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CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 29, Number 1, Winter 2017 / Profile

A Sacred Patch of Carpet

Bestselling author and international speaker Gary Thomas tells the story of his and his family's move from the Pacific Northwest to Houston, Texas. He reflects on missing the beauty of his old home and how a patch of carpet in his new church becomes a new sacred space.   More…

Redeeming Public Space

"There is no such thing as a public space without an embedded narrative. ... In my professional life as an urban planner, my aspiration is to work toward the redemption of these narratives, to seek ways of shaping public spaces with reference to the Christian narrative of hope." Urban planner Iain MacPherson explores paths toward redeeming public space.   More…

Spread So Thin

"As we tear ahead at incredible rates, we are fractured by the speed of life; our souls seep out of the crumbling forms and drip like tears all along the way." In this excerpt from his book, A Beautiful Bricolage, Silas Krabbe asks how to speak of God in our high-paced, sometimes fractured modern existence.   More…

Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2016

When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong

When Pastor¬†Matt Kitchener found the courage to share¬†his struggle with depression with his church leadership and congregation, he encountered unexpected grace, healing, and rest.   More…

A Cry beyond Lament

How do we pray when our cries of anguish seem to fall on deaf ears? Tim Boland makes a case for honest lament and finds surprising consolation in Jeremiah 20.   More…

Psychotherapy as a Christian

Ed Ng reflects on the unique aspects of practising psychotherapy as a Christian professional: holding his patients in the loving gaze of Christ, and partaking in God's healing work.   More…

A Theological Reflection on My Experience of Depression

Ross Hastings describes how his struggle with depression prompted him to process emotions from a childhood trauma and helped him grow as a pastor.   More…

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