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I was handed a paper that I shoved in my pocket unread. But, later, the title caught my attention as I was about to drop it in recycling: “Relax.” That word thrust me back to a “... Read More
April 13, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
With 34 years of ministry, including almost nine years as conference minister for Mennonite Church Alberta, behind me, I am poignantly reminded that each public event is my last,... Read More
April 13, 2011 | Viewpoints | Jim Shantz
Former MCC director laments ‘big failure’ of Wineskins process Re: “MCC ‘divorce’ a cause for confession, remorse,” March 21, page 12. I, too, am saddened and indeed angered with... Read More
April 13, 2011 | Viewpoints |
While we won’t endorse candidates of the five political parties in the upcoming May 2 election, or tell you how to vote, we do ask Mennonite voters to both examine the political... Read More
April 13, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In Luke 24, the disciples on the road to Emmaus were confused and discouraged. They had trouble recognizing Jesus. In March of last year, I was a disciple on the road to Emmaus as... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Elsie Rempel
“ Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid ” (Mark 16:8). Fleeing death Forty years ago this June... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Terry Hiebert
In deciding how to live as Christians, the church is called to rely on the Holy Spirit and use Scripture, prayer and the family of faith, as it determines responses to the... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Viewpoints | Andrew Reesor-McDowell
In his book Will Our Children Have Faith?, John Westerhoff argues that for future generations of young people and adults to develop Christian faith they will need more than Sunday... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
Our recent journey began in darkness, continued through a day and into more darkness—a winter drive of 28 hours on roads that were at first snowy, then drenched with rain. We had... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Healing and rebuilding happening under Isaaks’ leadership Re: “ From a closed community to an open heart ,” March 7, page 4. First Mennonite Church, Burns Lake, is fortunate to... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Viewpoints |
“I have never heard the editor’s vision for the magazine,” said a reader when asked what she thought of Canadian Mennonite. The observation caught me up short. Assuming my vision... Read More
March 30, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I can best write about my hopes and dreams for the future of the church by reflecting on the past. During the last 29 years of pastoral ministry I have experienced growth, turmoil... Read More
March 16, 2011 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
When I think back to my early experience of Bible stories, I recall that King Solomon was “good,” he enjoyed God’s favour. Sure, Solomon had riches and power, but he had immense... Read More
March 16, 2011 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
The story of Esther is stunning in its providential beauty and hope. Despite God never being named, the book bearing a Jewish Persian Queen’s Gentile name—a wonderful twist of... Read More
March 16, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Story, photo stir up personal memories I read the Henry Dueck obituary (Nov. 15, 2010, page 25) with personal interest. Henry and Helga served the Eben-Ezer congregation and we... Read More
March 16, 2011 | Viewpoints |
At age 65, he was too young to die. For Stan Benner, my brother whom we just remembered this past weekend, it was especially incongruous. Living life at full throttle, he had big... Read More
March 16, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
“It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the gentiles, that my... Read More
March 2, 2011 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
On Aug. 13, 2010, after one month in the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, Alta., my dad died of mesotheliomameso, cancer of the outer lining of the lung. Although Dad had... Read More
March 2, 2011 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
Waking from a nap on my mother’s couch, I stretch and think, “What a blessing.” My mother’s couch is a perfect spot for napping: generously long, wonderfully comfortable and... Read More
March 2, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Celebrate the ‘kitchenhood of all believers’ Re: “East paska together and be glad,” Feb. 21, page 10. The church that I attend invites all ethnicities. We share our stories. Even... Read More
March 2, 2011 | Viewpoints |
The church, or congregation, as a “royal priesthood” was announced as one of our core beliefs by the Anabaptist Reformers nearly 500 years ago, setting us apart from our Catholic-... Read More
March 2, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I am increasingly convinced that most unsavoury behaviour in our world, particularly unkind and violent behaviour, can be traced back to fear. It is not surprising that biblical... Read More
February 16, 2011 | Viewpoints | Jerry Buhler
Our government’s attitude towards offenders is clear. It wants to see them punished. It wants tougher laws, longer sentences and bigger prisons. Ottawa recently announced 3,000... Read More
February 16, 2011 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
Where were you on Feb. 28, 2010? For Canadians, that was the glorious day of the golden goal: St. Sidney’s slick shot that eluded American goaltender Ryan Miller. Not only did... Read More
February 16, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
It’s been some week. As I write this several days after a stubborn dictator, Hosni Mubarak, has finally stepped down in Egypt, there is a feeling of relief even though the event... Read More
February 16, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner

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