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This podcast is an audio highlight reel: fiery debates, life-changing seminars, practical workshops, and the "best of" conferences, sermons, and audiobooks. At Canon Press, we're gospel outfitters: no matter who you are or what you do, you're called to be increasing in faithfulness. That's because Jesus's death and resurrection changed everything: All of Christ, for all of life, for all the world.
 
Mennonite Girls in a Modern World takes you on a journey through faith and culture. What does it mean to be a Mennonite? What does it mean to follow Jesus? How do we successfully navigate when our culture, our faith, and our world collide? Join Maria Dyck, Melanie Salte, and Deanna Friesen as we explore these questions and look at what it takes to be a Mennonite girl in a world that's constantly changing and in a culture that often doesn't.
 
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It’s never easy to say goodbye to a good season in your life. A hard season, yes. A boring seasons, adios. But when you have experienced the goodness of God, it can be hard to walk away into the unknown. Today is our last podcast episode. On one hand, we celebrate releasing our 100th episode, and on the other hand, we are sad it's the end of the ro…
 
Have you ever wondered about the Mennonite connection to Ukraine? Or where the term Old Colony began? Or the place Catherine the Great plays in Mennonite history? On today’s episode, Maria sits down for the last time to talk with author, Tina Siemens, about the migration to Ukraine, and how we came to settle in this land which wove its way into our…
 
If you grew up in a home or church which didn't teach about the Holy Spirit, you may find yourself struggling to understand the important role He plays in your life. What exactly does the Holy Spirit do? How does it make a difference in our lives? In this episode, Maria and Melanie discuss 8 functions of the Holy Spirit and how living surrendered t…
 
How do Mennonites view life and death? Why have so many Mennonites resisted the mandates, restrictions, and vaccines that were implemented during Covid-19? The pandemic has created a division among families, friends and churches over views on health measures and best practices. How do we bridge the gap and rebuild relationships? Today on the show, …
 
It has been a difficult few years with Covid-19 changing our lives as we know it, but is it possible, even in the middle of a pandemic, for God to bring blessings? On today's show, Joyce Ford, shares the unexpected gifts God gave her during covid after the intial disappointment and change of plans. While it may be diffiult to believe that God cares…
 
Today on the show, author and counsellor Jennifer Holmes shares her own journey with mental health after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and how it led to a ministry serving and counselling others who struggle. How do we process difficult truths about ourselves particularly when some within the church do not extend grace or understanding but …
 
What is legalism and where does legalism come from? What motivates a heart to embrace legalism? These are just a few of the questions Melanie and Maria answer on today's episode in Part 2 of a series designed to look at the way the Gospel is often divided into truth versus grace rather than viewing them as a equal parts of a larger picture. You can…
 
Do you love your body? Or do you struggle to accept the body God gave you with all its quirks and flaws? On today's episode, Deanna and Maria share the struggles they've faced in accepting their bodies, their journey to being emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy, and why it matters to our children. You can always find us on Instagram, F…
 
Wilderness seasons are a part of every day life, and we can't escape them. So how can we use them to our advantage? What lessons can we glean for our future use? On today's episode, Maria Dyck is joined by guest, Christina Derksen, to talk about how God led her through her own wilderness seasons and provided for her in unexpected ways. If you are e…
 
Author, Tina Siemens, returns to the podcast to share Part 2 of our Mennonite History Series and discuss what drove the Mennonites to settle in Poland. Mennonites had several important migrations throughout their history, and every migration shaped and formed the culture as we know it today. From persecution, overcoming hardships, Teutonic knights …
 
What is a Progressive Christian? Maybe you’ve heard that term before and wondered what it meant and why it matters. If we are going to have a true understanding of who God is, engage our culture, and teach the next generation, it helps to know the language being used and the ideas behind the language. So today on the podcast, Maria and Melanie shar…
 
Is it possible for a person to be a narcissist and a Christian? How does someone become a narcissist and can they ever change? On today's episode, Maria explores this question to try and get a better understanding of the complicated relationships we face in our lives with those who may be labelled as a narcissist. Resources listed in this episode: …
 
Mennonite and Christian culture, in general, tend to put a high value on motherhood to the extent that it’s easy to believe that there is no higher calling than being a mother. But what if that’s not true? Today, Maria and Deanna take a look at Genesis 2 and the calling God gave to Eve in the garden. How might it look differently than we imagined? …
 
It's been a signifcant week in Canada as the Freedom Convoy continues to make headlines around the world. Mennonites have traditionally shied away from politics and activism, but the last few years, have become much more vocal. But as always, it can be a delicate affair to balance the line between living our Christian convictions and mixing church …
 
Do you struggle to pray? You know that it’s important and yet, it’s so difficult to make the effort? If so, you are not alone. On today’s episode, Melanie Salte shares with Maria what God has been teaching her about prayer in her life. What is prayer? How do we know when God is speaking to us? On one hand, it's easy to feel convicted because we kno…
 
When you think of Old Colony Mennonites, what comes to mind? For many, it conjures up scenes of tranquility and peace as this group of Mennonites reject all forms of worldliness. From their horse driven carriages and lack of electricity to their humble dresses and head coverings, Old Colony Mennonites seek to live simply and quietly away from the c…
 
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