CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2017

The Pilgrim Life: Exploring a Theology of Place

Scripture is full of stories about place. It starts with Adam and Eve sent out of Eden in humiliation; it ends with a displaced prophet on Patmos, John, caught up in a vision of the ultimate homecoming. Throughout, the arc of the story is bound up in our relationship to home. How do we embrace our identity as sojourners (Hebrews 11) alongside the calling to bless our towns, cities, and neighbourhoods (Jeremiah 29)? How do we cope with dislocation? Is where we live important? And what does it mean to find our home in Christ? These are some of the questions we explore in this issue.

Illustration by Brian Liu

Featured Content

For more articles, check out our Leading Ideas, Profile, Arts & Theology, Thought to Action, and Field Notes sections.

Leading Ideas

Landscape and Community

When Maxine Hancock and her husband Cam transition to a new home in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, she is confronted by the reality that the meaning of a landscape needs to be filled in by the meaning lent by community. more

Arts & Theology

Art and the Other in the Holy Land

How is identity shaped by the land? How is this relationship expressed in art? What about when the land in question is the Holy Land? Corey Janz explores his research on Palestinian and Israeli art in this interview. more

Field Notes

The Church and the Refugee Crisis: Finding Our Way Home Together

"When we are at home together, we are no longer “Canadians” and “refugees,” but people journeying side by side, made in the image of a home-making God." Dena Nicolai shares from her experience working with Syrian refugees in Vancouver. more

Thought to Action

Dis/Located: Wisdom and Story from the Regent Faculty

In every stage of the process of relocating, there is great potential to experience particular aspects of God. In light of this reality, this series of interviews features Regent faculty offering stories and advice on how to see God in whatever happens to be your current experience of home. more