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If you want to get Brian Quan’s attention, you may need to knock on his door three times. Even God had to do that. Quan is the pastor of English Ministries at Toronto Chinese... Read More
May 15, 2014 | Web First | Deborah Froese
As a teenager, Betty Pries raised uneasy questions about church and the life of faith. Who is Jesus, really? What does it mean for Jesus to be called God’s son? What does it mean... Read More
May 15, 2014 | Web First | Deborah Froese

One of the original trailer trucks houses the new exhibit on the evangelistic campaigns of the Brunk family. The legend on the side reads: The Whole Gospel for the Whole World. (Credit: Joan Daggett/VBMHC)

The Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will hold a celebration and service of dedication for the Brunk Revivals exhibit on Saturday, May 24, 2014... Read More
May 13, 2014 | Web First | Joan L. Daggett and Gerald R. Brunk

The former Mennonite church building in the village of Snegurovka, Ukraine, is now being renovated for the use of a Greek Catholic congregation. (Mennonite World Conference photo)

In Ukraine a former Mennonite church building is being restored and transformed – with the help of Canadian Mennonites – into a Greek Catholic church. This development, according... Read More
May 13, 2014 | Web First | Ron Rempel for Mennonite World Conference
Canadian Mennonite walked away with six awards here at the annual banquet May 2 of the Canadian Church Press, getting a first-place award for a “theological reflection” series by... Read More
May 7, 2014 | Web First | Canadian Mennonite
As the world watches the situation in Ukraine change almost daily, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) affirms its commitment to its current work in the country. It also offers... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the World |
Justice Murray Sinclair proudly and lovingly put his arm around Sarah, his granddaughter. “Tomorrow is one of the most important days in my life, the birthday of my granddaughter... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the World | Evelyn Rempel Petkau
“Little is known about the day school part of our colonial history and it is pretty critical we get to know it,” said Steve Heinrichs, director of indigenous relations for... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the World | Evelyn Rempel Petkau
Earlier this year, World Vision U.S. announced a landmark policy change that would permit gay Christians in legal same-sex marriages to be employed by the Christian aid... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the World | Will Braun
“We are formed to be consumers, wanting maximum value for the lowest price,” Scott Hagley of Forge Canada told a group gathered at Level Ground Mennonite Church for “Consumed:... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Amy Dueckman

Bryan Moyer Suderman

Four new directors were named to the Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service (CMPS) board at its 43rd annual meeting held here from April 10 to 12. They are Henry Krause of Langley... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the Church |
Mennonite Church Canada’s General Board offers this discernment guide in advance of Assembly 2014, to be held in Winnipeg from July 3 to 6. Introduction The Being a Faithful... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in the Church |

LaVerna Klippenstein

LaVerna Klippenstein will be remembered by many Canadian Mennonite readers for the columns she wrote in the Mennonite Reporter, precursor to this publication. She was also a... Read More
May 7, 2014 | God at work in Us | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau
When Naomi Martin was three years old, she declared, “Mommy, I’m going to have a colouring recital.” Her mother, Sarah Martin, asked her what a colouring recital was, and Naomi’s... Read More
May 6, 2014 | Web First | Greg Yantzi for Mennonite Central Committee
Conrad Grebel University College (CGUC) is well into preparations for the third in a series of music festival-conferences, to be held from June 5 to 8, 2014. Sound in the Land... Read More
May 6, 2014 | Web First | Jennifer Konkle
David Driedger remains passionate about the church, but it’s not an easy passion. He continually wrestles with theology, his understanding of who God is, and how to live in the... Read More
May 3, 2014 | Web First | Deborah Froese
Fifty years ago—March 21, 1964—22 Waterloo County Mennonites got together and deposited a dollar each in a cash box to create a credit union to serve members of their faith... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the Church | Dave Rogalsky
I was standing beside Neill Von Gunten, former co-director of Mennonite Church Canada Native Ministries, and trying to peer over heads to see into the “Churches Listening Area” at... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the World | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld

Anabaptist leaders present a blanket and a statement for inclusion in the Bentwood Box, a repository for offerings and commemorations at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event in Edmonton last month. Standing with the TRC commissioners and survivor representatives are Tim Dyck of the Evangelical Mennonite Conference, centre, and Hilda Hildebrand of Mennonite Church Canada, fifth from left.

The following statement was presented at the final Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in Edmonton in March. We are leaders of a group of Canadian Christian churches... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the World |
Because Jesus asked us to love our neighbours, a group of Christians from Winnipeg were willing to walk 550 kilometres to honour and remember their indigenous brothers and sisters... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the World | Brandi Friesen Thorpe
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is in the closing stretch of its five-year mandate. The most important truth being conveyed is the experience of former Indian... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the World | John Siebert

Irene Crosland adds some prairie sage to the sacred fire burning outside one of the main entrances to the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, the site of the seventh and final national Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event. She wrote this poem as a result of her experiences at the TRC event.

Gathering crowd surges Finding space Residential School survivors And listeners This is my time You listen Throbbing drum beats Pulsing loudly Tonal language singing Prayers... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the World | By Irene Crosland
If a buffalo shouts or a salmon cries in a forest, does anybody hear? A packed room of 50 people at the Toronto School of Theology (TST) hung on every word of four panelists... Read More
April 23, 2014 | God at work in the World | Jonathan Seiling
In 2010 Todd Burpo, a Wesleyan pastor from Nebraska, told the “astounding story” of his four-year-old son Colton’s “trip to heaven and back.” Heaven is for Real (Thomas Nelson... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Artbeat | Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky
Some of the earliest Mennonites to live in large cities in Canada were young women who went to work as domestics in upper-class homes. Before the 1920s, Mennonites were farmers... Read More
April 23, 2014 | Focus On | Reviewed by Barb Draper

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