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The team I serve with is blessed by the presence of an 80-year-old saint. He has lived a full life, including serving in high levels of government, so he’s garnered significant... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
My son will be starting Kindergarten in the fall. Along with feelings of excitement and uncertainty over seeing him go to school, and the adjustment it’ll mean for our family,... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Irene Klassen is pictured touring a sawmill at LaCrete, Alta., in September 2003, when the Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta meeting was held in the northern Alberta town... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Viewpoints | Alice Unrau
When Susanna Toews arrived in Litzmannstadt, Poland, in 1944, she was already a member of the Nazi racial elite. Her native village in Ukraine had come under German occupation in... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ben Goossen
As parents, you hope that you have done all that you can to nurture and encourage your children on their faith journey, and yet there is that inner voice telling you that you... Read More
June 28, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ev Buhr
One thing became very clear during the Future Directions Task Force conversation: In the imagination of most of us, Mennonite Church Canada is an “it” or a “they.” Currently, we... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Gerald Gerbrandt
I have always been part of the Mennonite world, having been called to Jesus Christ in my early years; active in the fellowship of the church throughout my youth; and trained by... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Waldemar Regier
We expect a lot from our pastors, especially the part-time ones who are forced to be bi-vocational. They speak candidly about their roles and their congregation’s expectations in... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Reading the gospels led reader to ‘faith in a living Christ’ Re: “ The Bible is full of shortcomings and biases ” letter, May 9, page 10. As a Christian who is new to the... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints |
In a recent Bible study, we were looking at John 20 where Jesus appeared to the disciples. Gathered behind locked doors, Jesus appeared in the midst of them and said, “Peace be... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
A long time ago, my high school physics teacher defined work as moving something from one place to another. “You could work all day trying to move a boulder,” he expanded, “and if... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Alexander Fast (1888-1942), front row right, and his second wife Selinde Fast (1894-1973) fled to Germany from Russia during the Russian Revolution and were immigrants to Canada... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
In an article entitled “Has militant atheism become a religion?” published on Salon.com (March 24, 2013), primatologist Frans de Waal writes, “In my interactions with religious... Read More
June 15, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Prospects for an intense conversation on several issues appear to be gaining traction for our upcoming assembly in Saskatoon in July. The agenda features the conclusion of the... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Recommendation of same-sex inclusion will lead to exodus Re: “ It could soon be ‘time to run’ ” letter, April 25, 2016, page 10. This letter refers to the upcoming Assembly 2016... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Mennonites are blessed with traditions and aspirations that many admire: nonviolent peacemaking, mutual aid, voluntarism, relief efforts, generosity and so on. But these values... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
“Don’t cry over spilled milk.” This little English phrase must have been coined by a parent watching her child pour milk into a cup. When our emerging independence turns to “... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
In 1963, the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches held its annual convention in Herbert, Sask. Here, dishes were washed by hand and, of course, re-used as other... Read More
June 1, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
She is more than my spouse and partner of 54 years. She was my soul mate; the person whose love and devotion never faltered; the one to whom I turned for counsel, for wisdom and... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Intent of Star Wars review is to criticize culture of violence Re: “ Star Wars review promotes violence against women ,” April 11, page 11. Thank you to Bev Hunsberger for... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints |
During the Second World War, guided by the leadership of Pastor André Trocmé, the village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and surrounding regions hid Jews who were fleeing from the Nazis... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Karen Martens Zimmerly
I am writing this column on Mother’s Day weekend. As I weed flowerbeds, memories of my hardworking mothers and their gardens dance in my head. Gram Miller—Anna Estelle—grew up in... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
May. It’s the time of year when many of us who have, or aspire to have, a green thumb turn our minds to gardening. Some may have already been nursing self-propagated seedlings for... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
This is a photo of the privately run Mennonite school in Neu Kronsthal, Man. John Kroeker (1910-82) is front row far right, and his brother Klaas Kroeker (1907-92) stands behind... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
The first prime minister of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew, once said, “I always tried to be correct, not politically correct.” Sometimes the pursuit of political correctness and the... Read More
May 18, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson