Opinion

As an archivist, I’m curious about history and trends, and changes in the way Mennonites live and worship. At this time of year, my curiosity turns toward Advent. How has our... Read More
November 23, 2011 | Viewpoints | Alf Redekopp
It was a difficult family matter and it called for our best conflict-resolution skills. In the end, we reached a compromise, a good solution, and the best we could manage given... Read More
November 23, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
‘As Amos as possible’ Re: “I’m a human being,” Sept. 5, page 12. Troy Watson’s column reminded me of a story in Jewish lore. It went something like this: Amos Bultman came before... Read More
November 23, 2011 | Viewpoints | Various Contributors
“ Why do the nations so furiously rage together, and why do the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth rise up, and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord... Read More
November 23, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
In this second installment of our three-part series of back-and-forth letters, elderly twin sisters Faith Elaine Linton and Joyce Gladwell continue their conversation on the topic... Read More
November 9, 2011 | Viewpoints |
I wonder if it’s enough to be an outspoken white man. In my early years of Christian zeal, I learned from radio host and author James Dobson that men and women were different but... Read More
November 9, 2011 | Viewpoints | Aiden Enns
I recall watching footage of the 1994 Rwandan genocide from the comfort of my living room. Images of machete-wielding young people have staying power in the personal video... Read More
November 9, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
Should governments fund spiritual care? Re: “ Financial crisis looms ,” Sept 19, page 22. Part of my professional responsibility as corporate services vice-president/chief... Read More
November 9, 2011 | Viewpoints |
What are we to make of the Occupy Wall Street movement gathering steam in North American cities and around the globe? At a gut level, our Anabaptist instincts have us identifying... Read More
November 9, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
With this issue, we begin a three-part series of back-and-forth letters between two elderly twin sisters, Faith Elaine Linton and Joyce Gladwell, on the topic of homosexuality... Read More
October 26, 2011 | Viewpoints |
As people move closer to the magic age of 65 that society has deemed the age of retirement, they may find themselves wondering if they are ready for the transition. They may... Read More
October 26, 2011 | Viewpoints | Harold Penner
In The Princess Bride, a 1987 comedy film, the haughty princess takes great pleasure in giving orders to her farmhand. He readily complies, often with the slightest of smiles on... Read More
October 26, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The adage, “those who do not remember their history are doomed to repeat it,” acknowledges the benefits of looking back in time. Historical reflection not only keeps us from... Read More
October 26, 2011 | Viewpoints | Conrad Stoesz
Readers say YES to Jets’ logo For the most part, I appreciate the content of Canadian Mennonite and how it links me to Mennonites across Canada and the wider Mennonite community... Read More
October 26, 2011 | Viewpoints |
“Enough already.” I can already hear groans of despair as we, once again, open up the conversation about sexuality in all of its manifestations. In a search of our database, our... Read More
October 26, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
If you could choose a church from scratch, what would it look like? Much of our angst about being the church seems rooted in our desire to look good. Are we a fellowship providing... Read More
October 12, 2011 | Viewpoints | Phil Wagler
I don’t know how to talk to my four-year-old about God. I tell him God is the one who makes things grow. I think I once told him God makes the wind blow. I ask if he wants to... Read More
October 12, 2011 | Viewpoints | Will Braun
Throughout our world, disasters occur and urgent financial aid is needed to help affected areas on a constant basis. The pleas are unending from aid agencies, especially here in... Read More
October 12, 2011 | Viewpoints | Janette Thiessen
Impact of Menno H. Epp will last Re: “Longtime Bible school teacher/pastor dies,” Sept. 19, page 30. The tribute to Menno H. Epp immediately prompted my own. It may be that Epp... Read More
October 12, 2011 | Viewpoints |
How is it that we have turned our one national holiday asking us to give thanks into a day of self-indulgent feasting, marching bands and watching tough guys beat up on each other... Read More
October 12, 2011 | Editorial | Dick Benner
One Saturday afternoon I was deep in thought driving home on mental “autopilot.” When I returned to awareness of my surroundings, I was disoriented, as I had inadvertently driven... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | By Troy Watson
That provocative question came not at a church revival meeting, but from a researcher speaking to a mostly secular audience about trends in Canadian philanthropy. Regular... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | Mike Strathdee
After the long and sometimes exasperating car trip with her husband, Martha joked to her friends, “Anytime I got mad at him, I just climbed in the back seat with my book and... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | Melissa Miller
The Mennonite Church Canada assembly this summer in Waterloo, Ont., and delegates’ engagement with the Being a Faithful Church process have provided me with many reasons to be... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints | Willard Metzger
Magazine makes for good ‘devotional’ reading In your June 13 editorial, “ Conversing in the ‘big tent ,’” you say that Canadian Mennonite is primarily about reporting and dialogue... Read More
September 28, 2011 | Viewpoints |

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