Opinion

The world is full of amazing architectural creations and the most impressive stuff takes the longest to pull off. Barcelona, Spain’s famous Sagrada Familia church began... Read More
October 10, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Have you ever entered a church and felt invisible? It probably happens more often than we would care to acknowledge. Having a greeter ministry in your church is extremely... Read More
October 10, 2012 | Viewpoints | Janette Thiessen
Russian Mennonite survivors had admirable resilience Re: “Community as counsellor,” Sept. 3, page 13.Read More
October 10, 2012 | Viewpoints |
"Give thanks in all circumstances, counsels the Apostle Paul to the new Christians at Thessalonica in ancient Greece, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I... Read More
October 10, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Why, exactly, does it matter if President Barack Obama gave a lackluster performance in the recent presidential debate? These quadrennial campaign sideshows have nothing to do... Read More
October 10, 2012 | Viewpoints | Tom Ehrich
When I was eighteen I participated in a “street evangelism” campaign at the Boston University campus as part of a Bible course I was enrolled in. A few of the BU grad students... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
We often greet each other with a question like, “Keeping busy?” For many of us the answer is yes, and we may add a summary of our current tasks or activities to the one who... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Sailboats seemed so idyllic—until I went sailing. I discovered that what looked peaceful from a distance was physically vigorous. It involved constant alertness, team work, and... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Viewpoints | Karen Martens-Zimmerley
Church is called to minister to pagansRead More
September 26, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Henry Paetkau left his position as president of Conrad Grebel University College last year and entered into a new phase of life, which was not quite retirement, but left him... Read More
September 26, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Lance Armstrong, the man who wore the iconic yellow jacket seven times as winner of cycling’s Tour de France and one of the greatest athletes of the past two decades, has provided... Read More
September 12, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Phil Wagler
Canadians in 1812 were patrioticRead More
September 12, 2012 | Viewpoints |
There is something eerily sad about summer coming to an end. One difference with living in Canada is somewhat more satisfying and uplifting than living in warmer climes—the warmth... Read More
September 12, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
I grew up in a church where everything was painted “Sola Scriptura.” I’m not referring to some chic Greco-Roman inspired hue from Benjamin Moore, but a Latin phrase meaning “... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
In his book Money, Sex and Power, Richard Foster tells this story: “A doctor once asked a very wealthy patient, ‘What on earth are you going to do with all of that money?’ The... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Kevin Davidson
On a deliciously warm summer afternoon in the middle of August, I greeted my neighbour who is a teacher. We exchanged a few pleasantries and then I began to ask him about the... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
When Mennonite Church Canada’s Assembly 2012 drew to a close, so did my four-year term as Moderator of Mennonite Church Canada.Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Andrew Reesor-McDowell
Can church conflict find reconciliation?Read More
August 29, 2012 | Viewpoints |
It is much too easy in these days of self-examination as Anabaptist Christians in the 21st century to punish ourselves for colossal blunders when “spreading the gospel” here and... Read More
August 29, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Recently I was visiting the homeland of my childhood, Wayne County, in Northeast Ohio. Here, corn is king, God and family are first and most have been farming for generations. The... Read More
August 21, 2012 | Viewpoints | Anita Amstutz
The new $12-million complex Mennonite Central Committee Ontario (MCCO) is building in Kitchener will fit the more-with-less ethos, says Rick Cober Bauman, MCCO’s executive... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Will Braun
The church in the North American context is facing limits she must accept, for God has placed them in her path for the sake of his glory and the integrity of faithful witness to... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Phil Wagler
What’s at the heart of the matter? What is basic and essential to our questions of faith and life? Such questions were asked of Jesus in attempts to trap him. They are also... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Abe Buhler and Eric Olfert
Must respect be earned, or simply expected?Read More
August 15, 2012 | Viewpoints |
There may be good reason why we, the Mennonites, are not joining the United Church of Canada, the Anglican bishops and 28 Presbyterian churches in British Columbia’s Lower... Read More
August 15, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner

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