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‘A true welding together of business and faith’ Re: “ Faith, business welded together at Haul-All ,” July 11, page 21. The author of this heart-warming story missed a key element... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
The question isn’t, “Has our world changed since that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001?” It is rather, “How have we changed 10 years after?” As I write this, the air and print are... Read More
September 14, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
A common interaction at our house goes something like this. Person One says (with some heat): “You’re so stubborn!” Person Two then replies (with some indignation): “I am not... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In the retail shopping world, the dog days of summer are no longer known as “August,” but rather “back-to-school.” This has become the year’s second largest seasonal shopping... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
South of the border, there was lots of attention again this year around Sept. 11, especially given that it was the 10th anniversary of those terrible events. That it happened to... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints | Arlyn Friesen Epp
Treasurer defends MC Canada cutbacks Re: “ MC Canada applauded for unpopular cutbacks ” letter, July 11, page 8. I’m heartened to hear that letter writer Jake Rempel is going to... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Viewpoints |
What is it with Mennonites and food? We seem to take great pride in the cultural dishes from our German/Swiss/Russian backgrounds and more recently those national newcomers to our... Read More
August 31, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Once again, famine plagues the headlines and swollen bellies afflict the airwaves. The Horn of Africa is hungry. Babies are dying. Statistics are swirling. And the rest of the... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
About 80 percent of Canadians are city-dwellers. Despite the expanse of our nation, slightly more than a third of us dwell in only three metropolitan areas: Montreal, Toronto or... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Whenever a congregation gathers to look ahead and contemplate its future, you can be sure that questions about the youth will be raised: Where are they? How can we keep them? We... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints | Anna Rehan
Homosexuality: Not what God intended Re: " Sexual inclusivity motion to be presented at national assembly ,” May 30, page 15. I realize that the matter of sexual inclusivity... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Viewpoints |
I have never met César García , but I am impressed with his story as told by Meetinghouse freelancer Kathy Heinrichs Wiest on page 4. García is the general secretary-elect of... Read More
August 17, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Recently I met with an elderly gentleman who had just celebrated his 92nd birthday. In a humorous fashion he noted that he was losing his hearing, losing his eyesight and now he... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints | Arnie Friesen
The guy on the bus was flirting boldly. First he locked a laser stare on the young woman in front of him. Then he shot her a wide smile. When she smiled back, he upped the ante by... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The gathering of God’s People is critically important for faith from an Anabaptist perspective. For Anabaptists, the community of faith is a unique and critical environment for... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
Love people enough to see them change Re: “ Sexual inclusivity motion to be presented at national assembly ,” May 30, page 15. If there are those LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Viewpoints |
Maybe it was the downright gorgeous summer weather before the heat wave swept into central and southeastern Canada. Maybe it was the powerfully inspired music led by Paul Dueck... Read More
July 27, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Billionaire media titan Rupert Murdoch has made headlines over the phone hacking scandal that forced him to shut down his British tabloid, News of the World . But few people know... Read More
July 15, 2011 | Viewpoints | Will Braun, columnist
The 15th chapter of the Gospel of John begins with the verse, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener,” then it goes on to speak about the techniques and practices used... Read More
July 5, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Liz Koop
The Vancouver Canucks’ inability to score and some people’s penchant for blowing things up has caused me to agree with a zealous atheist. “Religion poisons everything,” contends... Read More
July 5, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
In the past several years the Mennonite Church Manitoba board of directors consulted congregations to hear their wisdom and counsel for future direction. There was a desire for a... Read More
July 5, 2011 | Viewpoints | Norm Voth
I’ve been to the dark side, met the people there and survived. Of course, they wore black, had dreadlocks and tattoos, were probably anarchists and drove a bus powered by veggie... Read More
July 5, 2011 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
MC Canada applauded for unpopular cutbacks Re: “‘ The signs are clear ,’” April 4, page 18, and, “‘ With sadness and lament ,’” May 2, page 15. I applaud Willard Metzger and the... Read More
July 5, 2011 | Viewpoints |
Although the thousand delegates and locals attending the annual assembly of Mennonite Church Canada represent only 3 percent of our 32,000 members, the event has the feel and... Read More
July 5, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
When I was asked to reflect on the joy of serving the church, the word “joy” stuck in my throat. My thoughts immediately turned to the recent challenging conversations and... Read More
June 22, 2011 | Viewpoints | Hilda A. Hildebrand

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