March – a Fresh Start
How did it all come together?
as we began to plan this issue of Faith Today, conversa- tions about euthanasia and abortion were on the rise in Parliament and the Canadian media.
Most of us can clearly articulate our opinions on these
issues, and probably engage in ill-fated
dinner party debates. But we began to
wonder together about how clearly we
have thought out our theology behind
Why do we believe life – even life that is
broken, imperfect, hardly begun or nearly
over – is precious and worth protecting?
We turned to Mark Buchanan, a trusted B.C. pastor and author, to help us all
think more deeply about what we might call a theology
of disability – and do it in words that are beautiful and
convincing. And he did!
We also knew theology done best is worked out in everyday
lives, and so our cover package includes profiles of five families
raising children who don’t fit the definition of “normal,” who
generously agreed to open up their lives and their hearts to us.
This issue of Faith Today also introduces several changes
and fresh starts, made from our desire to serve you better.
First, we’re committing to offer a regular Faith Today
Interview, a lively way to ask questions and get answers from
people with important things to share with the Canadian
We wondered where to start. Then, Idle No More broke
out across the country and the answer seemed clear. If every
interview is as sharp as the one with Ray Aldred, we’ll feel
sure this department is succeeding.
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