Magazines 2019 Jul - Aug 2019 Jul/Aug Table of Contents

2019 Jul/Aug Table of Contents

31 July 2019

Caring for politicians in a harsh culture. A pastor and a politician point to a better way

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FT interview:  One on one with Joy Smith, former Member of Parliament and leading advocate against human trafficking

Caring for politicians in a harsh culture: A pastor and a politician point to a better way. By Preston Pouteaux

Generosity in the face of personal debt. Good debt helps increase your income or wealth. Bad debt is the kind you take on to accumulate items that depreciate in value. Both can be tricky to manage while trying to live out Christian values. By Shelley Tomlinson

Cordless tools and fatherly love: Even as I walk through the valley of the parenting jobsite. By Matthew Forrest Lowe

Ode to joy: A new study from Yale University explores the theology of joy. By Alex Newman

Love Mondays: Finding joy and satisfaction in the workplace. Guest column by Claire Odogbo

In each issue

Behind the scenes: Loving your MP

Talking points: Letters to the editor, Milestones, New audio podcasts, New website posts, New webinar videos

Cross connections: Being there. Considering the church as chaplain. By David Guretzki​ 

By the numbers: Children in church life. New statistics from Scripture Union on those 12 and under in Canadian churches

Kingdom matters

At issue: Opioid crisis in Canada. No one is immune to addiction. Many Canadian families have been deeply impacted by addictive drugs, and recently opioids in particular have led to an increasingly grave situation in Canada.

The gathering place: Biblical rest as leadership. Our witness in a sleepless society  By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger 

News from the EFC: Freedom of conscience for doctors. Preserve serious offences in Bill C-75. New EFC affiliate: CAOG. And more.

Church in community: Food and counselling for students

Go with God: You are NOT enough. Resisting the pathology of self-sufficiency By columnist Carolyn Arends 

History lesson: Under heaven's canopy. Presbyterian communion festival in the 1800s  By columnist Kevin Flatt

Religion watch: Cult or self-help? Making sense of Nxivm By columnist James A. Beverley 

Global village By columnist C. David Donaldson

  • African evangelicals open headquarters
  • Religious violence in Nigeria
  • Prayer in Venezuela

Books & culture: Reviews 

  • The True Story of Human Trafficking By Paul Boge
  • The Story of All Stories: Genesis 1-11 By Darrell Johnson
  • Modern Technology and the Human Future: A Christian Appraisal By Craig M. Gay
  • Educated: A Memoir. By Tara Westover
  • Artwork by Melissa Townsend

Christ & culture in Canada: A splash of fresh water. Atheist pastor Gretta Vosper doesn't define the United Church. By columnist John G. Stackhouse, Jr.