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Wednesday, October 19, 2022

The rise of euthanasia in Canada

Canada euthanized more than 10,000 people last year, and thousands of people in ten US states have lawfully taken life-ending drugs. An evangelical Canadian doctor asks: Has death lost its sting?

The Lausanne Movement’s creation care leader concludes a 12-region global tour, contrasting US perspectives with the rest of the world, offering biblical lessons on stewardship, and praying for an “environmental miracle.”

Semler, a queer musician, campaigned for a 2022 Dove Award nomination. Though their efforts were unsuccessful, the popularity of Christian artists who build their platforms on social media are starting to challenge the boundaries of the Christian music industry.

Spiritual formation is central to civic renewal, not the other way around.

Nona Jones, Facebook’s faith person, joins Where Ya From? to talk about killing comparisons.

Behind the story

As our November issue with a cover story about the rise of euthanasia in Canada was going to press, a join committee of the House of Commons and Senate was preparing a report about expanding physician-assisted suicide to minors. One witness even suggested euthanasia should be an option for infants. Evangelicals decried the law when it was passed and have been wrestling with it since.

“I think we have a chance to learn some new lessons,” David Guretzki, resident theologian at the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, told CT in 2021, “about what it’s like to be a Christian witness when you can’t rely on political or cultural influence to get your message across.”

In other news

Ukrainian evangelicals have baptized more than 100 people in the city of Kharkiv since it was first attacked by Russian forces.

Germany has decided to extend the life of its remaining nuclear power plants, adding another “half life” of the moral arguments that evangelicals have been having about atomic energy.

Leaders of the Christian Reformed Church gathered in Michigan to bury a World War II soldier whose remains were identified 77 years after he was killed in France.

About half of American Bible readers use a phone app, according to a new study from the American Bible Society. But print is still more popular.

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