There are None so Blind…

Written by: Linda Maendel on Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“Your only option is a corneal transplant,” the ophthalmologist stated matter-of-factly.” Although I’d known for years it could one day come to that, I needed time for the reality of having a part of my eye replaced with donor tissue, to sink in.

For years contact lenses provided me....

Call for Photos to Commemorate Hutterite-Manitoba Centennial

Written by: Kenny Wollman on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

2018 marks the centennial anniversary of permanent Hutterite settlement in Manitoba.

To commemorate and reflect on this anniversary, the Hutterian Brethren Book Centre is embarking on a centennial publication project that will showcase, in broad terms, the Hutterite experience in Manitoba. To that end, we solicit your photos or suggestions of photos thought to be essential.

By means of example, themes such as settlement, architecture, engagement with mainstream society, acculturation, innovation, key events, people, and influencers will b....

A Prayer For Our Country of Canada

Written by: Paul Wipf on Saturday, July 1st, 2017

We join together in prayer for our country of Canada, on this the 150th year since Confederation.

As Christians, life is a delicate balance; standing for that which is true while seeking unity amongst ourselves whenever possible, standing firm in faith while showing grace to those who falter, holding our leaders accountable while praying for their wisdom and well-being. We believe that everyone is born with a purpose and each of us knows our job here on earth, but it takes faith and courage to live our best life. Faith means that we’ll be ....

Thoughts on Hutterite Baptism Day.

Written by: Louie Vetter on Monday, April 10th, 2017

Our life is like a grain of wheat. It is dead but precious life waits dormant inside. If it wants to live it has to die, totally and completely giving up its identity in order to live again.

 

When the seed gets planted it starts to germinate and life springs forth . The emerging plant rapidly finds new energy sources apart from the seed. The roots search downwards for nutrients and water while the new leaves unfurl upwards towards the life giving sun. The seed, rapidly depleting, is soon dead. It has se....

Dariusleut Elders Response to LGBT

Written by: Paul Wipf on Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Dariusleut Elders Response to LGBT
Written by Elder Prediger Joe Wurz.
Reprinted with permission.

To understand the Hutterite faith and culture, it is helpful to understand the foundations of the system. The founders and charter members of the first Hutterian Bruderhofs were refugees who had endured persecution for their faith and were willing to lay down their lives for it. They were men and women of deep religious convictions and sincere consecration. They identified with the Brotherhood not from self-seeking motives, n....