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10 March, 2015
The power of good stories well told

Last night I sat in a packed movie theatre in Oshawa watching The Drop Box.

05 March, 2015
Five common faith challenges and how you can answer them

Here’s your sneak peek at some of the great content coming up in the March/April Faith Today. We all have probably had difficult conversations when people ask us good and important faith questions…and we are stumped. ...

26 February, 2015
2014: A good year for Faith Today and Christian journalism

Yes, the Oscars have rolled up the red carpet, but for Canadian Christian publications, it’s awards season.

24 February, 2015
Beating the busy monster again: This time for women specifically

Last September, Faith Today ran a cover story called “Too Busy to be Faithful?” That story generated discussion about life, balance and technology.

19 February, 2015
The black and white of 50 Shades of Grey

When our family vacationed in Cozumel earlier this year, my 17-year-old was appalled at how many women were reading 50 Shades of Grey by the pool. “That’s like a guy watching porn in the open!”

09 February, 2015
The madcap world of creativity in Canadian Christian organizations

Let me introduce you to Sharon. She is a change agent, a questioner, a critic.

06 February, 2015
When you don’t have it all figured out

Many years ago I served on a search committee for a youth pastor. In one of our preliminary meetings the chairman suggested we decide on the doctrinal “must haves” for any potential candidates.

03 February, 2015
What is lament? And why does it matters so much?

Very few pastors in my denomination knew what I wanted when I asked if I they’d allow me to interview them for a Faith Today feature on why churches needed to recover the lost art of lament.

02 February, 2015
Living day by day when it is more difficult than ever

And no one can infallibly predict what will happen five months or five weeks or five days from now, so now it really doesn’t matter what they say

28 January, 2015
Don’t slam the door: When Jehovah’s witnesses come knocking

When Jehovah’s Witnesses knock on your door, you should keep the names of two women and two men in mind.

20 January, 2015
For the sake of lament

"Lament is a crying out – in the midst of a world tainted by sin, sorrow, pain and confusion – to a good God who has the power to change a given situation,” says Stacey Gleddiesmith, program director of worship arts a...

19 January, 2015
Writing about war from a comfortable chair

My recent article on Christians and war for Faith Today was written in the comfort of my climate-controlled office, on my adjustable ergonomic chair, with a warm drink handy.

15 January, 2015
The day I went to church in a strip club

I’d never been to a strip club before. And so I admit that even as I forced myself to put on my fearless journalist’s hat (for the sake of my husband and daughter who accompanied me) my heart was beating just a little...

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