Opinion

I know how to make biscotti. I follow a recipe and it turns out fine. I like to add extra cranberries or raisins to make it chewy and give it a little tang. This is something I... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
We welcome your comments and publish most letters sent by subscribers intended for publication. This section is largely an open forum for the sharing of views. Letters are the... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love; it dies to flesh and blood; it destroys... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In the summer of 2010, my family and I experienced a history lesson that made us really think about what it means to be Mennonite. With my wife, Geraldine Balzer , our two... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Gordon Peters
“Will you say nice things about me at my funeral like you did at Jay’s?” my mother-in-law asked as she and I were driving alone in a car shortly after my brother-in-law’s funeral... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Tools. Gadgets. Thing-a-ma-jigs. Whatsits . No matter what you call them, they are designed to help us do things more easily. Recently, I found an interesting tool from the Canada... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Gary Sawatzky
Going beyond generalizations Re: “ Yet another outspoken white man ,” Nov. 14, 2011, page 10. Aiden Enns’s conundrum of tending to “favour the words of whites and males” is an... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Mennonite poet and writer Julia Spicher Kasdorf wonders why Martyrs Mirror , the “big unreadable book,” as she calls it, is making a comeback in her generation of young Mennonites... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
This past year I prepared for ordination with Mennonite Church Canada. Part of the process of ordination is to read and comment on aspects of our Confession of Faith in Mennonite... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | David Driedger
I am beginning to wonder why there is an increasingly eerie silence on four points: First, violence against the unborn. Persevering to end violence in all forms is a work of the... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Last fall, the leadership in Mennonite Church Saskatchewan organized regional consultations with congregational leaders. We were very pleased at the thoughtful participation from... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | Renata Klassen
Climate change is happening Climate change is one of the most serious problems to face humanity right now, a long slow process that will hit the most vulnerable human populations... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints |
To my family, Since our Saskatchewan correspondent wanted to write about caring for seniors in the church (p. 4), I wanted to share some personal thoughts triggered by her... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Seven years ago one of my professors suggested our class watch the television series LOST to better understand life in postmodernity . I followed up on the homework assignment and... Read More
February 1, 2012 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
When was the last time you prayed for your treasurer or thanked him or her for his or her work? Your treasurer is a key person in church operations and carries a great deal of... Read More
February 1, 2012 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
I am crocheting a baby afghan. The soft, multi-coloured yarn slides through my fingers. I catch it on the end a hook, spin and loop it into the expanding blanket. My cat lies... Read More
February 1, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Come to the defence of ‘God’s great gift’ In the beginning—13.7 billion years ago—God created the heavens, also known as the universe; 4.5 billion years ago God created our planet... Read More
February 1, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Stuart Murray, the “outsider” Anabaptist, is making his rounds in our circles with his book The Naked Anabaptist and Richard Rohr, the Franciscan priest, is making his way into... Read More
February 1, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I am not new to the pages of this magazine—having written columns and occasional articles for five years—but allow me to begin my new role as a regular staff writer by offering... Read More
January 18, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
One of the things that I enjoy most about winter is that it’s curling season. Each Monday morning I join our local clergy curling club for some spirited fun on the ice. Curling is... Read More
January 18, 2012 | Viewpoints | David Martin
In my last column, “Yet another outspoken white man,” Nov. 14, 2011, page 10, I tried to indicate my struggle with male dominance among us Mennonites. I listed 21 white men that... Read More
January 18, 2012 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
On a rainy Lower Mainland Friday night my son and I hit the slopes. It turned out to be a beautiful evening on the mountain, where the rain turned to snow and the coniferous trees... Read More
January 18, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Gender identity not just based on biology Re: “Letters to my sister,” Oct. 31 , Nov. 14 and 28 . These letters reflect an honest attempt at informed dialogue which is often... Read More
January 18, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Reflecting recently on 57 years of writing as “an icon of Canadian literature,” Ruby Wiebe told an overflow audience at Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ont., that one... Read More
January 18, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
“Why plant a new church?” It’s a legitimate question and, as a church planter, one I have heard often. With most churches in decline, and more than a few closing altogether, does... Read More
January 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson

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