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1. Sue Steiner tells the story of her friend who emptied her wallet in the offering plate at a concert as a spontaneous act of love for God. How would you have responded in that... Read More
January 5, 2011 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite
A woman—a good family friend—pours perfume worth $25,000 on Jesus’ feet at a dinner party held at her house in his honour. She removes her head scarf, shakes her hair loose, bends... Read More
January 5, 2011 | Feature | By Sue C. Steiner
1. The Christmas season is a time of giving. How does your congregation and/or community get involved in giving during this season? What are we saying when we give gifts? Do you... Read More
December 15, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite
Christmas will be different this year for Winnipeg’s Kathy Okolita. She stands in her newly renovated home surrounded by 18 people who have come to offer a house blessing. She can... Read More
December 15, 2010 | Feature | By Evelyn Rempel Petkau

Gabrielle, Katrina and Natasha Plenert decorate their Christmas tree with ornaments they have received over the years from overseas or from Ten Thousand Villages.

Many people spend their evenings and weekends leading up to Christmas scouring the local mall for the perfect gifts for their loved ones, planning their Christmas feast or... Read More
December 15, 2010 | Feature | By Rachel Bergen

That our planet is troubled and in need of the ‘light of the world’ to dawn on Christmas morning is evidenced by the first of our three seasonal feature articles, ‘Israeli development thwarts peace on earth . . . at least in Bethhehem.’

Embedded in the Christmas story is God’s desire for peace on our planet. Luke announced that “peace on earth” was the theme that the angelic choirs sang over the skies of... Read More
December 15, 2010 | Feature | By Alex Awad
1. In what ways are the people of your congregation involved with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)? Which generations are most involved? How high are the feelings of support and... Read More
November 24, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite

Clayton Kratz

Worship is remembering, said the prophet Jeremiah. The past holds regenerative power. I’m a human being living in Canada today because of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC); some... Read More
November 24, 2010 | Feature | By Jack Dueck

The MCC revisioning process seeks to address the tension of being rich Christians in an age of global inequality—an age in which golf tournaments in Manitoba (as shown by the cover of MCC Manitoba’s annual report, left) fund hurricane recovery efforts in Haiti (MCC file photo by Ben Depp, right).

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is the largest and most influential Anabaptist organization in the world. It has nearly 1,200 workers and an annual budget of $82 million. It’s... Read More
November 24, 2010 | Feature | By Will Braun
1. How many trees are planted annually in your community? Are they part of a community initiative? Who plants and waters them? How important is it to plant more trees? 2. In what... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite
“Richard Branson has offered a large prize to anyone who invents a device that will pull greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere. God already invented this device, and we call it a... Read More
November 10, 2010 | Feature | By Jack Dueck
On Oct. 2, 2006, the world was stunned by the killing of five Amish schoolgirls in a small schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. Within hours, the Amish community forgave the gunman... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Feature | Goshen College
A few years ago, when conducting research for my Ph.D. on Amish women in business, I visited a gift shop and noticed a rack of romance novels with pictures of Amish women on the... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Feature | By Beth E. Graybill
1. How well would you score on a college entrance biblical literacy quiz? Do you know the answers to the quiz on this page? How/where did you gain knowledge about the Bible? 2... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite
1. Put the following biblical characters in chronological order. A. Daniel / B. Adam / C. Moses / D. Paul / E. David 2. Match the quotes (A-E) with the speakers (1-5). Extra... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Feature | By Ross W. Muir
If I want to become a citizen of the U.S., I need to take a citizenship test. Something similar occurs in Canada when someone wants to become a citizen of this country. The... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Feature | By John Longhurst

Stutzman

Ervin R. Stutzman, the new moderator of Mennonite Church U.S.A., loves the Bible. He recently shared his passion for knowing the Bible and its story with John Longhurst of... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Feature | John Longhurst
Every year since 1995 Wheaton College—one of America’s preeminent Evangelical post-secondary schools—has tested the Bible knowledge of incoming freshmen students. These students... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Feature | By John Longhurst
1. What types of web-based technology does your congregation use? In your experience, how has the Internet benefited your church? Are there ways in which it has harmed the sense... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite

After more than a decade of living without a computer—he hauled his old one to the dump—Ralph Lebold of Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., is back online. He now calls himself a ‘converted Luddite.’

Just over 50 percent of Mennonite Church Canada congregations have their own websites. Next year that number will be higher. Guaranteed. And the year after it will be higher again... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Feature | By Will Braun
1. How concerned would you be if you had Muslim neighbours? How fearful are most North Americans of Muslims? Is this fear justified? What would you say to those who oppose the... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite
On Spirituality chronicles the third Shi’i Muslim-Mennonite Christian dialogue that took place during the spring of 2007 at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont. In the... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Feature | Book Reviewed by Dave Rogalsky
Islam is one of the two largest religions in the world, with the other being Christianity. Figures differ, but it is clear that Islam is an alive and growing religion.Read More
September 14, 2010 | Feature | By Dave Rogalsky

Ray and Susan Martin of East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock, Ont., visit with Fauzia Mazhar and her daughter Mehar Nayyar at the Floradale potluck.

Burton Buller came to Ontario’s Waterloo Region this spring to explore the many Mennonite-Muslim activities taking place in the community for a new documentary exploring peace... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Feature | by Dave Rogalsky
1. How homogeneous is your congregation? How long does it take for “outsiders” to feel welcome? What extra challenges does someone from a visible minority have to feel accepted?... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Feature | Canadian Mennonite

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