Canadian author looks back on controversy, faith

Apr 29, 2019 by and

Fifty-seven years ago, a young Mennonite author published a book that turned the Canadian Mennonite world upside down. That author was Rudy Wiebe, and the book was Peace Shall Destroy Many — the first novel...

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What belief should cost us everything?

Sep 17, 2018 by

Nike’s new 30th anniversary ad campaign featuring former National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick is causing a bit of a stir. Kaepernick is famous for his decision to kneel during the American...

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Defining sin

Mar 2, 2015 by

The controversy roiling the church leads me back to the basics. Do we agree on the definition of sin? Must a sin hurt another person, or can it hurt God without (apparently) hurting another person? A possible...

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Nothing new under the sun — or in the church press?

Sep 29, 2014 by

Cleaning out old files, I came upon one marked “Controversy in the Mennonite Press” with stuff in it dating back 40 years and more. One thought came to mind: “What goes around comes...

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Love connection

Aug 18, 2014 by

A colleague and friend delved with me into the land mines of the controversies erupting around us. We agreed that our communities, both civil and religious, are filled with distrust, hate and...

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