Our American Cousins

I am old enough to remember a time when we Mennonites of North America did not divide ourselves by the bounds created by the nation-state. In those days of yore, Canadian Mennonites met with American Mennonites as if no border stood between us. It was kinda fun. We could imagine we were all transnational and … More Our American Cousins

A list of people who have the right to speak about Mennonites, ranked by degree of entitlement to speak.

Have you heard things about Mennonites from a possibly unreliable source? Maybe you’ve heard bits of information about us from different seemingly credible sources, people you thought ought to know what they were talking about. But those sources contradicted each other. You’re not looking for graduate-level disputations on the origins of Anabaptism or religion in … More A list of people who have the right to speak about Mennonites, ranked by degree of entitlement to speak.

God Loves a Cheerful Quitter

Somewhere around two weeks ago, Canadian and Mennonite politics collided when Mennonite politician Jane Philpott resigned from her cabinet position. And Mennonites around the country stood up and cheered. Even The Canadian Mennonite, not known for its coverage of late-breaking national news, paused from its regular programming of pre-Lenten spiritual exhortations to hop on Twitter … More God Loves a Cheerful Quitter

Goodnight, Menno

My extended family has a new baby – not in the Mennonite side of the family but still, it has me thinking of baby books and nursery rhymes. And how sad it is that Mennonites don’t really have our own. Sure, Mennomedia has a small collection of Bible stories, modern parables and Mennonite history books … More Goodnight, Menno