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This year—2017—will bring changes for members of Mennonite Church Canada, a denominational entity to be reconfigured into a proposed structure of five area churches doing the work... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
‘A timely rebuke’ to MC B.C.’s ‘professional’ church leaders Re: “ No more closed doors ” editorial, Nov. 7, 2016, page 2. Dick Benner hit the nail on the head with that timely... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Viewpoints |
“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Calvin Quan
One of the sweetest phrases in the Bible, “The Word became flesh and lived among us” (John 1:14), is often heard at Christmas. With joy and gratitude, we celebrate the incarnation... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Superhero movies are all the rage. One website says it is the most popular movie genre around. We all want someone to put things right in turbulent times. Even Lego Batman might... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
One of the most overlooked fruits borne in the life of someone who genuinely follows the way of Jesus and lives in the Spirit, is wisdom. If we put into practice what Jesus... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
George Wiebe conducts the Canadian Mennonite Bible College (CMBC) choir in an impromptu song on a B.C. ferry while on tour in May 1966. The choir gave 24 performances in 17 days,... Read More
December 21, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
If ever we needed to hear “Emmanuel” (God with us), it is during this Advent season as we wind up the year 2016. With violence prevailing in war-torn countries, and political... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Is the Doctrine of Discovery yesterday’s news? Re: “ Discovering humility ” column, Sept. 26, page 7. It seems Pope Paul III may have spoken to the Doctrine of Discovery already,... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints |
For the past two months I have been living with post-concussion syndrome after an incident that involved a bear, a rock and the rain. The prognosis for me is very good... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
No one would doubt that Stephen Hawking, the Cambridge University theoretical physicist and cosmologist, is one of the more brilliant minds of recent times. The guy forgets more... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Church of the Living Word in Ottawa became an emerging church in Mennonite Church Eastern Canada in 2009, although it was founded four years earlier. Church of the Living Word has... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Dave Rogalsky
Officially, the resolution creating greater openness to LGBTQ people received 85 percent support at the Mennonite Church Canada assembly. That number is incomplete—more on that... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
These are two responses to Will Braun’s ‘ Understanding opponents of LGBTQ inclusion ’ column. No. 1: Seeking ways to move forward By Lois Epp I agree with Will that circumstances... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints |
This classic baptism photo from Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church has been incorrectly dated as from the 1940s. Dedicated volunteers, who have a long-standing passion for the... Read More
December 7, 2016 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
When the diagnosis of dementia hits you up close and personal, as it has me with the decline of my spouse Marlene due to the disease, it sends you on a grief journey that clouds... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Reader supports Mennonite call to ‘speak up’ Re: “ Mennonites should speak up about Muslim head coverings ” letter, Oct. 10, page 10. This letter is right on. We have had a... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints |
Hospitality makes my heart sing. Preparing a comfortable space, serving up new dishes, conversing with guests and attending to their individual needs: these are among my greatest... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Coreena Stewart
My husband and I decided to live in the United States this fall. Flexible work made it possible to move temporarily to a small town near where we grew up, with a primary goal of... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
As our family sat around the Thanksgiving dinner table discussing our plans for Christmas and the virtue of giving gifts, someone piped up and said: “We already have too much... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
Gordon Eby captured the moment when families in Berlin, Ont., said goodbye to local troops at the start of the First World War in 1914. In 1916, concerned that its Germanic name... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
A school teacher asked her class of first graders, “What colour are apples?” Some children said “red!” Others exclaimed “green!” A few said “yellow.” Then one little boy raised... Read More
November 16, 2016 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
The pastors of Mennonite Church British Columbia got together recently in a closed meeting to discuss their response to the Being a Faithful Church 7 resolution passed at Assembly... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Philpott deserves better from us Re: “ Put not your trust in ‘princesses ’ ” letter, Sept. 26, page 10. I am irritated when the press and the public berate our government... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints |
As a Mennonite baby boomer, going to church was family reunion, Christian faith and social life all rolled up into one tight-knit package. Floradale (Ont.) Mennonite Church was my... Read More
November 2, 2016 | Viewpoints | Brian Bauman

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