Magazines 2021 Jan - Feb 2021 Jan/Feb Table of Contents

2021 Jan/Feb Table of Contents

12 January 2021

Cover articles for this issue reflect on spiritual growth, mental health and more. Which selected articles will be posted online, and when? Check here to find out.

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Features

Spiritual growth in a pandemic: Why trying to make the most of it might not be the best solution By Alistair Sterne 

The FT Interview: One on one with Lennett J. Anderson, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hammonds Plains, N.S. and the newly appointed lecturer in leadership and racial justice at Acadia Divinity College

Rethinking how Evangelicals view mental health: The need to revise our framework By Mark Vander Vennen online January 25

Pastors are not supposed to be good people: By Cole Hartin 

Pastoral isolation: Resisting this occupational hazard is essential to keeping moral integrity By Dean Davey 

The long and winding journey to faith: Rethinking our role as Christians in the lives of unbelieving neighbours. By Alex Newman

Layoff lessons: What might God be teaching me in this difficult time? By Evelyn Pederson. online February 1

The value of theological education: Going back to school in midlife brings many surprises – and it’s worth it By Patricia Paddey online February 8

In each issue

Behind the scenes: Wrapped in His care. Christian rhythms through the pandemic. By the editors 

Talking points: Podcast lineup, Recent web posts, Readers write, Webinars, Milestones, Contributors

Cross connections: How to keep on keeping on. Persevering in Christ. By columnist David Guretzki  online January 18

By the numbers: Medical assistance in dying (MAID) With legislation changing, how are Canadians viewing issues around assisted dying?

Witness: Standing in a long line. By Fawnda Bullshields  

News. Notes. Ideas   

  • Maggie John leads Context First black Canadian host takes the lead. online January 25
    Pastors need care too Ministry offers mental health care for leaders 
  • Inspiring ideas
  • Jesuit retreat centre shifts gears Offers shelter for the vulnerably housed 
  • Christian Direction head retires after 30-plus years at the helm Reflections on what's next for Quebec
  • Noteworthy: Newsbits
  • Kurios program changes with Covid

The gathering place: Pandemic leadership: Sound habits for unusual times By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger

News from the EFC: Defending people with disabilities. Year-end videos. Conversion therapy ban too broad. Faith formation research. Online prayer events. Small church research. EFC speakers in your online gathering? Churches can help refugees. 

At issue: Church closure during Covid. Canadian churches navigate the challenging waters of religious freedom and public health when in-person services are suspended

History lesson: Old Order Mennonites: Is there anything for Evangelicals to learn? By columnist Kevin Flatt online February 8

Go with God: Getting creative. Our urge to make stuff tells us something important. By columnist Carolyn Arends online February 22

Religion watch: Apologizing for Jesus. Defending the faith is thriving today. By columnist James A. Beverley online February 15

Global village By columnist David Donaldson  

  • Immigrants influential for faith
  • Equipping Chinese church leaders 
  • Apologetics in Africa

Books & culture: Reviews. online February 8

  • God Walk: Moving at the Speed of Your Soul by Mark Buchanan
  • Sex and the City of God: A Memoir of Love and Longing by Glenn C. Taylor
  • Prayer as Transgression? The Social Relations of Prayer in Healthcare Settings by Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham et al
  • The Heart Beats in Secret by Katie Munnink 
  • Artwork by Dee Poisson
  • Bestseller: One Good Reason: Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love by Séan McCann with Andrea Aragono
  • Music: Seeds of Transformation by Dee Poisson

Christ & culture in Canada: Learning about teaching from the Catholics. Navigating the whirlwind of interpretive pluralism. By columnist John G. Stackhouse Jr.  online February 1