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The draw to our Anabaptist/Mennonite theology just keeps happening. First, it was Stuart Murray, the British-born Baptist who, with many in his network, found a “home” in the... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Tell the whole Mennonite story Re: “People of the plains,” March 14, page 12. “What is it with Mennonites and flat surroundings?” Bill Schroeder asks. But we also need to ask, “... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Bridges are an important part of life in British Columbia. Whether it is the new Port Mann Bridge or any other crossing of our many rivers, bridges are a part of our lives. In... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Lee Dyck
How does the body of Christ maintain her mental health? We often think about the church as the body of Christ functioning like a human body. In I Corinthians 12, we consider what... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I haven’t been to the dump before. The route is unfamiliar. My father-in-law and I drive east, now on the outskirts of Regina, and eventually pass the oil refinery, a mammoth mess... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Naomi Martin holds a book belonging to her late husband, Bishop J.B. Martin, at the family home in 1975. Archivists Lorna Bergey and Sam Steiner look on as she prepares to donate... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
At the request of Elsie Wiebe of Mennonite Women in Manitoba, Mennonite Collegiate Institute graduating student Amelia Pahl interviewed Martha Epp, 77, of Morden, Man., who has... Read More
May 4, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Two articles in this issue point to a shift in our Anabaptist/Mennonite thinking about both our mission in international witness and our place in the government arena. “Toss aside... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
‘You betcha’ climate change is real Re: “ Is climate change real ?” by Will Braun, Feb. 29, page 17. Is climate change real? You betcha! Just ask northerners who are seeing their... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Viewpoints |
My exhibit of paintings, Along the Road to Freedom, remembers and honours the journeys of Russian Mennonite women who led their families to freedom in Canada, mostly in the 1920s... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ray Dirks
Recently the Listening Church video (listeningchurch.ca) was released, in which lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender/queer (LGBTQ) people speak of their experiences in Mennonite... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
There was an interesting scene on a recent courtroom drama in which a dying, wealthy woman had taken the time to place sticky notes on precious items around her home to indicate... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Viewpoints | Peter Dryden
In my experience, Mennonites live by the adages “Actions speak louder than words” and “Faith without works is dead.” One of the things that drew me to Anabaptism was its emphasis... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Banff, Alta., has hosted numerous Mennonite and Mennonite Brethren national youth gatherings. Pictured are youth “crowd surfing” at a 1995 Mennonite Brethren event in Banff... Read More
April 20, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
“Those of us who discovered Anabaptism experienced this encounter, as I did, as a homecoming,” wrote Stuart Murray in his now-famous book in our circles, The Naked Anabaptist (... Read More
April 6, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Jesus ‘affirms’ male-female marital unions Re: “ What is ‘good’ and ‘acceptable’ ?” feature, Feb. 15, page 4. We are greatly encouraged by Darrin W. Snyder Belousek’s scholarly... Read More
April 6, 2016 | Viewpoints |
It is said that change is inevitable. As true as that might be, it doesn’t have to leave us powerless, for we always have a choice of how we decide to respond to it. In the four... Read More
April 6, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ernie Engbrecht
In 2015, for the first time in nearly two centuries of publication, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary chose a suffix as its word of the year. That word was “ism.” To name its winner,... Read More
April 6, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Dianne Bailey, Mary Bechtel and Beth Good play Mennonite pioneer women in the 1970 production of Trail of the Conestoga . Several ambitious drama projects were undertaken by... Read More
April 6, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Perhaps the more pointed question should be: Do our readers and congregations of Mennonite Church Canada want us to survive? At the risk of this editorial sounding self-serving... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Mennonite histories ‘are not that different’ Re: Future Directions Task Force editorials in the Jan. 18 , Feb. 1 and 15 issues. The editor is to be thanked for wading into the... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Viewpoints |
One of the things I most admire about Scripture is the space it creates for the undominant voice, specifically the strange and suspect voice. For sure, the text is far from... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Viewpoints | Steve Heinrichs
“What this is about,” the counsellor said kindly, “is the end. How your mother faces the end—her dying—impacts everyone else in the family. How you and your siblings respond to... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
It’s time for “the talk.” You know, the one we’ve been putting off because it’s uncomfortable. That end-of-life conversation. There is, after all, a 100 percent certainty of our... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
‘Braun, Harder, Andres with wives at Montreal River,’ read the caption on the back of this photo taken by conscientious objector Wes Brown in 1942. As luck would have it, I knew... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing

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