Opinion

Anabaptist Essentials ‘a quintessential travesty’ The following letter was abridged from one originally sent to Herald Press, the publisher of Palmer Becker’s Anabaptist... Read More
February 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
The tale “The Christmas Guest,” as told by Johnny Cash on his album Christmas with Johnny Cash , is a fable about an old man, Conrad, who receives a message from an angel that the... Read More
February 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Siemens
I love doing funerals. As a young pastor, I now have nine under my belt. It seems I enjoy them more with each one. To be honest, I haven’t had any difficult funerals to do yet. No... Read More
February 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
‘The Ecstasy of St. Francis of Assisi,’ by Blas Muñoz, painted circa 1683-86. (Google Art project photo) I wouldn’t normally invite a stranger to stay in our house, but there was... Read More
February 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Donita Wiebe-Neufeld
It takes me a long time to learn a lesson. The book Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst was required reading when I was in seminary, and my lasting impression of its message was... Read More
February 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Carmen Brubacher
In February 1928, the first trainload of Mennonite farmers from the Prairies arrived in Yarrow, British Columbia, with prospects of farming the newly accessible land in the Fraser... Read More
February 7, 2018 | Viewpoints | Jon Isaak
With a nod to Ranting Rick Mercer, senior writer Will Braun steps into the mess that is the church’s disagreement over same-sex inclusion. The Maple View insert appeared in the... Read More
February 3, 2018 | Opinion | Will Braun
In the days immediately following our publication of the sexuality statement by Maple View Mennonite Church, several people wrote letters in outrage. Two cancelled their... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Editorial | Tobi Thiessen
When community discernment leads to a golden calf Re: “ Recognizing potential in an uncertain future ,” Dec. 11, 2017. When I read , at the very end of the article, that “the... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
Sometimes when I am very tired or discouraged, or both, I have trouble trusting God. I read the lovely promises that Paul writes to the church in Corinth and I wonder. I read Paul... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ken Warkentin
A year ago, a friend issued a challenge. He urged me to select one word as the word for me in 2017. A word on which to focus and meditate. A word of (at least hoped for)... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
In the early years of our marriage, my wife Sharon and I often sat through our pastor’s annual sermon on tithing consumed by the feeling that we should do more. A serious... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | David Barker
Does loving people and things as they are mean accepting them as they are? If so, what are we to do with the call to join the Spirit’s transformative work of making all people,... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Troy Watson
Many years ago, our archives first described this photograph as “School children at Bloodvein Reserve, ca. 1956.” The subject heading included the phrase, “Indians of North... Read More
January 24, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
Early last year I decided to give a few dollars to any panhandler I encountered. I made sure to keep loonies, toonies and quarters in my car in case someone approached me while I... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Editorial | Aaron Epp
The incredible wave of disclosure around sexual abuse has dominated the front pages of our newspapers and our news feeds these past months. Women, in particular, are saying, “It’s... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | David Martin
‘Come to the table . . . and meet Jesus’ Re: “ A memorable remembrance , ” Nov. 20, 2017, page 12. I want to affirm Troy Watson’s assertion that our communion services should “... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
“Ah, sorry about all the cussing! I’ll be sure to watch my language around you from now on.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard an embarrassing apology of this sort when... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Ryan Jantzi
The L’Arche Collective Kitchen in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, provides opportunities for people with and without disabilities to share life together. (See more of the story at “... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Krista Loewen and Nancy Kube
The act of eating and preparing food is my greatest joy. Creating the dance of different flavours upon my palate is a spiritual experience. Robert Farror Capon writes in The... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Krista Loewen
The phrase “singing off the wall,” referring to singing from projected words rather than a hymn book, first appeared in Canadian Mennonite in 2010. This image shows that the... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Laureen Harder-Gissing
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who... Read More
January 10, 2018 | Viewpoints | Caleb Ratzlaff
A relative of mine sometimes starts out a funny story with the line, “It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Ah, yes, how things can turn from well-intentioned to humorous! Or... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Editorial | Virginia A. Hostetler
More responses to Maple View’s paid supplement on sexuality Re: “Honour God with Your Bodies” insert, Sept. 25, 2017. Thank you, Maple View! I have waited for years to see a... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Various contributors
Common knowledge helps to form our identity. It creates the basis from which to describe ourselves and helps us to understand others. Change can create a crisis of identity. When... Read More
December 20, 2017 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger

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