Opinion

Calling suicide selfish is uncharitable Re: “ Suicide may not be painless, but it is selfish ,” July 2, 2018, page 7. Victor Huebert writes that suicide “is a very selfish act and... Read More
July 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Like many women I know, my mother carries a deeply ingrained impulse to feed others. Once I watched her tend Penguin, her black and white tuxedo cat, clucking and fussing as she... Read More
July 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I recently told someone that our family holiday plans this summer included tenting for 10 days in northern Ontario. They replied, “Why on earth would you do that? That sounds... Read More
July 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
George Bryant (standing) was a long way from the home of his birth when he posed with the Katie and Christian Bender family in about 1917. George was a British home child who... Read More
July 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
It is June 20, World Refugee Day. Near the Mexico-U.S. border, thousands of people are waiting. Fleeing conflict and violence in their own countries, they are seeking safety... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Suicide may not be painless, but it is selfish Re: “ Suicide isn’t painless ,” May 21, page 16. I sympathize deeply with the Brandt/Penner family. My cousin used a gun to end his... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Recently I spent a weekend at a discipleship retreat with a team of seven others from my church. It was great fun! As we learned and prayed, our inspiration for making disciples... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Cooking for one or two people can be a challenge, but Betty Ann Martin found that taking Food Fit courses at the Local Community Food Centre in Stratford, Ont., expanded her food... Read More
June 27, 2018 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
The concept is simple. In a public place, an older adult sits on a green bench that is marked with the hashtag #ElderWisdom. Community members are invited to sit and engage in... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Unity starts with the fruit of the Spirit Re: “ Ethics not the basis for Christian unity ” letter, April 23, page 10. Walter Klassen states in his letter, “No matter how... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
What is flirting anyway? When is it a problem? When is it a delightful social interaction? I’ve been pondering these questions for years since a friend surprised me with the words... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
It seems the majority of political, social and religious discourse today consists of knee-jerk reactions to the perceived agendas, biases, foolishness and dangerous “isms” of the... Read More
June 13, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
In April 2018, two U.S.-based Mennonite publications— The Mennonite and Mennonite World Review —announced plans to merge by 2019. The merger is the result of talks that started in... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
It’s not easy being single in the church There were never many girls my age at the Mennonite church in Scarborough, Ont., prior to my adolescent years, nor did my becoming a... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
In these recent years of walking with our Indigenous neighbours, I have been both blessed and intrigued by the words of encouragement often expressed at the end of a talk: “All my... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Garry Janzen
Mountaintop experiences. Those moments where God is undeniably present. When he shows up in power and glory. We are left riding high on a spiritual wave, convinced that God is at... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Tea is served on the front porch of Brubacher House Museum at its opening in 1979. The University of Waterloo, Ont., acquired the house and land to expand its campus. In 1968, the... Read More
May 30, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Last month, a Canadian Mennonite was arrested—for following his conscience. In the tradition of our 16th-century Anabaptist ancestors, civil disobedience was an expected path. But... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘Just one more example of a privileged western interpretation’ R e: “ A peace that ignores Jesus’ atoning work ” review of A Palestinian Theology of Liberation, April 9, page 24... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
I recently visited with my mother in the small room that is now her home. After travelling hours by airplane and car, my foot was swollen and sore. Having few options for relief,... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I am so glad that summer is on the horizon. Spending time outdoors was a huge part of my childhood. My family shared many weekends at a small one-room cabin on a river, fishing,... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Pamela Miles
This is the view that greeted Amish Mennonite farm boys Dan and Willie Brenneman when they were apprehended by military police and detained at the Carling Heights Military Camp in... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I often hear people describe the church as being behind the times. What this means is that by the time the church addresses issues that were important to society last year, or... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Recently, my husband and I sat with friends at a table in an Ethiopian restaurant. As we dipped pieces of injera (sourdough flatbread) into the tasty sauces, we reported on our... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Resurrection feature re-opens old wounds Re: “ Is belief in Jesus’ resurrection necessary? ” feature, March 12, page 4. The final sentence in Michael Pahl’s feature... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors

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