The CMW Journal will be published bi-monthly. Each issue will typically focus on a particular theme, author, or genre within Mennonite Writing, and will include poetry, fiction, essays, and criticism.read more
A sampling of humor in stories, poems, and essays by writers from Mennonite contexts.
by Ervin Beck
I grew up in a Mennonite congregation where our pastor-bishop once said from the pulpit, “People ask me why I never smile. The Bible never says that Jesus smiled. It says that ‘Jesus wept.’”
by Bob Johnson
I was raised a Lutheran boy in Middlebury, Indiana, in the 50s and 60s. In those days there were four denominations in town: Lutheran, Methodist, Church of the Brethren and Mennonite. As far as I knew, those were the sum total of Christian denominations in the world, besides the Amish ...
by Magdalene Redekop
It’s a way of life that is vanishing, people say—in a mournful tone of voice that makes me want to kick something.
by Dallas Wiebe
Three poems from Monument: Poems on Aging and Dying.
by Rhoda Janzen
MILEY CYRUS RAUNCHY DANCE!
by Jeff Gundy
The galaxy is crawling with life. What’s for dinner? - Anonymous
by Paul Enns Wiebe
A selection from Wiebe's novel, The Church of the Comic Spirit.
by Jep Hostetler
Lines from an Old Testament Sabbath Day song, “In old age [the righteous] still produce fruit, still green, still full of sap”(Psalm 92:14), inspired Father Kilian McDonnell, CSB, to write the poem “Retirement Home Chapel.
by Andrew Kreider
Three poems by Andrew Kreider