Opinion

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
I have been fortunate not to have to wear glasses to correct my vision for most of my life. But like many others who have reached a certain age, I now need glasses in order to... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Dori Zerbe Cornelsen
On a lovely summer day 36 years ago, my husband and I were married in an outdoor service at our church camp. Standing beside him and facing our family and friends, I was overcome... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
I don’t think I am delusional, but as the leader of a national church, I sometimes feel as though I am romanticizing a lost cause. I serve a collective within the context of... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
A healthy alternative to no meat or factory-farm meatRead More
July 25, 2012 | Viewpoints |
It’s difficult to pinpoint just what made Assembly 2012 in Vancouver earlier this month a standout. Its rich textured fabric made it a many-splendored thing that made you want to... Read More
July 25, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
The previous article, “ Landscapes of war, a people of peace ,” June 25, page 12, noted the challenge of identifying “the Mennonite experience” in the War of 1812, and the fact... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Jonathan Seiling
Decline easily gives rise to lament and worry. Is there an alternative? Perhaps this is the time to consider exploring renewal of our covenant with God.Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | Henry Kliewer
“Howdy ho, neighbour!” were the famous words of Wilson on that 90’s sitcom, Home Improvement. “Hi dilly ho neighbourinos!” That’s what Ned Flanders happily blurts to Homer in The... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
MCC must now compete for CIDA grant moneyRead More
July 4, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“Gift discernment,” as practised in many of our congregations, is neither. This sometimes agonizing ritual of finding enough willing members to fill the slots needed to keep the... Read More
July 4, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
No one ever asks me if I think it’s a good idea for them to begin living with their boyfriend (or girlfriend). If they did, I would say, “No! That’s a dumb thing to do.”Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Wills and estate planning are hot topics of conversation, and while it may seem like we hear about them a lot these days, it is certainly not new news, either in content or... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Mike Strathdee
In the fall of 2010, congregations in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick expressed yearning for a stronger multi-lane bridge of connection with the wider church—namely Mennonite... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints | Brent Charette
Mennonites need to engage politicians ‘creatively and critically’Read More
June 20, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“Discernment,” a word in vogue right now among church leaders and theologians, can seem abstract, almost pedantic, and elusive as an operative term for the person in the pew. We... Read More
June 20, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
Every Sunday evening our church hosts a community dinner. The peculiar mix of human diversity and dysfunction is beautiful. They are, in a word, authentic. What you see is what... Read More
June 6, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Twelve years ago, on beginning as conference minister of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada, I described a painting of a small boat on a large body of water with these words... Read More
June 6, 2012 | Viewpoints | Muriel Bechtel
Intimate worship part of Mennonite DNARead More
June 6, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Dusting off our Bibles for assembly? If indeed they are dusty, something has gone wrong for the people of the Book.Read More
June 6, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner

Pages