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CURRENT ISSUE: Volume 28, Number 1, Winter 2016 / Profile

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…

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 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…

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…

"Me Too"

Lydia Cruttwell is struck by the thin line between pastor and patient as she visits a congregant in a hospital psychiatric unit, the day of Robin Williams's death by suicide.   More…

Volume 27, Number 2, Fall 2015

When Christianity Becomes a Brand

Skye Jethani, author of The Divine Commodity: Discovering a Faith Beyond Consumer Christianity, declares that the greatest threat to our faith is not atheism or secularism, but consumerism.   More…

Volume 27, Number 1, Winter 2015

Tenth Church: Open and Vulnerable

Fresh from co-planting a vibrant, Asian church in California, 29-year-old Ken Shigematsu returns to Canada to face the challenges of renewing a historical, anglo-saxon congregation into a church community that embraces the diversity of and increasingly cosmopolitan urban Vancouver.   More…

New Wineskins for New Wine

We keep hearing it over and over again: the church is “hemorrhaging” its youth. Senior Minister of First Baptist Church and Regent Professor Darrell Johnson brings a listening posture and an unshakeable confidence in Christ as he faces millennials' desire for authenticity and interaction.   More…

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