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Anna Rehan has logged countless hours of volunteer time as Mennonite Church Saskatchewan’s music librarian. Appointed by the area church council, her mandate was to organize the... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Artbeat | Donna Schulz
While the aroma of fresh-baked zwieback filled the air, members of the “Mennonite Girls Can Cook” blog group launched their newest book at the Mennonite Heritage Museum on Aug. 3... Read More
August 24, 2016
| Artbeat | Amy Dueckman
True to its name, this year’s Skylight Festival focussed on how the church can regain its place in a post-Christian society, exploring a larger movement of faith, arts and justice... Read More
August 10, 2016
| Artbeat | Dick Benner
Yearning for eloheh (ae-luh-hay) is clearly evident in Randy Woodley’s new children’s picture book, The Harmony Tree , published by Mennonite Church Canada this year. Richly... Read More
August 10, 2016
| Artbeat | Deborah Froese
Over two days at Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2016, “God~Faith~People,” keynote speaker Safwat Marzouk addressed the topic of covenant that was central to the theme text,... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Deborah Froese
“Too often Mennonites have focussed on disunity.” With these words, Gareth Brandt began his seminar, “Running towards community,” and he then showed how Mennonite/Anabaptist... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donna Schulz
The seminar title started in response to the young adult “problem.” “[‘Young adults don’t need the church’] is not meant to be a defiance statement, but a statement of fact,” said... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
Ken Quiring is convinced that the future of biblical literacy lies in video. This may be one reason why he and others like him have joined a growing movement known as “biblical... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donna Schulz
Although a concrete picture of what Mennonite Church Canada might look like in two years isn’t yet determined, 318 delegates voted to approve in principle the direction proposed... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Deborah Froese
Did you know that if all of the textual records and photographs in Winnipeg’s Mennonite Heritage Centre (MHC) Archives and Gallery were stacked on top of each other, they would be... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Aaron Epp
In his seminar “Confessions of faith: Sources of unity or division,” Karl Koop told the story of 3,000 Mennonites who met during a five-hour meeting in Amsterdam in 1639 to bring... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Barb Draper
Canadian Mennonite has been around in some form or other for 62 years, and as editor Dick Benner pointed out, the Mennonite church in Canada has witnessed many changes during that... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Donna Schulz
Following on the heels of the delegate sessions for Mennonite Church Canada, about 40 interested leaders got together at Wanuskawin Heritage Park in Saskatoon to think about how... Read More
July 20, 2016
| Focus On | Dave Rogalsky
Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) celebrated the 40th anniversary of its Faculty of Music with a concert on April 3, 2016, that featured the premiere of works by two composers with... Read More
June 15, 2016
| Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
Two Canadian Mennonite women, one a pastor and the other a professor, introduced their new book, Daughters in the House of Jacob: A Memoir of Migration, at the Mennonite Heritage... Read More
June 15, 2016
| Artbeat | Amy Dueckman
Pennsylvania Dutch has often been ridiculed and viewed as a corrupted German dialect with a mishmash of English words, but author Mark Louden argues that it is actually a distinct... Read More
June 1, 2016
| Artbeat | Barb Draper
David W. Shenk’s latest book, Christian. Muslim. Friend.: Twelve Paths to Real Relationship , comes at an opportune time for Canadian Christians, since the country has received... Read More
June 1, 2016
| Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
Following in the footsteps of Reginald Bibby, sociologist Joel Thiessen examines how Canadians of today view Christianity. In his book The Meaning of Sunday, he concludes that... Read More
May 18, 2016
| Artbeat | Barb Draper
We just dipped our toe into the world of youth sports by signing our seven-year-old son, Sam, up for a T-ball team. Last summer he discovered a love for baseball and loves playing... Read More
April 6, 2016
| Focus On | Natasha Krahn
There are courageous women around every corner, especially at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre in Saskatoon, where the 26 paintings of Ray Dirks’s Along the Road to Freedom exhibit... Read More
March 23, 2016
| Artbeat | Donna Schulz
A filmmaker is teaming up with a historian to document how Mennonite farmers relate to the land in seven different communities around the globe. “When you get down to grassroots,... Read More
March 9, 2016
| Artbeat | J. Neufeld
It wasn’t the premiere of The Elmira Case . That happened earlier at the Peace on Earth Film Festival in Chicago, which led to the film being shown in Mongolia. But on Nov. 19,... Read More
January 13, 2016
| Artbeat | Dave Rogalsky
Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot be Won on the Battlefield. By Ernie Regehr. Between the Lines Books, 2015, 217 pages. War does not resolve conflict, says Ernie Regehr in his... Read More
December 23, 2015
| Artbeat | Barb Draper
April Yamasaki and Lois Siemens have collaborated across the miles on a second creative project. In 2014, the women, who are pastors of Mennonite Church Canada congregations in... Read More
December 9, 2015
| Artbeat | Donna Schulz
The story of Orie O. Miller is also the story of how Mennonites in the 20th century moved from being isolationist and the “quiet in the land,” to being a church with strong... Read More
November 18, 2015
| Artbeat | Barb Draper

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