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March 2015










VOL 30 NO 2

The Spirituality Of Aging: Aging Teaches Us Love.

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As the magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the mission of Canada Lutheran is to engage the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada in a dynamic dialogue in which information, inspiration and ideas are shared in a thoughtful and stimulating way.



Kindling: 2014 Bible Study Series


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Faith and Science

Someone once warned me, “Hardening of the attitudes is more deadly than hardening of the arteries.”

As we make our annual Lenten journey, we ponder the meaning of Jesus’ words, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it.” (Mark 8:34b–35)

I wonder how an “ordinary” Christian and an “ordinary” scientist would discuss Jesus’ claim. How would each attempt to understand Jesus’ meaning? How would each explain their ideas to the other? And what would you say if you were both Christian and scientist?

More important, how would they engage each other? Would they begin with open hearts and open minds? Our feature Faith and Science: Rivals or Companions? offers four possible approaches to such discussion.

It also offers some history and some discoveries that perhaps may challenge you to see more deeply than you have.

Climate change is an urgent matter where both faith and science can play important roles. In Our Church in Mission we glimpse a bit of how Lutherans are involved in shaping global climate policy (pg. 6).

The interview with Rev. Dr. Ali Tote (pg. 22) illustrates how faith and science can productively serve together.

Those who like to dig deeper will be surprised by how the term “the Son of Man” engages us as participants in a story where God is ahead of us (pg. 8).

If you have ignored the last of the Three Days in Holy Week (Resurrection of Our Lord Vigil of Easter, EvLW pg. 266), Easter Vigil People may prompt you to consider a change in future plans (pg. 9).

In this season of turning around or reorientation, the widow of Zarephath also provides possibilities (pg. 15).

Kenn Ward, Editor