I am not entirely sure how my recent piece in CM will be received with respect to church authority. The basic point of the column was draw attention to both the conflicting or... Read More
March 1, 2012 |
It's been a while since I've shown up on the CM blog, and I apologize for that. Life has been busy, and for a while it felt like I was posting too frequently. When I was a kid, I... Read More
February 14, 2012 |
Today I read a post from the Globe and Mail highlighted by Dan Dyck on the MC Canada facebook page about a retired teacher and church member who decided to start helping people... Read More
January 8, 2012 |
A new year begins. It's such an exciting and fun time of the year. So many expectations, plan, and ideas for how the year will go. It always ends up completely different. Sure... Read More
January 7, 2012 |
During our trip to Canada for the Christmas break, I was surprised how many times I heard the same story. It goes something like this: They are trying to get us not to say "Merry... Read More
January 6, 2012 |
If you’re looking for conversation starters this week, try asking people if they’re making any New Year’s resolutions. People will generally respond in a few different ways. The... Read More
December 31, 2011 |
A highlight of the worship on the fourth Sunday of Advent for me was the children's story. Well, actually, after the children's story when the storyteller asked four of the... Read More
December 24, 2011 |
Sitting with the sadness. The third advent's theme was "Sadness Changes to Gladness." The part that is so hard to swallow, though, is that "changing to gladness" doesn't... Read More
December 24, 2011 |
I'm a reader. I've always been a reader. From as far back as I can remember I read a lot of books and anything I can get my hands on. It's no surprise, then, that probably the... Read More
December 19, 2011 |
Second Advent comes. We wait. We ponder the wilderness. Are we driven to this wilderness, chased by the attackers of fear, wrong decision, and unknown future? Or are we called to... Read More
December 5, 2011 |
I wrote this post about community long before I heard the research. But now it's neurologically true - community makes things easier. During the attachment conference at Eastern... Read More
December 4, 2011 |
I had an interesting cultural experience last week. Visiting friends for the U.S . thanksgiving holiday, we were invited to accompany them on a late night / early morning shopping... Read More
November 29, 2011 |
With the first Sunday of advent come the simple little changes that I have come to make to mark this season as set apart. Placing candles on the table, shifting devotionals from... Read More
November 27, 2011 |
In our home, we discovered a new favourite fusion dish. In a surprisingly tasty combination,we ate Pflinzen and Chapjae together. Pflinzen is a food from the Russian Mennonite... Read More
November 27, 2011 |
I remember once thinking that it would be fantastic if we could travel faster than the speed of light. If we could do that, we could theoretically go back in time. I wondered... Read More
November 14, 2011 |
Today during a field trip with the Intensive English Program at Eastern Mennonite University, the staff had some miscommunication. The resulting disorganization didn't cause any... Read More
November 3, 2011 |
Throughout all these centuries, El Shaddai dropped hints about who was coming. “There is a king,” he said, “That will reign forever in my kingdom.” And who else to reign as El... Read More
October 24, 2011 |
I visited Occupy Winnipeg ( FB ) today ( a global movement that spread out from Occupy Wall St ). With nights already dipping below freezing I had one initial question on my mind... Read More
October 20, 2011 |
The October 3rd print edition of the Canadian Mennonite contans two articles related to the return of professional hockey to the city of Winnipeg. They can be read here and here... Read More
October 18, 2011 |
Do you think Tina Fey is funny? How about the recent hit movie Bridesmaids, which was written by women, for women and has many "funny" women in it's cast? Well if you do, then... Read More
October 12, 2011 |
El Shaddai’s land is coming, and the people are moving that way. They enter the land, El Shaddai making it absolutely clear that it wasn’t through their power but through his. But... Read More
September 19, 2011 |
This is a good year to be a Bible collector. The New International Version has been updated re-released and the Contemporary English Bible will soon be available as well. For... Read More
September 6, 2011 |
El Shaddai repeats an older command to fill the earth, to spread out. But it’s like the humans have no ears – again they come together in direct obedience to El Shaddai’s command... Read More
August 29, 2011 |
Part 2... The story progresses.Read More
July 23, 2011 |
"By embracing what they had most wanted to avoid they gained what their hearts yearned for" - Yearning for Home The title captured my attention first. Wandering through the stacks... Read More
July 21, 2011 |