Opinion

The times we live in seem to change more rapidly with each passing day. In North America, Europe and elsewhere, protectionist sentiments, growing nationalism and increased border... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
“This isn’t really working out the way I imagined,” I mused, as my mother slept in her chair while I worked on her birthday dessert. I had just ended a phone call with my son, my... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Just imagine you are there, sitting on the hillside, listening to Jesus. It’s past mealtime and your stomach starts to rumble, but his words mesmerize you and you don’t want to... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Viewpoints | Sherri Grosz
Firefighting in British Columbia was one of the tasks assigned to Canadian conscientious objectors (COs) during the Second World War. They were ‘the best firefighters we ever had... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
So how does one enrol as an apprentice in the School of Divine Wisdom? The Bible tells us there are a few prerequisites. The first one is found in Proverbs 4:7: “The beginning of... Read More
April 19, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
My church experience has included at least 13 Mennonite churches, a Baptist church, an inter-denominational church and two Catholic schools. That represents more worship services... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
‘The faith of our fathers lives on’ There used to be a hymn we sang in our congregation: “Faith of our Fathers, Living Still.” As a person ages, one has more memories from the... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Viewpoints |
At my first Mennonite Church Alberta assembly as area church minister, one of my official tasks was to offer a prayer of release to Calgary Vietnamese Mennonite Church. It was one... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Viewpoints | Tim Wiebe-Neufeld
We must not hand them back. Others before us fought long and hard to get them back into our hands. Through blood, sweat and tears, they were returned to the rightful owners. And... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Boys on horseback pose in front of the main entrance to the Ailsa Craig Boys Farm, a home for troubled boys, in the 1960s. The farm, begun in 1955, was the brainchild of Jack Wall... Read More
April 5, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
It’s been a good eight-year ride, my friends, with a few bumps along the way. I will miss this biweekly meeting with you on the second page of Canadian Mennonite . While it’s been... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Editorial | Dick Benner
That’s not who we are . . . as Mennonites or Muslims Re: “ A not-so-pure depiction of Mennonites ,” Feb. 13, page 20. I read with interest the various online responses by... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Viewpoints |
When communicating about the ministries of Mennonite Church Canada Witness, my former colleague Al Rempel used to tell me, “Help your listeners imagine the work that is being done... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
One day my normally cheerful, no-nonsense coworker surprised, or I should say shocked, me. She suddenly and briefly opened the door to her past, a dangerous time of war and famine... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Does the headline for this article pique your curiosity or does it irritate you? The word “protest” often evokes strong positive or negative emotions. Like it or not, we seem to... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
This photo of six nurses from Coaldale, Alta., and the surrounding area was taken in the 1950s. Pictured from left to right: M. Willms, H. Toews, M. Dick and H. Reimer of Coaldale... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Fourteen years ago, I asked my handy friend, Carm, if I could hire him to do a flooring renovation. He said, “No. But I’ll teach you how to do it for free.” I laughed. The idea... Read More
March 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
“While Anabaptists affirm the inspiration and trustworthiness of Scripture, we are not strict literalists,” writes Palmer Becker in his just-released book, Anabaptist Essentials... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Editorial | Dick Benner
A holy challenge to become living bodies of Christ Re: “ A year of re-visioning ” editorial, Jan. 2, page 2. Thank you for challenging Mennonite Church Canada to give priority to... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints |
What would the Apostle Paul say to leaders today? This was the question posed to participants at the recent Values-based Leadership Program that I attended. I offer one... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Rick Neufeld
Do you ever have a Sunday when the church music stinks? In your opinion, at least? Well, that’s the way it should be from time to time. Even though I love singing old hymns, there... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
One of the privileges of living and travelling overseas is that you get to become a part of many different families. I’ve been fortunate to spend significant amounts of time with... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Natasha Krahn
In her story about hospitality, “ Sharing food with my two families ,” Natasha Krahn describes being served a traditional Palestinian dish turned upside down on a large platter... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints |
Staff outside the Bethesda Home in 1965 in Campden, Ont. Bethesda, the first Mennonite mental health facility in North America, was begun in the early 1930s by Henry and Maria... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
For the many years I worked as an educator in several Mennonite institutions, I did not participate in, nor identify with, organized activities of Mennonite Women Manitoba or the... Read More
March 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Elsie Hannah Ruth Rempel

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