Opinion

The gospel is good news. It is not therapy, opium or merely a good idea among many good ideas. The gospel is a journey into a foreign land. It is power. It is surprise. Dietrich... Read More
April 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I have a hard time not thinking of myself as a Mennonite. I grew up in a Mennonite community, attended a Mennonite seminary and have worshipped predominantly in Mennonite churches... Read More
April 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | Anthony G. Siegrist
Recently there has been more sharing via Facebook by people who grew up at Morrison Academy in Taiwan. This has brought back to life a number of memories. One of these was a... Read More
April 11, 2012 | Viewpoints | Dan Graber
Pointless to teach anything other than Jesus and him crucified Re: “ No religion superior to another ,” March 19, page 36. I am very concerned after reading this article in... Read More
April 11, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one... Read More
April 11, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
“You can’t be serious. Pork! Pork is what you eat for breakfast, not fish, not lobster and definitely not sushi! What is this world coming to? Fish for breakfast? This is an... Read More
March 28, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
We are nearing the end of another Canadian winter and looking forward to a change of seasons. Some of you may already be making plans for your summer vacation. Some may have plans... Read More
March 28, 2012 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
When my dad died, I worked with family members to prepare a eulogy. I gave the first draft to my husband, and asked for feedback. “It’s good,” he said slowly, and then gently... Read More
March 28, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Over the years, the Faith and Life Committee of Mennonite Church Canada has often heard questions about the place of Scripture in our lives: “Do our people read the Bible anymore... Read More
March 28, 2012 | Viewpoints | Rudy Baergen
‘Regular guys’ who went off to war A former soldier read, and liked, a poem for peace that I’d sent to a veterans organization working hard for peace. He phoned me and we became... Read More
March 28, 2012 | Viewpoints |
This is the time of year when Canadian Mennonite’s 12 board members gather for their annual meeting to look backward and forward to see how the national publication has met the... Read More
March 28, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
It’s time to throw down the gauntlet and say, “Wake up, women!” Our mothers and grandmothers left us a wonderful legacy of working together, and we need to pick up the slack in... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Viewpoints | By Ev Buhr
I can read newspapers from different parts of the world every day on my smartphone! I jump from city to city with a few taps to find out what’s moving and shaking, what’s being... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I know how to make biscotti. I follow a recipe and it turns out fine. I like to add extra cranberries or raisins to make it chewy and give it a little tang. This is something I... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
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March 14, 2012 | Viewpoints |
“True evangelical faith is of such a nature it cannot lie dormant, but spreads itself out in all kinds of righteousness and fruits of love; it dies to flesh and blood; it destroys... Read More
March 14, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In the summer of 2010, my family and I experienced a history lesson that made us really think about what it means to be Mennonite. With my wife, Geraldine Balzer , our two... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Gordon Peters
“Will you say nice things about me at my funeral like you did at Jay’s?” my mother-in-law asked as she and I were driving alone in a car shortly after my brother-in-law’s funeral... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
Tools. Gadgets. Thing-a-ma-jigs. Whatsits . No matter what you call them, they are designed to help us do things more easily. Recently, I found an interesting tool from the Canada... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints | Gary Sawatzky
Going beyond generalizations Re: “ Yet another outspoken white man ,” Nov. 14, 2011, page 10. Aiden Enns’s conundrum of tending to “favour the words of whites and males” is an... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Viewpoints |
Mennonite poet and writer Julia Spicher Kasdorf wonders why Martyrs Mirror , the “big unreadable book,” as she calls it, is making a comeback in her generation of young Mennonites... Read More
February 29, 2012 | Editorial | Dick Benner
This past year I prepared for ordination with Mennonite Church Canada. Part of the process of ordination is to read and comment on aspects of our Confession of Faith in Mennonite... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | David Driedger
I am beginning to wonder why there is an increasingly eerie silence on four points: First, violence against the unborn. Persevering to end violence in all forms is a work of the... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Last fall, the leadership in Mennonite Church Saskatchewan organized regional consultations with congregational leaders. We were very pleased at the thoughtful participation from... Read More
February 15, 2012 | Viewpoints | Renata Klassen
Climate change is happening Climate change is one of the most serious problems to face humanity right now, a long slow process that will hit the most vulnerable human populations... Read More
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