I always read the magazine cover to cover and find interesting articles and comments. I found the October/November 2018 issue to be particularly relevant, inspiring, thought provoking and most of all, comforting. With all the stresses in our lives and world today, to hear the deeply personal stories of others helps me sort out my own.
—Pam Radunsky, Sudbury, Ont.
When I read something outstanding in Canada Lutheran, I tear out the page and set it down on a pile at the edge of my desk, with the firm intention to write a letter to the editor sometime soon. I did this with the series The Five Solas of the Reformation (published in 2017), each of which I found exceptionally enlightening and memorable. Unfortunately I never thanked the writers.
Today, while clearing and filing the impossible clutter on my desk, I came upon an even older article, torn from the March 2016 issue. What a pleasure to re-read Lisa Janke’s The Overwhelming Reality of Inclusive Language. It is a timeless piece that convinces even this old man of its continued theological relevance. Inclusive language is indeed an issue of faith, rather than simply a passing fad of political correctness.
So mea culpato Lisa and the five other writers from this serial procrastinator. You touch more hearts and minds than you will ever know, and I thank you for that.
—Erich Weingartner, Callander, Ont.