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What are the significant stories in this issue? When I asked this question in the office, the answer came back: “They’re all significant.” This, our Christmas issue, is chock-full... Read More
December 6, 2017
| Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: "Honour God with Your Bodies” insert, Sept. 25. As an advocate for respect, diversity and equality, I am deeply... Read More
December 6, 2017
| Viewpoints | Various Contributors

Ryan Jantzi

“All you gotta do is . . . .” How often have we in the church uttered these words? We petition new committee prospects with this blasé plea. We invite people to faith in Christ... Read More
December 6, 2017
| Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
“You can’t really talk about mission without talking about the End.” This was a conclusion that a colleague and I came to after reflecting on Bible verses that hold these two... Read More
December 6, 2017
| Viewpoints | Dorothy Fontaine

Photo by Sarah Dyck, Mennonite Archives of Ontario

When Abraham Dick broke his back in 1938, the family struggled to keep up with the work on their farm near St. Agatha, Ont. Then one day in early November, they were surprised to... Read More
December 6, 2017
| Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing

Virginia A. Hostetler

Almost 13 years ago my family said our final goodbye to my mother. Grace Magdalene Bender Schwartzentruber lived a full life on two continents, always actively participating in... Read More
November 15, 2017
| Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: “ Honour God with Your Bodies ” insert, Sept. 25. I find myself in the awkward position of defending my theological... Read More
November 15, 2017
| Viewpoints | Various Contributors

Melissa Miller

Last weekend, I attended a wedding. The bride and groom asked their guests to register by highlighting their favourite verse in a Bible that they will carry into their new, shared... Read More
November 15, 2017
| Viewpoints | Melissa Miller

Marlow Gingerich

Although it is only November, my community is starting to put up festive decorations and the blank spaces on my calendar are filling up quickly. A list of gifts for family and... Read More
November 15, 2017
| Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich

Troy Watson

It took me a while to find my poppy and peace button this year. I couldn’t remember where I’d stored them last November. “I guess I don’t have very good ‘remembrance,’ ” I joked... Read More
November 15, 2017
| Viewpoints | Troy Watson

Ginny Hostetler

On the weekend of Oct. 13 to 15, Mennonite church delegates and others took part in Special Assembly 2017 in Winnipeg. More than 400 of us gathered from across the country to... Read More
November 1, 2017
| Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Manitoba church celebrates pastoral couple’s retirement Carman Mennonite Church celebrated a retirement party on Aug. 27, in honour of Bob and Martha Pauls, who had served our... Read More
November 1, 2017
| Viewpoints | Various Contributors

Ryan Jantzi

I wasn’t too sure about this idea of moving into a city. It didn’t seem much like the utopia I dreamed of. I’m a country kid. I grew up on a farm, where we had room to roam... Read More
November 1, 2017
| Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
A formative experience for my childhood faith was the reading of C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia series. Set in the fictional land of Narnia, the seven books tell stories of... Read More
October 18, 2017
| Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘Shared land’ event deserved front-page coverage Re: “Shared land’ event photo, Aug. 28, back cover. I was rather set back by the minimal attention you gave to an event at Ancient... Read More
October 18, 2017
| Viewpoints | Various Contributors
For Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers and national office staff, preparations for restructuring have created challenges over the past few years. Reality hit home as beloved... Read More
October 18, 2017
| Viewpoints | Deborah Froese

Melissa Miller

In a previous Family Ties column on sexual ethics (June 19, 2017), I wondered, “Where does the Bible help us [in this regard]? And where is it limited?” As I wrote, I imagined... Read More
October 18, 2017
| Viewpoints | Melissa Miller

Sherri Grosz

When I was a very young girl, I realized that the coloured papers in my mother’s purse could get you things. That was my intro­duction to money. Growing up, I remained fascinated... Read More
October 18, 2017
| Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
Jesus and his disciples were invited to Martha’s house for dinner. Martha was toiling away in the kitchen by herself while everyone else, including her sister Mary, was in the... Read More
October 18, 2017
| Viewpoints | Troy Watson

Tobi Thiessen

In the Future Directions conversations, many people expressed a lingering concern that the proposed regional network forming Mennonite Church Canada could cause us, as a church... Read More
October 4, 2017
| Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Kudos to ‘Shared land’ organizers and participants Re: “Shared land” photo, Aug. 28, back cover. My husband and I attended and appreciated the focus on learning about and... Read More
October 4, 2017
| Viewpoints | Various Contributors

Bridge Diagram from laurelhillbaptist.org

She sat on the sidewalk of the busy street corner, five months pregnant and without a place to call home. We sat there with her on the cold concrete, listening to her story of... Read More
October 4, 2017
| Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Fourteen months have gone by since the conclusion of the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process and the decision congregational delegates made at Assembly 2016. At the end of that... Read More
September 20, 2017
| Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Watson’s wisdom is ‘a pernicious fable’ Re: “Wisdom, where art thou?" (Pt. 10) , July 24, page 13. After reading Troy Watson’s column, I’m inclined to wonder if we’ve gone... Read More
September 20, 2017
| Viewpoints | Various Contributors
It’s a big year for Lutherans—the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. So it struck me as significant that I was invited to present a sermon and serve communion alongside a synod... Read More
September 20, 2017
| Viewpoints | Willard Metzger

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