Opinion

In the Future Directions conversations, many people expressed a lingering concern that the proposed regional network forming Mennonite Church Canada could cause us, as a church... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
Kudos to ‘Shared land’ organizers and participants Re: “Shared land” photo, Aug. 28, back cover. My husband and I attended and appreciated the focus on learning about and... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
Introduction A couple of Mennonite Church British Columbia pastors have been given sabbaticals this year. I would encourage all of our congregations to find a way to give their... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Introduction by Garry Janzen, Reflection by Aaron Roorda
She sat on the sidewalk of the busy street corner, five months pregnant and without a place to call home. We sat there with her on the cold concrete, listening to her story of... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Jacob Y. Shantz (1822-1909) of Berlin, Ont., (now Kitchener), with his family. Shantz was involved in fruit growing and maple-sugar production. He was a building contractor and... Read More
October 4, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Fourteen months have gone by since the conclusion of the Being a Faithful Church (BFC) process and the decision congregational delegates made at Assembly 2016. At the end of that... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Watson’s wisdom is ‘a pernicious fable’ Re: “Wisdom, where art thou?" (Pt. 10) , July 24, page 13. After reading Troy Watson’s column, I’m inclined to wonder if we’ve gone... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
It’s a big year for Lutherans—the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. So it struck me as significant that I was invited to present a sermon and serve communion alongside a synod... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
To celebrate our wedding anniversary, my husband and I canoed on our neighborhood river. Due to extremely low water levels, the first stretch was quite challenging, not unlike... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Do you recognize this “Mennonite centre”? Mary Ann Cressman, second from left, her husband Menno C., and others stand outside the family’s dry goods store at 82 King Street East,... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
A few weeks ago, we welcomed our first grandchild into the world. Amid my great joy, I have recently found myself reflecting on the incredible responsibility of raising children... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Brad Friesen
I have a nagging thought as I sit down to write this article. It’s this: I have no idea what state our world will be in when you read this in a few weeks. Who knows what will... Read More
September 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Many of the stories in the pages of this magazine reflect the dreams of the people in our church family. There are stories of successful ministries, families reunited, young... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Editorial | Willard Metzger
Why aren’t Mennonites holding federal Liberal government to account? I have been waiting for the deluge of reader letters and opinion columns expressing shock and disappointment... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
I am soon transitioning out of a leadership role with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta. Before this, I was a country rep in Bolivia, and before that a director with... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Abe Janzen
Five hundred years ago, our spiritual ancestors were on the cusp of an extended bloodbath of religious violence. In marked contrast, I just enjoyed a three-hour conversation over... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
The intercultural migration of foods is very interesting. My mother-in-law, Helen (Faul) Fadenrecht, who lived in North Dakota, regularly made a recipe she called Bean Sprouts,... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ken Reddig
Bill Koop sits on a stack of Mennonite history books, leaning against the Fort Garry (Man.) Mennonite Brethren Church sign. Recently deceased Canadian storyteller and broadcaster... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Have you ever wondered about your family traditions? What are they and when did they come to be? That’s been me this summer. Every summer we have our “must do” plans, and my girls... Read More
September 6, 2017 | Viewpoints | Mel Harms
National church needs to continue leading the way to reconciliation The following letter was originally written to Mennonite Church Canada’s Interim Council and is reprinted at... Read More
August 23, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
On my bookshelf sit 19 bound volumes of Canadian Mennonite. I’m looking at Vol. 1, No. 1, published on Sept. 15, 1997. Yes, that means that, come Sept. 15, we will celebrate 20... Read More
August 23, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight” (Proverbs 3:5). “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me” (John 14:1... Read More
August 23, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Siemens
While training as a family therapist, I learned the term “emotional cut-off.” It was not a dynamic I was personally familiar with; my particular family tends to be on the opposite... Read More
August 23, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
For many years my wife and I raised our family in an older community with many beautiful boulevard trees but very few young families. Despite our best efforts, our neighbours were... Read More
August 23, 2017 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
Who are these five women from Siegburg, Germany, in 1919? We don’t know for certain, but on Jan. 13, soldier Gordon Eby wrote that he and an army buddy “called at the home of the... Read More
August 23, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing

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