Opinion: What’s our inclusion ritual?

Jul 30, 2018 by and

In “From Belief to Belonging: Open communion is on the rise in Mennonite Church Canada congregations”, Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe describes how open communion is on the rise in Mennonite Church Canada...

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Should the church have rituals and traditions?

Feb 5, 2018 by

Of those traditions kept by my conservative Mennonite church, a foot-washing ritual was one of the more notable. It is a practice based in the example of Jesus who washed the feet of the disciples and then...

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Watson: In defense of football

Jan 30, 2017 by

For many of us, January’s cold snaps and post-holiday haze mark an important annual ritual: playoffs in the National Football League. It is an event that, when we stop to think, strikes a dissonant chord...

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The two parts of true religion

Jul 7, 2015 by

Israel is a mess, says God via Micah. One has to search the opening chapters to find the cause of his exasperation. In 3:8-12, he mentions rulers who hate justice, pervert fairness and build their realms with...

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Say five things you’re thankful for

Jun 11, 2015 by

I began a ritual with my boys. It was one of those attempts to draw us closer to each other, to remind us of what matters, to cultivate a way of thinking about and being in the world. Each night, after...

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Six places time for spiritual practice might be hiding

Jul 23, 2014 by

One of the number one questions I hear when I talk about how to incorporate faith practices into daily life is, “I would love to do that . . . if only we had the time.” My answer is always, “I think you...

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