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22 March 2022

This issue features: worship songs; online worship; multiculturalism; Easter poems by contemporary Canadian poets; Indigenous and Christian; reflections on climate change conference; and interview with John Franklin of Imago Arts

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Cover stories

The life-cycle of worship songs: A new study suggests they’re sung today and gone tomorrow. By Mike Tapper and Marc Jolicoeur, with Lisa Corbin, Charldon Dennis and Andrea Hunter.

Worship music reflections: Faith Today asked three Canadian worship leaders and musicians to interact with the worship music research and share their reflections. By Melissa Davis, Davis, Brian Doerksen and Anneli Loepp Thiessen

What's on your playlist: Why our churches need to include lament. By Larry Hurst. Disponible en français

What we’ve learned from online worship​​: We’ve been doing this for a while. Let’s pause and take stock. By Geoffrey Dresser. Disponible en français


The Faith Today Interview: John Franklin is enthusiastic about Imago's mandate to help art from Christians flourish in Canada. Podcast version

50 years of Canadian multiculturalismAn immigrant and second-generation Asian perspective. By Sherman Lau and Tim Tang

Easter poems: by contemporary Canadian poets. Related: online-only extras

Indigenous and Christian: Graduate school continues to break new ground By Julie Fitz-Gerald

Challenged by climate change: Our writer attended the UN conference in Scotland and shares his reflections By Matthew Schroeder. Disponible en français

In each issue

Behind the scenes: Tell me more. Hope in a fragile time. By the editors

Talking points: Readers write, Milestones, Don't miss a podcast, Join the conversation, We asked contributors...

Cross connections: Who are the New Gentiles? Judging to divide or with hope to restore. By columnist David Guretzki. Disponible en français

At issue: Human trafficking in Canada. For prayer and action. 

News. Notes. Ideas

  • First Nations Version of the New Testament launches​Canadian ministry plays key role
  • Adoption documentary shows how families love birth mothers. Created by a team led by an Alberta pastor
  • By the numbersCanadians are feeling pandemic fatigue. Younger Canadians suffer twice the anxiety.
  • Inspiring ideas
  • Welcome Church resource launches​​​. Training for Canadian churches in welcoming newcomers
  • New learning space for missional leaders​. Seminary joining in conversation
  • Noteworthy. Half of Australians unsure if Jesus existed. Behind the Christian labels. Congregation’s apathy weighs on pastors. Evangelical youth hesitant to display faith online. Church finances stabilizing.
  • B.C. congregation records its history. Church collects individual stories to create a whole 

Church in community: An invitation to prayer. 

Global village: Vitality in Russian churches. Muslim openness grows. Transmitting across the Americas. By columnist David Donaldson

The gathering place: Blessed are the peacemakers. The power of a soft tongue. By columnist Bruce J. Clemenger. Disponible en français

News from the EFC: Prostitution law review. EFC Prayer Card. Charitable status of pregnancy centres. Bill to protect children online. Don’t downgrade trafficking penalty. EFC prayer prompts. January discussion on witness. Updates from the EFC in French. Bill reduces forced labour.

History lesson: What made Gregory great? How to follow Christ at the end of a civilization. By columnist Bruce Hindmarsh

Thriving in digital: The case for silence in a noisy digital world. By columnist Joanna la Fleur

Books & culture: Q and A: 

Books & culture: Extended reviews 

Books & culture: Reviews, Meet the author, and more

  • Review: Nothing But​ Life by Brent van Staalduinen
  • Meet the author: Join us online April 27 to meet Douglas Bursch, author of Posting Peace: Why Social Media Divides Us and What We Can do About It
  • Q+A: Author Natalie Frisk on raising disciples
  • Canadian Creatives: The Way Through by Lianna Klassen
  • Small Press Roundup

Christ & culture in Canada: Piercing the fog of spiritual war. By columnist John G. Stackhouse Jr.