BEHIND THE SCENES
Bill Fledderus of Hamilton, Ont., and Karen
Stiller of Port Perry, Ont., are senior editors
of Faith Today.
If you’ve ever been stymied – and who hasn’t? – by a pointed question about the Christian faith, you will be encouraged by
our cover story written by Andy
Bannister, director and lead apologist for RZIM Ministries Canada.
This is a guy who knows how to
talk about faith, and how not to talk
about it. And he has good news for
us – we don’t need to have all the
answers. We need to be able to listen and ask good questions back.
One insight that we really appreciated was simply his encouragement that we can talk about our
Christian faith in a changing Canada. In fact, these days may be one
of the best times ever.
“We live in a cultural moment
when the need for apologetics –
and a fresh vision and passion for
evangelism – is greater than ever,”
he writes. Then he goes on to show
us how it’s done.
We came up with the idea for this
cover story when we heard about a
number of apologetics conferences
happening across Canada this
spring. This is a topic folks are
It’s clearly time for all of us to be
a little more bold about what we
believe – and a lot better at listening to the legitimate and heartfelt
questions of those who have them.
Those apologetics conferences
are just a few of the many, many
great things God is doing from
coast to coast, in churches and
ministry organizations, in small
groups and individual lives. From
our vantage point at Faith Today,
where we work as gatherers and
tellers of stories, we have the priv-
ilege of hearing inspiring news like
this every day.
And it’s a privilege to share as
much of it as we can with you.
Recently a writer friend of ours
emailed to ask if there is truly still
a place in Canada for journalism
like ours. Stories about good things.
Stories that encourage the Christian community, that sometimes
call us all to task and that connect
us. We answer unequivocally “Yes!”
That does not mean it’s an easy
time for Christian journalism in
Canada. All the print publications
we know are facing struggles, and
Faith Today is not exempt.
But we have used those challenges to sharpen us and produce a
magazine full of gifted writers and
great information and inspiration.
A magazine that is going from
strength to strength.
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March / April 2015
Volume 33 • Number 2
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Bill Fledderus, Karen Stiller
Janice Van Eck
Jeff Dewsbury, Debra Fieguth,
Alex Newman, Patricia Paddey
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