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14 December 2021

Our Nov/Dec 2021 issue features: next-gen friendships; global persecution; how might churches flourish after the pandemic; Christian theatre; when our pets die; Christmas outreach tips; and interview with author Philip Yancey

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The FT Interview with Philip Yancey: Philip Yancey is an American author whose books Where Is God When It Hurts? and Disappointment With God have been popular with Canadian readers for decades.

Nurturing next-gen friendships: The younger and the older benefit from friendships that cross the ages. And church is the perfect place to nurture them. By Maxine Hancock

How to become an intergenerational church: Six key ingredients to strengthen community among people of all ages. By Cory Seibel

Christian persecution in the church: Canadian experts explain where and why. By Jonathan Bradley

How might churches flourish after the pandemic? Some research-informed ideas to consider. By Joel Thiessen. Disponible en français

Authentic theatre that fosters wholeness: Canadian artists of faith reflect on their creative work. By Judith Robinson

When our pets die: What does our faith have to say about the grief we feel when our animal companions die? By Alex Newman

Unwrap your church this Christmas: Tips on making the most of seasonal outreach opportunities. By Judy Paulsen 

In each issue

Behind the scenes: What’s God doing between the generations in the Church? By the editors

Talking points: Podcast lineup, Recent web posts, New webinars, Correction

Cross connections: Questioning what's next. Are we too obsessed with anticipating the next big thing. By David Guretzki 

By the numbers: Attitudes towards evangelism: A survey of leaders involved in congregational leadership reveals the challenges faced in evangelizing in Canada. 

Witness: The healing space between. By Crystal Porter 

News. Notes. Ideas

  • The way we art​. Art and spiritual direction can work together.
  • Inspiring ideas.
  • Parent-led organization helping families respond to pornography safely​​. Parents Aware equips and informs.
  • Our guide to 2021 charity gift catalogues​. To inspire your Christmas gift giving this year, Faith Today has created a list of charity gift catalogues by affiliates of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.
  • Scripture Union and the School of KidsMin​​. Covid innovations lead to global growth.
  • Changing the world through redemptive entrepreneurship. New centre at Tyndale University offers mentorship and a connected community for business builders.
  • Noteworthy. Abortion reversal information sparks backlash. Antisemitism still rising. The nails from Jesus’ cross? Evangelism a low priority. Pastors assume decrease in denominational affiliation. And more. 

The gathering place: The scattered flock and the call to fellowship. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger 

News from the EFC: Euthanasia/assisted suicide. Prostitution law review. Day for truth and reconciliation. Young adult materials: Less print, more online. The EFC welcomes new staff. French EFC updates. Weekly EFC prayer prompts.

At issue: After the votes are cast. Praying for and engaging with your local MP is an important part of civic engagement. 

History lesson: Fire on the rock. Methodist revival in Newfoundland. By Kevin Flatt 

Go with God: A no-secrets mission. The world desperately needs honest Christians. By Carolyn Arends 

Religion watch: God’s gift of reason. How logic can help us or make us stumble. By James A. Beverley 

Global village By columnist David Donaldson

  • Dignity for Roma women
  • Child marriages in Zimbabwe condemned 
  • Churches to address trafficking

Books & culture: Reviews 

  • Signs of Life: Catholic, Mainline, and Conservative Protestant Congregations in Canada by Bill McAlpine, Joel Thiessen, Keith Walker and Arch Chee Wong
  • Bullies and Saints: An Honest Look at the Good and Evil of Christian History by John Dickson
  • The Lighthouse: A Novel by Michael D. O’Brien
  • Forming Christian Communities in a Secular Age: Recovering Humility and Hope by Tim Dickau 
  • Reading the Bestsellers: Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  • Canadian Creatives: Don't Go There by Amanda Le Blanc

Christ & culture in Canada: The Church after Covid-19. By John G. Stackhouse Jr.  

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