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“Dear Church” and other bits of awesomeness from the latest Faith Today

by Karen Stiller

If you were going to write a letter to the Church, what would you say?

I know I’d have a few complaints and suggestions. Hopefully I would be polite and loving.

The Jan/Feb Faith Today will arrive in mailboxes soon.
The Jan/Feb Faith Today will arrive in mailboxes soon.

I know I would say thank you for all the Church has given me. For how it catapults me into community whether I feel like it or not, for how it comforts and challenges me, for how it forces me to grow by holding a mirror up to my unpleasantness.

I would say thank you for the small groups, for the good friends, for the egg salad and the white bread that is so hard to find anywhere else these days.

The cover story of the Jan/Feb Faith Today is exactly that: a letter to the Church from someone who loves it. Mark Buchanan, well-known and respected Canadian author, past-pastor and now professor of pastoral theology at Ambrose University, took the task very seriously. He says thanks, and then he makes some very solid suggestions to the Church he loves, and also challenges himself (and us!) to higher ground. On a purely superficial level, the spirit of the piece inspired one of our coolest covers ever, in my opinion.
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