Opinion

I am so glad that summer is on the horizon. Spending time outdoors was a huge part of my childhood. My family shared many weekends at a small one-room cabin on a river, fishing,... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Pamela Miles
This is the view that greeted Amish Mennonite farm boys Dan and Willie Brenneman when they were apprehended by military police and detained at the Carling Heights Military Camp in... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
I often hear people describe the church as being behind the times. What this means is that by the time the church addresses issues that were important to society last year, or... Read More
May 16, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Recently, my husband and I sat with friends at a table in an Ethiopian restaurant. As we dipped pieces of injera (sourdough flatbread) into the tasty sauces, we reported on our... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Resurrection feature re-opens old wounds Re: “ Is belief in Jesus’ resurrection necessary? ” feature, March 12, page 4. The final sentence in Michael Pahl’s feature... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
This past weekend, I was invited to one of our small rural congregations to help it discern the future. The concern, as expressed by the congregation, is that if the status quo... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Siemens
It is truly remarkable that through hell and high water, the good news of Jesus has arrived to me, today, in 2018, in Canada. This is a miracle of God. Through persecution, the... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
It was more than 20 years ago when two Mennonites from Germany travelled to Ethiopia to explore the possibility of doing mission work with the Mennonite church there. After two... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Adapted from an article by Carl Hansen
Pancakes played a role in the story told in “ Mennonites connect over pancakes .” Here is a tasty recipe. In various Mennonite recipe books, this traditional “Russian Mennonite”... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Barb Draper
Under the watchful eye of a Kitchener, Ont., store owner, a teenager browses the record collection. Shortly, she will slip one into her bag, and the owner will catch her in the... Read More
May 2, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
In the first week I started in this role, a former reader told me she didn’t read Canadian Mennonite anymore because it didn’t have enough joy. Ouch! We Mennonites do take... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Spiritual directors thanked for their Lenten prayer guide Re: “ Lenten prayer sheet reflects Lululemon spirituality ” letter, March 12, page 7. The references to the Lenten prayer... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
At our annual Mennonite Church Manitoba delegates meeting in Winnipeg in March, I concluded my time as a member of the regional church board. I served on this board as a rep from... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Virginia Gerbrandt Richert
Many years ago, a boyfriend who subsequently became my husband gave me a book about touch and its essential place in human well-being. At the time, touch was a delightful dynamic... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Many of us have experienced the way generosity seems to grow when we pay it forward. This phenomenon is even backed up by scientific research, which suggests that just witnessing... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Kevin Davidson
After years of my gym membership not bearing fruit, I switched to a gym where a fitness coach leads each workout. It’s been a little over a year now, and I’m in better shape than... Read More
April 18, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
I don’t like the cover of today’s issue. I don’t want to see it lying on my coffee table. You probably don’t either. At the top, a large uniformed man wields a whip, as armed... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
Feature writer breaks faith with Paul’s word to the Corinthians Re: “ Unity of the Spirit ,” Feb. 26, page 4. I found the adapted presentation of Thomas R. Yoder Neufeld... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
How comfortable are you with change? Change seems to be the most consistent “unchanging” reality of our lives. We are always experiencing change. Thankfully many, or even most, of... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Norm Dyck
I’ve had a bit of a road rage problem. It peeves me when I need to throw on the brakes because another vehicle pulled out in front of me. Sadly, too often my reaction has been to... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
Families of the Kitchener-Waterloo House Churches sing hymns around a piano in 1974. This particular house church began services in 1969. North American Mennonites rediscovered... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
From time immemorial—as the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi illustrates—developing friendships and tending relationships have often been a woman’s “go-to, our have-to, our live... Read More
April 4, 2018 | Viewpoints | Elsie Rempel
I like to attend congregational business meetings. Yes, that includes reading my congregation’s annual report booklet. Although I’ve never been a delegate at a churchwide... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
It’s important to listen well Re: “ The skill and soul of listening ,” and “ What kind of Mennonite? ” (Feb. 12, pages 16 and 2, respectively). The Bible refers often to listening... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
More than a decade ago, my family and I were privileged to serve as church planters in southern Italy. We were Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers seconded to what is now... Read More
March 21, 2018 | Viewpoints | Jason Martin

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