Opinion

Common knowledge helps to form our identity. It creates the basis from which to describe ourselves and helps us to understand others. Change can create a crisis of identity. When... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
“Believe the best about each other.” When delegates met for the Mennonite Church Canada assembly this past fall, there were swirls of questions, confusion, caution and qualms... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In the last few weeks, most of us have encountered some version of A Christmas Carol , Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. In the initial run-up to Christmas, I... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
On the evening of Oct. 29, 2017, I found myself in Lubyanka Square by happenstance. This square stands in front of the Lubyanka Building. The vibrant yellow facade, delightful... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Aileen Friesen
In Luke 10:40, Martha complains to Jesus about having to do all the kitchen work by herself. Jesus responds. “Martha, you’re distracted by many things, but only one thing is... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
At the 1979 Conference of Mennonites in Canada (CMC) delegate sessions, David P. Neufeld, left, welcomed three new congregations into the conference by asking several doctrinal... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
In this inaugural edition of "Once Round the Barn," Braun unravels the less-with-more choice of a downtown Radisson as the venue for the 2017 Mennonite Church Canada Special... Read More
December 14, 2017 | Opinion | Will Braun
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
Pondering on the dock at Camp Moose Lake. After years of soul searching, Mennonite Church Manitoba has sold its Camp Moose Lake property located in the southeastern corner of the... Read More
November 15, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
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
Last week, Makai started Kindergarten at the same school in Metro Manilla as his older brother, Cody, who is now in his second year. Although we are very happy with the school—and... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Christina Bartel Barkman
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
There is no other food from our years in Africa that symbolizes community quite like injera , a type of flatbread. The most authentic way to serve it is on a large shared platter... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ardith Frey
Tsar Nicholas II, seated on a chair at centre of this photograph, is surrounded by patients, Red Cross workers and other staff at a hospital for wounded men in Ekaterinoslav,... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Do you remember any of the stories your grandma told you when you were little? I’m not referring to Bible stories, fairytales or super-hero stories, but stories about her life or... Read More
November 1, 2017 | Viewpoints | Waltrude Gortzen

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