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The way many Canadians understand and talk about truth has changed. Some Christian thinkers believe the church needs to change how we understand and talk about truth as well, if... Read More
March 23, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
In a blog post a year ago, The Mennonite ’s Tim Nafziger references John Paul Lederach’s book The Moral Imagination , in which the author describes what he calls “paradoxical... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Church leaders thanked for naming Vernon Leis I want to publicly say thank you to Mennonite church leaders for speaking up against sexual misconduct in the case against Vernon... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Recently I discovered Apple Music. This is an amazing deal in which I give the good folks at Apple a few dollars every month and they give me access to more than 30 million songs... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
The real driver of our lives—and even our churches—is whose voice we hear and obey. We make decisions to listen to and give authority somewhere. We quote, footnote and reference... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
On Feb. 27, 2016, I attended a talk given by Seth Klein, director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives B.C., about The Leap Manifesto, an initiative out of the This... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky
Freeman Simard is pictured in traditional indigenous regalia in the front of a church in Manigotogan, Man., which is about 200 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg. A small portable... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (I Peter 4:10 NIV). Many times over the years I... Read More
March 9, 2016 | Viewpoints | Waltrude Gortzen
“ Canadian Mennonite provides a vital service by keeping the congregations informed on church life issues and trends. It has a good balance on raising cutting edge questions.”... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Magazine should ‘continue to challenge and question’ Re: “ Do church and journalism mix? ” by Will Braun and “ Are congregations up to it? ” by Dick Benner, Feb. 1, pages 14 and 2... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Last summer, the Mennonite Heritage Centre was given a German language database of more than 110,000 family registries. We were ecstatic! With this new resource, we could... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Viewpoints | Korey Dyck
On a soft spring day, I looked out my window to see the neighbour’s mature crab tree in full bloom. Its tall, fully rounded shape was blanketed in a carpet of pink-lilac blossoms... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
In the spring of 1948, First Mennonite Church in Greendale, B.C., was inundated with water. Dikes had been built along the rivers some 50 years earlier, but they had suffered from... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
I can’t imagine two scientists debating something of a scientific nature and concluding, “Well, you have your truth and I have mine.” Yet this attitude is quickly becoming the... Read More
February 24, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Come with us as we look into the future ten years from now (2026), if the recommendations of the Future Directions Task Forc e are followed in their present form. Regional... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Giving and receiving are complicated transactions Re: “ God loves a cheerful receiver ,” Jan. 4, page 9. When I receive a gift accompanied by a script dictating my response, I... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Summers in central Saskatchewan are short. Okay, they’re too short. And so when the snow finally melts, the ice disappears and the risk of frost is nearly non-existent, we clear... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ryan Siemens
What keeps you up at night? Your kids? Your bank account? Church problems? Your fears? Your enemies? Your self-justifications? Your habits? Your faults? Other people’s faults?... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
In 1980, Grantham Mennonite Brethren Church in St. Catharines, Ont., sponsored me to come to Canada. I had been living in a refugee camp in Nongkhai, Thailand, for a year after... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Viewpoints | Khamphong Phommaseng
Are you wondering where the good news is? It is in surprising and unexpected places. Before we get to that, I need to give some information up front. I have been pastoring for... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Viewpoints | Pieter Niemeyer
A camera captures the moment on July 19, 1924, when Mennonite immigrants from Russia met their “Swiss” Mennonite cousins in Ontario. The so-called Swiss Mennonites were the first... Read More
February 10, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
With the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process, congregations across Canada were wisely and prudently given seven years to discern the important issues confronting them in an... Read More
January 27, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Evolutionary theory attacks Christianity Some time ago there was a letter to the editor promoting evolutionary theory as strengthening faith. This is not Christian or scriptural... Read More
January 27, 2016 | Viewpoints |
The word “saviour” doesn’t often come up in conversation. Could it be that we are not in need of saving? Perhaps we face no imminent danger. Or perhaps there is nothing in recent... Read More
January 27, 2016 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese

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