Opinion

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
You and Mary run a lemonade stand as 50/50 owners. You opened for business on a handshake. Mary dies. Do you still have a business? Mary’s husband or child may be your new... Read More
June 22, 2011 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
The decisions we make as parents have long-term implications. This obvious reality made itself even more clear to me one night recently when we hosted our young adult son and... Read More
June 22, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Following the wrong drummer to Parliament Hill The first in Dick Benner’s elections editorials, “ Vote your core beliefs ,” April 18, page 2, should have spoken to our... Read More
June 22, 2011 | Viewpoints |
Have we learned anything about resolving church conflict in the past 50 years? After reading the painful account of the German/English language dissension resulting in several... Read More
June 21, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
According to a tract produced by a Holdeman group, television is “rocking people to sleep morally and spiritually.” I agree with our Anabaptist cousins—however outdated they sound... Read More
June 8, 2011 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
A few months ago our four-year-old daughter was overheard singing a song with only one line, which she repeated irritatingly till my patient wife didn’t know whether to laugh or... Read More
June 8, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Mennonites are in a unique position in this era of mission. Arthur Boers, author and seminary professor, notes that we sit in that uncomfortable place between the mainline and the... Read More
June 8, 2011 | Viewpoints | Brian Bauman

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