Opinion

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
“The times, they are a-changin,” belted out singer-songwriter Bob Dylan in the mid 1960s. While Dylan made the words a hum-them-all-day-long habit for many of his fans, those of... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Visit to the West Bank might enlighten letter writer Re: “ MC Canada should retract BDS resolution and apologize to Israel ” letter, Jan. 2, page 10. This letter is unfair and... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints |
“[Y]ou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. . . . ‘You shall love your neighbour as... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Deborah Froese
The subject of masks came up in the adult Sunday school class. Not literal ones, but the invisible ones we wear in an attempt to hide that which we don’t want to be seen. I... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
“Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Marlow Gingerich
Elmer Martens, kneeling bottom left, was born in 1930 in Main Centre, Sask. He went on to become a leading authority on the Old Testament. His career was based at Mennonite... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
The king was looking for someone possessing great wisdom to join his council of advisors. So he contacted the elders of the 12 regions of his kingdom and asked them to send their... Read More
February 22, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
It is with heartfelt gratitude that we thank and recognize the generosity of the 835 donors, including 45 new ones, to our 2016 spring and fall fundraising drives that brought a... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Editorial | Dick Benner
How much have funding losses affected Future Directions? We have heard that the Future Directions process came primarily due to funding issues. We have also heard that it was not... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints |
For once, I know what I’m giving up for Lent early this year: social media. I’m writing this column the Monday morning following the annual Saskatchewan Mennonite Youth... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Kirsten Hamm-Epp
It has been my experience that the church of Jesus Christ is chock-full of glorious stories of the power and presence of our Lord. It’s also my experience that many of these... Read More
February 8, 2017 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi

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