Opinion

As one year ends and another begins, the pundits package the highlights of the past and out of that attempt to project something of what lies ahead. It’s as if time stands still... Read More
January 2, 2013 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In our denomination the academic discipline known as theology is given a lofty position. But when I look at the influences that have formed me as a Christian, theology is just one... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
At the risk of sounding creepy, I like the way we Mennonites do funerals. Specifically, I like the way people act during the funerals and for a few hours after funerals. If only... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Carl DeGurse
There’s no end of hand-wringing these days in our churches of how to keep young adults interested. The “next” generation is leaving the church faster than hockey fans from a... Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Continue the critique Re: “ ‘Political reminder’ disturbing ,” Editorial (Nov. 12, 2012, page 2).Read More
December 11, 2012 | Viewpoints |
As I write this last editorial of 2012, I am overcome with gratitude.Read More
December 11, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
It's tempting to view the sex scandal surrounding retired Army Gen. David Petraeus through a religious lens. After all, most faiths forbid adultery, and even before his fall from... Read More
November 23, 2012 | Viewpoints | Daniel Burke
I’m a sucker for politics. I read the papers, stay up late on election nights and get far too emotionally involved. But at the same time, I maintain a fundamental suspicion of... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
“Are you excited about the new IKEA store?” asked the woman I was visiting. Sheepishly I confessed that I was and then added, “Even though there is nothing I need in my house from... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
We are bombarded with thousands of advertising messages every day. As we approach the holidays it seems everywhere we turn we’re being targeted. Radio, TV, billboards, newspapers... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Darren Pries-Klassen
The above request came to Philip from “Greeks” who had come to celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem. Whether the question came out of their curiosity about the triumphal entry or... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Tim Froese
New Mennonite building can provide synergy Re: MCC’s big building rationale not compelling.Read More
November 21, 2012 | Viewpoints |
While I appreciate the widespread support for Canadian Mennonite when we broke the story in our last edition regarding Canada Revenue Agency reminding us about “political... Read More
November 21, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
During a July interview, Rick Cober Bauman—head of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Ontario—spoke with much enthusiasm about the $12-million Menno complex now under construction... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
I’m fumbling for a third way to define sin. I recently led a Sunday-morning discussion in our church on the topic of the social gospel. In that discussion, I found it helpful to... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
I’ve been part of countless conversations where people deliberate over the state of the church. Among church veterans this usually revolves around what the church has lost or is... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Ever since being part of the North American Mennonite Church, I’ve appreciated the cyclical if not constant emphasis on leadership development. Self-development for personal... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Viewpoints | Dan Graber
Canada enjoys world-wide respect and admirationRead More
November 7, 2012 | Viewpoints |
When I received a registered letter from Canada Revenue Agency reminding me, as editor, of limitations on registered charities regarding partisan political activities, I took it... Read More
November 7, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I grew up in a church where 2 Timothy 3:16 was almost as important as John 3:16. It declares, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” This verse was quoted regularly to... Read More
October 24, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
This summer, as I watched the Olympics, I was amazed by the performances of the athletes. I was even more impressed by the stories of determination, dedication and discipline... Read More
October 24, 2012 | Viewpoints | Milly Siderius
On a cold, windy afternoon, the first snow is falling outside my office window. For many, this is a depressing sight, especially so early in October, but for me it heralds the... Read More
October 24, 2012 | Viewpoints | Vic Thiessen
Food shared with the hungry represents God’s tableRead More
October 24, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Just as Carol Penner, in our lead article calling us to account on Remembrance Day, persuasively makes the case that killing is killing even though it is “once removed,” so does... Read More
October 24, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
America is again ablaze with partisan divisiveness. As two men square off to be king of the biggest castle on earth, I am both captivated and disturbed by the crescendo of... Read More
October 10, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun

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