Clearly Relevant

Click the cover image to read the Sep/Oct 2013 issue.

When Calgary flooded, the Church responded providing shelter, food, clothing and comfort.

When the terrible train crash devastated the town and people of Lac-Mégantic, the Church provided solace. It became the place where people gathered to mourn together, ask impossible questions and begin to heal.

In both of those difficult, unpredictable disasters that made this a Canadian summer like few others in recent memory, the Church catapulted into relevancy: providing practical and spiritual help when people needed it the most.

In case you ever thought otherwise, the Church still matters in Canada.

This issue of Faith Today will help your church prepare to be light in the darkness of a community emergency.

It will also get you talking, we imagine, especially around the Faith Today Interview with Dawn McDonald, a minister who knows better than most the struggle same-sex attracted Christ-followers encounter in their own lives and in the Church.

This issue of Faith Today will help your church prepare to be light in the darkness of a community emergency.

A good interview will probably make everyone a little bit uncomfortable. This is a good one.

When a story crossed our desks about Christians apologizing at Gay Pride events, we had a choice: we could cover it as a news story or we could go much deeper. We dove deep.

You will find the facts, but also three different opinions about whether it is a good idea for Christians to say, “I’m sorry” to the LGBTQ community.

What does “I’m sorry” mean in that context?

Even with three viewpoints present, we suspect we are scratching the surface of this issue. Why don’t you join us at our Faith Today Facebook page to carry on the conversation?

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