BEHIND THE SCENES
Karen Stiller of Ottawa, Ont., and
Bill Fledderus of Hamilton, Ont., are senior
editors of Faith Today.
Politics is on everyone’s mind these days. It’s almost impossible to avoid, and why would we? As Christians we know we are citizens of
another Kingdom, one we will
welcome someday in its fullness.
But in the meantime we are called
to be good citizens here, engaged in
caring for our neighbours, our
communities and creation.
Our cover article provides challenging insights from a handful of
different theologians on how our
faith should not – and cannot – be
separated from our politics. Canadians too easily assume politics is
public and faith is private, but this
article is a timely reminder to avoid
Our interview with Loren Wilkinson presents another facet of
citizenship – our call to care for
creation. The B.C. poet and theologian, together with his wife
Mary-Ruth Wilkinson, has devoted
years to opening their home on
Galiano Island to students who
come to visit, feast together and
get their hands dirty in creation’s
soil around the island.
If the coming of spring isn’t already getting you thinking about
gardening around your church, you
probably will be after hearing from
Wilkinson – and you’ll be reminded
of its spiritual importance.
And that applies to sending kids
to summer camp, as our advertising
feature will no doubt remind you.
We hope you find encouragement in this issue on a few fronts,
on how you can be involved in
mentoring – either giving or receiving – and why that is such a wonderful, rich, Kingdom thing to do.
Gentlemen, don’t skip this mentoring feature because there are
tips for you too.
Our how-to on creating a rule of
life, an ancient discipline that helps
us make room in our lives for all the
good things God wants to do, can
help you create a healthy plan for
being still and knowing He is God.
May you be challenged by these
articles, as well as by our regular
columnists and other content, to
shine your heavenly light even more
brightly in the here and now.
P.S. NEXT month we’re launching a
francophone magazine, Vivre sa foi.
Like Faith Today, it will be published
by The Evangelical Fellowship of
Canada/Alliance évangélique du
Canada, but it will be delivered
separately from Faith Today. If you’d
enjoy a magazine like Faith Today
in French, or you know such a
person, send a name, Canadian
address, phone and email to info@
FaithToday.ca and we’ll include
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March / April 2017
Volume 35 • Number 2
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
Bill Fledderus, Karen Stiller
Janice Van Eck
Jeff Dewsbury, Alex Newman, Patricia Paddey
Carolyn Arends, James A. Beverley,
Bruce J. Clemenger, Kevin Flatt,
John G. Stackhouse Jr.
Dana Antayá-Moore, Sam Berg, Julia
Bowering, Marcio Coelho, Darryl Dash,
C. David Donaldson, Rick Franklin, Meagan
Gillmore, David Guretzki, Wayne Holst,
Burton K. Janes, Craig Macartney, Chandra
Philip, Giselle Randall, Jeff Stearns,
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