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Browse the Jan/Feb 2022 issue

20 January 2022

Our Jan/Feb 2022 issue features: cover article on funerals; youth ministry training; supportive congregations, Afghanistan's Christians; Christian magazines to discover; church policies in a changing world; and an interview with Kate Bowler

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Cover stories

Funerals: How saying goodbye has changed and why it matters. By Tim Perry. Disponible en français

To say goodbye​: Reflections by Faith Today writers about funerals they have attended. By Julie Fitz-Gerald; Patricia Paddey; Renée James; Melissa Yue Wallace


The Faith Today Interview: Kate Bowler is a best-selling author, podcast host and professor at Duke University. Disponible en français

Upping our game: How youth ministry training is adapting to better reach Gen Z. By Evelyn Pedersen

Supportive congregations: What can churches and congregants do to help support their pastors’ well-being and resilience? By Margaret Clarke

Uncompromising: In hiding and in exile, Afghanistan’s Christians remain committed. By Craig Macartney

12 Christian magazines to discover​: Christians across Canada continue to subscribe to a wide range of print periodicals, from multidenominational, news-centred magazines to devotionals to denominational ones. Here’s a brief introduction to some you may want to add to your reading list. By Bethany Brown

Church policies in a changing world: Get your documentation on moral issues in order before a legal problem arises. By Albertos Polizogopoulos and John Sikkema 

In each issue

Behind the scenes: Fresh for the New Year. We're refreshed. We hope you enjoy the changes. By the editors

Talking points: Podcast lineup, Recent web posts, New webinars, Faith Today now on Instagram, Contributors

Cross connections: Is the church divided? What Ephesians 5 says about unity and division. By David Guretzki. Disponible en français

At issue: Churches in times of disaster. For prayer and action. 

News. Notes. Ideas

  • Hospital ship ready to make waves. Volunteers to serve patients from Africa aboard custom-built Global Mercy
  • Faith trends. Pandemic leads nearly one in five to postpone having children
  • Easter art show of Canadian works. Crossings – A Journey to Easter in Toronto
  • Inspiring ideas
  • Coffee and love​​. Outreach grows under Calgary bridge
  • By the numbers​​. Women and loneliness
  • Horizon launches reconciliation videosSeminary joining in conversation
  • Noteworthy. Religious participation in Canada. Study says pandemic has not yet increased pastoral burnout. Bible app reaches milestone 500 million downloads. Only a minority practise tithing. 
    Open book. Talking Book Library helps blind Canadians access Christian literature

Church in community: Even a church lawn can serve the neighbourhood. Creative ways to love our neighbours.

Global village: Haiti kidnapping. Pray for Eastern Ukraine. Joint Evangelical-Muslim book. Aghanistan rescue. By columnist David Donaldson

The gathering place: Living in the light of his kingdom. Going about our Father's business. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger. Disponible en français

News from the EFC: Conversion therapy banned. Racism discussion guide. Resources to engage with government. Euthanasia/assisted suicide. Prostitution law review. Young adults: Less print, more online. The EFC welcomes new staff. 

History lesson: A recipe for hospitality. Church cookbooks tell stories of culture, resilience & ingenuity. By Caroline Lieffers

Thriving in digital: Go into all the world Internet. Using computers and phones to love our neighbours. By Joanna la Fleur

Books & culture: Extended reviews 

Books & culture: Meet the authors

  • Q and A: Author John Bowen on good news, big God 
  • Join us online: Sign up now for our discussion January 26 with Mark Glanville, author of Refuge Reimagined

Books & culture: Reviews and more

Christ & culture in Canada: Deconstructing deconstruction. Constructive criticism is healthy, even in church. By John G. Stackhouse Jr.