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Up until a few days ago, there were three different kinds of toothpaste in our bathroom, one belonging to each of the three people living in our home. My husband and I have long... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I was privileged to participate in the 2010 International Mennonite Pastors Coming Together (IMPaCT) program this year in British Columbia. It proved to be a very valuable... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Barry Lesser
“Christians are particularly vulnerable to con artists,” a retired Ontario accountant says. Sadly, Bruce Karcher’s comment is more than just speculation. For the past five years,... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
In a world rich with Christian re-sources, the Anabaptist perspective offers a prophetic voice that is both refreshing and disturbing. It can challenge and it can affirm. It can... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
Canadians have every right to ask questions about the merger of Mennonite Publishing Network (MPN), with offices in Waterloo, Ont., and Scottdale, Pa., and Third Way Media,... Read More
October 27, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I hope no one will be too surprised or disappointed if I put aside my usual social justice subject matter to consider a more general question: How exactly do we become better... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
I’ve entered that stage in life where something called a “teenager” meanders and groans its pimpled way through our home. It’s interesting to watch and talk to. In this new... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
The bad news: Our kids don’t know their Bibles. The good news: They are probably practising it better than many of their elders. If you take the time to talk with these reportedly... Read More
October 13, 2010 | Editorial | By Dick Benner
These are golden days on the Prairies as summer melds into autumn. Everywhere the eye gazes, it touches on gold. Fields of grain, cut or standing, are pale gold. The dust of... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Melissa Miller
A young adult in her last semester of college and considering pastoral ministry takes the initiative to invite each pastor in her community for coffee so that she can learn from... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Karen Martens Zimmerly
Life insurance considers their jobs more dangerous than munitions workers. Their profession has the second-highest divorce rate. Fifteen hundred of them leave their jobs each... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Kevin Davidson
With music being so much a part of the Mennonite DNA, is it any wonder that the spectre of a new hymnal brings some trepidation to the congregational scene? Amid a growing... Read More
September 29, 2010 | Editorial | By Dick Benner
For 500 years the Mennonite narrative has been dominated by stories of forced migration, escapes from persecution and the search for a place of refuge—often desperate quests for... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Edmund Pries
I long to find pristine wilderness and be thrilled by its sheer existence. I want the wonder of the wild to flow back into my domestic life and animate me as I sit in front of a... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
During a worship gathering my four-year-old daughter was smitten by the arrival of snacks. The samples of juice and bread coming our way grabbed her attention and probably... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Tragic, isn’t it, that one fringe religious leader with a very small following can get international attention, damaging beyond calculation the good work in Christian-Muslim... Read More
September 14, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Is it realistic to contemplate joy as a potential outcome of setting financial priorities? In our increasingly complex financial world this may seem naïve. A fairly common... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
“Is it just about duty?” my friend wondered. “Is that the only reason to stay in the relationship? Duty seems so flat and colourless. What about joy and excitement and fun?” It’s... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
It’s September again. I’m sure I’m not alone when I acknowledge the variety of feelings that accompany fall’s arrival. We move from a season that is relatively free from structure... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Viewpoints | Lisa Carr-Pries
In a letter to Canadian Mennonite on June 28, Angelika Dawson of Abbotsford, B.C., charged that when we challenged Mennonite Central Committee and congregations to be more... Read More
September 1, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Scads of cash is invested every year developing current and future pastors. This is important in so far as it shapes leaders and not managers, prophets and not puppets. Well-... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
To attend church in Winnipeg is a right that arises directly from Treaty 1. The signatures of Aboriginal leaders and Crown representatives on that 139-year-old document give me, a... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
The Wailin’ Jennys recorded a song on their debut album which included the following lines: “This is the sound of voices three / Singing together in harmony /Surrendering to the... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Viewpoints | Lorne Epp, Margaret Ewen-Peters and Patrick Preheim
The Lutherans have asked us to forgive them for their violent persecution of us in the 16th century, laying to rest, as the Mennonite World Conference reporter, Byron Rempel... Read More
August 26, 2010 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Think much about use of fruit? In January, Beryl Jantzi, a U.S. stewardship educator, told a gathering of pastors at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., that... Read More
August 17, 2010 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee

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