Opinion

This classic baptism photo from Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church has been incorrectly dated as from the 1940s. Dedicated volunteers, who have a long-standing passion for the... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
When the diagnosis of dementia hits you up close and personal, as it has me with the decline of my spouse Marlene due to the disease, it sends you on a grief journey that clouds... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Reader supports Mennonite call to ‘speak up’ Re: “ Mennonites should speak up about Muslim head coverings ” letter, Oct. 10, page 10. This letter is right on. We have had a... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Hospitality makes my heart sing. Preparing a comfortable space, serving up new dishes, conversing with guests and attending to their individual needs: these are among my greatest... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Coreena Stewart
My husband and I decided to live in the United States this fall. Flexible work made it possible to move temporarily to a small town near where we grew up, with a primary goal of... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
As our family sat around the Thanksgiving dinner table discussing our plans for Christmas and the virtue of giving gifts, someone piped up and said: “We already have too much... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
Gordon Eby captured the moment when families in Berlin, Ont., said goodbye to local troops at the start of the First World War in 1914. In 1916, concerned that its Germanic name... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
A school teacher asked her class of first graders, “What colour are apples?” Some children said “red!” Others exclaimed “green!” A few said “yellow.” Then one little boy raised... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
The pastors of Mennonite Church British Columbia got together recently in a closed meeting to discuss their response to the Being a Faithful Church 7 resolution passed at Assembly... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Philpott deserves better from us Re: “ Put not your trust in ‘princesses ’ ” letter, Sept. 26, page 10. I am irritated when the press and the public berate our government... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints |
As a Mennonite baby boomer, going to church was family reunion, Christian faith and social life all rolled up into one tight-knit package. Floradale (Ont.) Mennonite Church was my... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Brian Bauman
Our family was invited to an Indo-Canadian family birthday celebration. A one-year milestone, particularly for a son, is a monumental occasion in our friend’s culture. The... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Fred Redekop often reminded his congregation that preparing food for others who may be struggling with illness or a death in the family is a way of showing love and care. So when... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
When Floradale Mennonite Church planned a farewell event for our pastor Fred Redekop, this is a recipe we prepared. (For the story that goes with this recipe, see “ Expressing... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
A 1978 car wash at Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg, Man. Pictured, Don Wiens, right, soaks Adrienne Wiebe, left. Car washes, bake sales, quilt raffles, pie auctions,... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Often in the morning as I awake, God gives me songs which become prayers. Usually, it’s just a phrase or tune that causes me to search out the rest of the song and leads to a time... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phyllis Ramer
Of all the current global conflicts, none seems as intractable as the Israeli-Palestinian one, pitting an occupier government against its occupied residents. The dire situation... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
‘Minister’s handbook to reproductive loss’ available online re: “ coping, grieving, remembering ,” Sept. 12, page 4. I’m writing to express my appreciation for Beth Downey... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints |
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird , the late Harper Lee captures the complex reality of relationship: “You never really understand a person until you... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Deborah Froese
“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Jesus’ oft-repeated axiom from John 8 lifts up the value of truth-telling. The living out of it, though, is not simple... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
A father often took his five-year-old son to the local minor hockey league games. Each time they went, they saw the same homeless man in the parking lot asking for donations. The... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
This is no ordinary 1960s family reunion photo. Thousands of Mennonites fleeing the Soviet Union after the Second World War were forcibly repatriated. With the doors closed on... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
One of the devil’s tactics in the temptation of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 4 and Luke 4, intrigues me. In this story, Satan takes Jesus to the holy city of God, into the house of... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
We are pleased to announce that the family of the late Ted Friesen, the first publisher of The Canadian Mennonite , has agreed to set up—and seed with a $50,000 gift—a fundraising... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
‘Affluenza’ should trump ‘gender’ issue for Mennonites As community-oriented Anabaptists, we should be spending more time on “affluenza” than on the “gender” issue. Richard Rohr,... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Viewpoints |

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