Magazines 2020 Jan - Feb 2020 Jan/Feb Table of Contents

2020 Jan/Feb Table of Contents

28 February 2020

Special report: Major new EFC survey suggests half of Canadians are either agnostic, atheist or unreligious. And lots more!

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FT interview: One on one with MCC refugee sponsorship expert Brian Dyck.

Three-part special report:

  • Not Christian anymore: A major new EFC survey suggests half of Canadians are either agnostic, atheist or unreligious. By Rick Hiemstra
  • Prioritizing vocation and stepping out in faith: By David Johnson
  • Death and new life among resurrection people: By Jenna Smith 

While we pray for miracles, God gives us grace: What should Christians think when prayers for healing seem unanswered? By Dave Jeffery 

Psalms in the night: Biblical encouragement for troubled sleepers. By Nathanael Reed

Called to be a friend: A surprising and beautiful journey through refugee sponsorship. By Jeff Adams

When you become the poor among us. By Meagan Gillmore

In each issue

Behind the scenes: In the bleak midwinter. A season of reflection for Canadian churches. By the editors 

Talking points: Readers write, New audio podcasts, New website posts, Upcoming webinars, Milestones

Cross connections: When we’re too proud to admit our pride. By columnist David Guretzki​ 

Kingdom matters    

  • Nine faces of Christ: Drawings lift "greatest artist who ever lived" from obscurity
  • Mature Christians need apply: New C. S. Lewis Institute program designed to help committed believers cultivate a deeper faith 
  • Inspiring ideas
  • A bucket means love: Mennonite Central Committee ships help and hope to refugees
  • Fight 4 Freedom: Ministry tries to help Canadian victims of trafficking through simple interactions
  • Threshold Ministries: Ministry equips Canadian evangelists 
  • Note worthy: Newsbits

Church in community: Homes and meals for refugees at Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, Vancouver

At issue: Expanding medical assistance in dying

The gathering place: Generosity, compassion and courage. Kingdom principles to live by. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger 

News from the EFC: Resisting expansion of euthanasia law. How Porn Harms: What the Church Needs to Know. Refugee and good neighbour resource. Conscience protection in health care. Letter on election dates. Young adult research presentations. EFC community calendar.

History lesson: Strachan versus Ryerson. From broadsides to coach ride. By columnist Kevin Flatt

Go with God: Seizing the days. Taking the long view on carpe diem. By columnist Carolyn Arends 

Religion Watch: Celebrity conversion. Is embracing religion just another way to make a splash? By columnist James A. Beverley 

Global village By columnist C. David Donaldson  

  • 2020 named year of the Bible 
  • Palestinian Evangelicals recognized 
  • Evangelists launch network

Books & culture: Reviews

  • Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God by Sarah Bessey 
  • Not Quite Us: Anti-Catholic Thought in English Canada since 1900 by Kevin P. Anderson
  • Encountering World Religions: A Christian Introduction by David Johnston
  • Defying Limits: Lessons from the Edge of the Universe by Dave Williams
  • Artwork by Betty Spackman

Christ & culture in Canada: Will Christianity disappear from Canada? Our expectations will shape our actions. By columnist John G. Stackhouse, Jr.