Menno March Madness

I don’t know a lot of Mennonites who enthusiastically follow college basketball. That could be because of my bias towards Canadian Mennonites. But I suspect that a lot of Mennonites just disapprove of the frivolity of grown-ups sitting around and obsessing about a bunch of college kids running up and down a basketball court. Not … More Menno March Madness

An Entirely Appropriate Mennonite Party Game

By now, you have probably been to four or five Christmas gatherings. Maybe you’ve eaten your share of pfeffernuss and are readying yourself for portzelchy. Maybe you’ve already alienated the other Rook players in your family and have strained the goodwill of the Dutch Blitzers. You have almost certainly exhausted all of your polite small … More An Entirely Appropriate Mennonite Party Game

Quiz of the MennoYear

People often ask me, “How do Mennonites celebrate New Year’s Eve”? Not really.  I don’t think anyone’s ever asked me that. But they should – because I have an answer waiting.  Can you guess? That’s right. The answer is: It depends. Apparently, my ancestors in Russia celebrated New Year’s Eve along with their Ukrainian neighbours … More Quiz of the MennoYear