AGMs are a taste of heaven

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I recently took a tour of several Mennonite organizations’ annual general meetings. First, the Canadian MB Conference, then Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA), and finally Mennonite Central Committee…

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Why I don’t wear a poppy

Thursday, November 1, 2007

I do not wear a poppy on Remembrance Day. OK, there, I said it. I’m afraid to admit it publicly because I know it will invite scorn from others.

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Why I wear a poppy

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Although our Anabaptist peace position calls us to speak against the evils of war and to work as peacemakers, we live in a country that has participated in…

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Hidden suffering

Friday, March 17, 2006

I distinctly remember the first time I forced myself to vomit. I was in high school. I had no idea that with one choice, in one instant of time, I had stuck my toe in quicksand and would never be able to get out.

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Undoing a long-standing practice

Friday, April 29, 2005

The convictions of one person can change a church, even a church conference. On July 5, 1986, at the annual meeting of the Conference of Mennonites in Canada…

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Christians and the political order

Friday, March 16, 2001

In recent months, several letter-writers have criticized the Herald for carrying articles addressing political topics (Dec. 2, Feb. 2). They have raised two basic questions: 1. Should the…

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Baptism and Church Membership: A proposal

Friday, July 14, 2000

Cheryl Janzen (MBH, Letters, Apr. 14) raised the question of baptism into a local congregation. She states, “that was never the intent of my baptism. I chose to…

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