BEHIND THE SCENES
Karen Stiller of Port Perry, Ont., and
Bill Fledderus of Hamilton, Ont., are senior
editors of Faith Today.
This is not an exaggeration. When we dreamed up the idea of a cover readers could colour, one of us
leaped out of their chair in excitement. And one of us looked wary.
Which is closer to your reaction?
Perhaps you’re not quite as excited as we both eventually became,
but we hope you’ll try your hand at
adult colouring to see why so many
people are so enthusiastic about it.
(Then upload a pic of your creation to email@example.com or
www.facebook.com/Faith Today to
enter our draw for a free devotional
Whatever our opinions about
colouring as a form of creativity, we
all agree people are made in the
image of our Creator God. God
creates, and surely our desire to
create comes from Him and can
Admittedly, practising the creative arts is often low on our priority
list, maybe in part because we feel
intimidated by the thought of being
artistic. So we invited Carolyn Arends to help us consider if art might
be worth our time. See if you aren’t
convinced by her claim that we can
be discipled through art (page 28)!
Her essay suggests some simple
ways to exercise creativity this
summer, and you’ll also find several other creativity-related articles
throughout this issue.
Another highlight for us was
interviewing the provocative Sarah
ger and speaker is a fresh and
emerging voice on the evangelical
landscape. We thought it would be
fun to speak to her, and it was.
Here’s a peek. “I don’t know when
in the history of the Church anyone
would have cared what some
happy-clappy mom from the Prai-
ries would say.”
More and more people do care,
actually, and that’s a good thing.
The ideas for these articles
emerged from creative editorial
brainstorming, but we also get many
others pitched to us from trusted
writers. That was the case with the
profile of Marina Glogovac, CEO of
CanadaHelps. We knew almost
nothing about this Christian leader
until writer Alex Newman heard
her make a speech and saw the fit.
Thanks for that, Alex.
Excellent writers who know how
to write to the style and interests of
Faith Today readers – and are available to do so – are rare. This spring
we lost one of the best, Debra Fieguth
of Kingston, Ont., who died suddenly from a stroke. Please join us in
praying for her husband, parents and
the many, many others who knew
and loved her. We posted a tribute to
her at www.faithtoday.ca/Debra.
May God bless all of us this summer with His creativity and His
win a free
Discipled through art
Mimicking our Creator by exercising creativity
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July / August 2016
Volume 34 • Number 4
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Bill Fledderus, Karen Stiller
Janice Van Eck
Jeff Dewsbury, Alex Newman,
Carolyn Arends, James A. Beverley,
Bruce J. Clemenger, C. David Donaldson,
Kevin Flatt, John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Allison Barron, Jonathan Bird, Deborah
Bowen, Sue Careless, J. Paul Cooper, John
Dietz, Doris Fleck, Alison Gresik, R. Wayne
Hagerman, Faye Hall, Carsten Hennings,
Marianne Jones, Craig Macartney, Giselle
Randall, Robert White
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