Magazines 2018 Sep - Oct Tour Our Latest Issue

Tour Our Latest Issue

19 September 2018 , 2018 Sep - Oct By Bill Fledderus

Our latest issue is now out! Here are some highlights. Feel free to share them (and please encourage others to support future articles by subscribing).

Our latest issue is now out! Here are some highlights. Feel free to share them (and please encourage others to support future articles by subscribing).

• Renegotiating Faith in Young Adulthood: Canadian research looks at how to help youth keep the faith after high school. Includes some great insights and practical ideas on what everyday Christians can do to help high school graduates keep the faith. Senior writer Alex Newman talked to youth workers nationwide about new Canadian research by a partnership of Christian organizations.

• The Shame of Sexual Harassment in the Church: How it happens, how we can heal. Senior writer Alex Newman did a lot of research on this feature, including interviews with Aimee Patterson of Winnipeg, sexual ethics expert with the Salvation Army; Melodie Bissell of Stouffville, Ont., director of Plan2Protect, a Canadian organization that trains groups, including churches, in abuse prevention; and Marion Goertz, director of a team of psychotherapists at Toronto’s Family Life Centre. And don’t miss The FT Interview where we talk one on one with David Martin of Mennonite Church Eastern Canada about the sexual misconduct of church leaders and he offers expert advice on what everyday Christians can do to make life better for victims.

• Leading for the Next Generation: Three imperatives for veteran leaders. An essay by Lee Beach that calls veteran leaders to find ways to give authority to younger men and women who are natives to the culture we are living in. Lee Beach is associate professor of Christian ministry at McMaster Divinity College, in Hamilton, Ont., and author of The Church in Exile.

• Repairing the Cracks: Translating Isaiah’s call for true worship into reconciliation efforts today. An essay by Beth Stovell including insightful points about how she felt called to get beyond the blanket label “Indigenous” and learn about the unique traditions and stories of First Nations in her area. She also talks about her work with the Calgary Alliance for the Common GoodBeth Stovell is an associate professor of Old Testament at Ambrose University in Calgary and author of Minor Prophets I: Hosea–Micah (Zondervan, 2019).

• Open to the Extraordinary. Valuing families with disabilities in the Church. In this feature by Angeline Schellenberg, she writes: “Let’s embrace the messiness of what it means to be human. If we can’t worship because the child next to us has tics or the Scripture reader stutters, our understanding of worship needs expanding. God always meets us in the mess.” Angeline Schellenberg is the author of Tell Them It Was Mozart, a book about raising children on the autism spectrum, which won three Manitoba book awards. She lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two teenagers.

In addition to these great feature articles, we also continue to publish a regular series by familiar names.

• The Gathering Place by EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger: Christian dissenters in Canadian society. Advocating for the freedom to engage in the public square

• History Lesson by Kevin Flatt: A tale of two Canadas. Which past is our future?

• Religion Watch by James A. Beverley: Evangelical support for Donald Trump. The latest commentary on American religion and the president

• Christ & Culture in Canada by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.: Worship leaders, raise your eyes. Our practice of worship is narrowing dangerously

Have a look at this issue’s contents page for a more complete list of articles. There’s even more than what’s listed above, including a 16-page insert Are your teens ready to make a difference? from Redeemer University College.

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