recent annual gathering of Mennonite Church Manitoba, the talk was about new directions. It seems the search for new ways of organizing ourselves is in the air everywhere... Read More
March 22, 2010 | Viewpoints | Hans Werner
Warning: Part A below uses evangelical language. If you are sensitive to harsh judgments, please skip ahead to Part B for a gentle conclusion. Part A: “Hate” is such a short,... Read More
March 22, 2010 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
It’s quite unfashionable these days to think people should change their minds. This is a strange thought that, well, needs to change. In some parts of the world—places some... Read More
March 22, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I am not addicted to food or money, but I might be to my computer. I’m having difficulty remembering what life was like 25 years ago before this new technology ushered in a new... Read More
March 8, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
As one who is preparing for the upcoming Mennonite Church Canada assembly in Calgary, I have had the theme, “Reclaiming Jesus™: Gladly wear the name,” on my mind for months. As... Read More
March 8, 2010 | Viewpoints | Elsie Rempel
A month ago, I took an astoundingly fast fall on the ice. Instinctively, I did the wrong thing, putting down my wrist to break the fall, and cracking my right forearm (just below... Read More
March 8, 2010 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Sometimes preaching and hearing about God’s abundance is harder than one might expect. Take, for example, Jan. 17, the Sunday after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. On that... Read More
March 8, 2010 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen