Magazines 2021 May - Jun 2021 May/Jun Table of Contents

2021 May/Jun Table of Contents

05 May 2021

Feature articles for this issue reflect on death and dying, spiritual reading and writing, the term "evangelical" after the era of Donald Trump, and more. Which selected articles will be posted online, and when? Check here to find out.

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The FT Interview: Brian Doerksen is a songwriter and recording artist in Abbotsford, B.C. His music is known around the world, especially songs like "Come, Now Is the Time to Worship" and "Hope of the Nations." He spoke to Faith Today’s Karen Stiller about leading worship with a whisper and his latest project Hymns for Life.

Ode to reading: Why spiritual reading and writing mean so much By Preston Pouteaux 

Now that Trump has gone: What does evangelical mean in our society today? By Brian Stiller 

The end of graceAn essay on dying well By Dave Jeffery

Living with dying: What does the body of Christ look like after medical assistance in dying (MAiD) has been legalized in Canada?  By David S. Robinson

How we can love our neighbours – during and after a pandemic By Lynda MacGibbon online May 24

In each issue

Behind the scenes: Cloud of witnesses. The friends we meet through words. By the editors 

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

Cross connections: When public debate ignores right and wrong. Can Gospel truth be heard on euthanasia? By columnist David Guretzki online May 5

By the numbers: Churchgoers want to keep online worship after pandemic, according to new Angus Reid Institute survey.

Witness: As a country we are healing. By Holly Fortier  

News. Notes. Ideas   

  • The Bridge App. App helped churches pivot during Covid-19.  
  • Smaller groups keep community alive at Ontario church. Going smaller helped connections during pandemic.
  • Inspiring ideas. Covid causes church aid program to go mobile. Hope for refugees. Gathering within restrictions. 
  • Community rink breaks ice-olation. Grimsby church and community form lasting connections through initiative. online June 7
  • Canadian charities working to ensure donor trust. More charities show concern in light of recent scandals
  • Noteworthy. New fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls. B.C. church unhappy with government response. B.C. churches get reprieve while courts hear case. And more.
  • Manitoba poets offer rare translation of German devotional poems: Annual spiritual discipline offers a gift to readers

The gathering place: The pastoral imperative: Rising above the pandemic in ordinary acts of service to one another. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger online May 5

News from the EFC: Conscience legislation urgently needed. Call for criminal investigation into MindGeek. New kit to protect youth from pornography. Legal definition of conversion therapy. Online prayer events. EFC speakers in your online gathering? French blog and newsletter

At issue: Two important private members bills need grassroots support.

History lesson: Evangelical higher education in a secular age: How Canada adapted and innovated for higher education. By columnist Kevin Flatt online May 17

Go with God: It ends ok: How embracing the future helps us live in the present By columnist Carolyn Arends 

Religion watch: New apostolic Reformation. What to make of the booming legacy of Peter Wagner. By columnist James A. Beverley online June 14

Global village By columnist David Donaldson  

  • Broadcasting up in Middle East
  • Fears increase for Yemen  
  • Christians negotiate peace in CAR

Books & culture: Reviews  online June 14

  • Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics by Mark R. Glanville and Luke Glanville
  • The Great Sex Rescue by Sheila Wray Gregoire, R.G. Lindenbach and J. Sawatsky
  • The Problem of Jesus: Answering a Skeptic's Challenges to the Scandal of Jesus by Mark Clark
  • The Bible and Ancient Science: Principles of Interpretation by Denis Lamoreux
  • Reading the Bestsellers: How to Pronounce Knife: by Souvankham Thammavongsa
  • Canadian Creatives: Psalm Nineteen by Lynda Toews

Christ & culture in Canada: What light will they notice? Our neighbours notice our communinty service more than our worship services By columnist John G. Stackhouse Jr.  online May 10

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