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17 June, 2018
He is not afraid

My husband was first diagnosed with cancer 17 years ago. He always says that he has lived with cancer, not battled it. Medication and prayer have enabled him to live a fruitful life.

11 June, 2018
I think of my father’s dying

Whenever I hear the phrase “death with dignity” – and I’ve been hearing it a lot lately as our country has debated euthanasia and assisted suicide – I think of my father’s dying.

14 May, 2018
Can fundraising be a spiritual exercise?

Fundraising has always been an essential element of the Christian life: churches, schools, and many other organizations rely on it to function. But it is a risky enterprise, fraught with questions and challenges. How ...

07 May, 2018
FT on the Go: These are stories worth talking about!

We think there are a few articles in the May/Jun Faith Today worth talking about. We encourage you to make a pot of coffee, make some copies, pass them around and have a spirited discussion.

29 April, 2018
How do we make sense of it all? Let’s do It together in the pages of Faith Today

In late March, a Toronto couple married almost 73 years died together by medically assisted death in their home. “Their children, who watched from the foot of the bed, say the couple drew their last breaths at almost ...

23 April, 2018
Are you a neighbour keeper? Here’s how to start with Preston Pouteaux

We are big fans of the work of Preston Pouteaux, pastor at Lake Ridge Community Church in Chestermere, Alta., and author of The Bees of Rainbow Falls: Finding Faith, Imagination, and Delight in Your Neighbourhood. The...

18 April, 2018
A Christian tackles direct marketing house parties

Party invitations are straightforward. Social convention tells me how to respond, I check my calendar, instinctually weigh how much I care about this occasion and—bam—a decision has been reached. Not in this case. ...

08 April, 2018
Lessons in writing and faith

Karen Stiller recently gave a presentation at the Ottawa Word Guild writer’s day, on lessons she has learned about writing and faith. Here is an edited version of that talk.

03 April, 2018
Hooray for pastors

Folks, being a pastor is not always a walk in a holy, blessed park. There are such wonderful, rewarding, beautiful parts to it, yes. But there are the lonely times, and how people think you are no fun, and that they h...

03 April, 2018
Some truths about truth

Truth. We teach children to tell it. Courts depend on it. Relationships suffer for want of it. Science and religion both claim to provide us with access to it.

28 March, 2018
Christ will rise everywhere. Easter in Uganda

This time last year I spent Easter in Northern Uganda. I was part of a small media trip hosted by Samaritan’s Purse Canada, to visit refugee settlements and see the work happening there, deep in the field.

25 March, 2018
Dwell here for a while in Holy Week

“Dwell here for a while Karen.” That was a common instruction I heard during the last two years as I completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non Fiction. The program is all about writing very well what is true. So...

25 March, 2018
The profound beauty of foot washing

It starts early. Cries of “me first, mommy!” ring from my kids’ bedroom. Our 3 ½ year old twins sleep next to each other in separate cribs, and both want me to pick them up. Then it’s a fight over who gets to use the ...