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Often in the morning as I awake, God gives me songs which become prayers. Usually, it’s just a phrase or tune that causes me to search out the rest of the song and leads to a time... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phyllis Ramer
Of all the current global conflicts, none seems as intractable as the Israeli-Palestinian one, pitting an occupier government against its occupied residents. The dire situation... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
‘Minister’s handbook to reproductive loss’ available online re: “ coping, grieving, remembering ,” Sept. 12, page 4. I’m writing to express my appreciation for Beth Downey... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints |
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird , the late Harper Lee captures the complex reality of relationship: “You never really understand a person until you... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Deborah Froese
“You will know the truth and the truth will make you free.” Jesus’ oft-repeated axiom from John 8 lifts up the value of truth-telling. The living out of it, though, is not simple... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
A father often took his five-year-old son to the local minor hockey league games. Each time they went, they saw the same homeless man in the parking lot asking for donations. The... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
This is no ordinary 1960s family reunion photo. Thousands of Mennonites fleeing the Soviet Union after the Second World War were forcibly repatriated. With the doors closed on... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
One of the devil’s tactics in the temptation of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 4 and Luke 4, intrigues me. In this story, Satan takes Jesus to the holy city of God, into the house of... Read More
October 19, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
We are pleased to announce that the family of the late Ted Friesen, the first publisher of The Canadian Mennonite , has agreed to set up—and seed with a $50,000 gift—a fundraising... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
‘Affluenza’ should trump ‘gender’ issue for Mennonites As community-oriented Anabaptists, we should be spending more time on “affluenza” than on the “gender” issue. Richard Rohr,... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Viewpoints |
You obey every day. You obey the legislations of government—even those you don’t agree with. You obey an employer, school teacher or parent. Some have to heed all three on the... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
When I reflect on how I became a Mennonite, I find myself agreeing with what a peasant once told an Irish priest. The priest, who approached the peasant praying by the roadside,... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Viewpoints | Patrick Kwame Kukanu
Henry Neufeld, right, spent a lifetime building positive relationships among Mennonite and indigenous peoples. He is pictured standing beside Pastor Jeremiah Ross from Cross Lake... Read More
October 5, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
We will miss her and her passion for justice as a young mother trying to make sense of the complexities of our world in the 21st century. Katie Doke Sawatzky wrote her last New... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Braun criticized for using ‘the language of euthanasia proponents’ Re: “ The right to die and the art of suffering ,” Aug. 15, page 20. I deeply sympathize with author Will Braun... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Viewpoints |
It’s Sunday night, I’m in a coffee shop, and I’m soaking wet. Thirty minutes earlier I was at home reading about the Doctrine of Discovery and found the content so painful that I... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Steve Heinrichs
As his seven-year-old daughter gambolled away, my nephew reflected on the negotiation that I had just witnessed, where she asked repeatedly for something to which he had each time... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In our transformation from Mennonite Foundation of Canada to Abundance Canada, we have received several responses from our clients and constituency. While most of the feedback has... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
Consider the possibility that truth is not a thing or group of things (e.g. ideas, facts, doctrines, etc.) but a Spirit. This seems to be the apostle John’s understanding. For... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
The Fenian Invasions, in which Irish American Civil War veterans used raids into pre-Confederation Canada to further the cause of Irish independence, were launched in 1866... Read More
September 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
On his Aug. 11, 2016, podcast, journalist Malcolm Gladwell used the concept of “generous orthodoxy” to frame the story of Chester Wenger. It’s a positive approach to faith that is... Read More
September 7, 2016 | Editorial | Paul Schrag
Feature on seasonal workers ‘very timely’ Re: “ The lucky struggle ,” July 4, page 4. Will Braun’s feature article is very timely for us at the farm where I work, in that we have... Read More
September 7, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Assembly 2016 was an excellent example of a very integral aspect of the life of our national church, our area churches and our congregations. The process of discernment was on... Read More
September 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Dan Jack
So, after 22-and-a-half years of marriage to an incredible woman and friend, I may finally be starting to get it. She is a treasure, but, truth be told, I don’t always treat her... Read More
September 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
The time has come. At the beginning of September, I began full-time journalism studies at the University of Regina. Our family moved back to Regina for this reason, and after a... Read More
September 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Katie Doke Sawatzky

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