Opinion

How does one define wisdom? It’s difficult to put into words. Herman Hesse, in his classic novel, Siddhartha , writes: “Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man... Read More
January 25, 2017 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
At the end of every year, I get together with a group of friends and we discuss our favourite music that came out in the previous 12 months. As a starting point for the discussion... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Editorial | Aaron Epp
Being pro-Palestinian is not being anti-Jewish Re: “ A better way than BDS? ” letter, Nov. 21, 2016, page 10. One distinction that is often forgotten in discussions about Israel-... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints |
The timing was tight. I had made it to the airport parking lot and was then shuttled to Terminal 1 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to catch my flight to Winnipeg for... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | David Martin
I wonder what it was like to be on the receiving end of those seven letters to the churches named in Revelation 2 and 3. The words of Jesus to fellowships in present-day western... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Frieda Woelk loves to bake. When she gets up in the morning, she thinks, “What can I bake today?” Although she is in her mid-80s and lives in a seniors apartment in the Leamington... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
Cornelius R. Funk shows plant growth in his new home in Menno Colony, Paraguay. In 1926, Funk and 1,785 other Mennonites from Saskatchewan and Manitoba left for Paraguay because... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
We eyed each other’s books and wondered who would ask the “Mennonite” question first. Our names, Donita Wiebe-Neufeld and K.V. Doerksen, were emblazoned across our books ( Thirty... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
For some in Mennonite Church Canada, this might be a frightening time, as the denomination faces an uncertain future. It might be cold comfort, but you are not alone; most... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | John Longhurst
“Jesus calls us to life-long journeys of faith—shaped in part by our age and stage in life. Faith practices are deepest and richest when our Christian community embraces and... Read More
January 11, 2017 | Viewpoints | Shirley Stauffer Redekop
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

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