Navigating Faith & Culture – Together

Faith Today magazine now free in Canada

WATERLOO – March 22 2021 – If recent years have taught us anything, it’s this: conversations about religion have become loaded. In a society where religion and faith have increasingly become polarizing topics, it’s clear that we need informed perspectives and thoughtful conversation. But, who will lead the conversation? Faith Today senior editors Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller are stepping up to offer a trustworthy, accessible place for Christians to better navigate the intersection of their faith, culture, and current events. 

Faith Today Magazine Faith Today has been at the centre of Canada’s Christian conversation since 1983, equipping readers from across more than 45 denominations with expert research and insight into Canadian culture, Christian life, and ministry. 

To serve even more readers, in May 2020 Faith Today removed subscription fees for Canadian residents, while not compromising on quality or content. 

This decision reflects Faith Today’s commitment to sharing insight, practical wisdom and experiences that spark reflection and conversation among Canadian Christians. From articles focusing on why church still matters, to issues like assisted dying and QAnon, to topics like how hospitality is evangelism, Faith Today equips readers to engage challenging topics facing the Christian faithful. 

Leading the charge on these conversations are Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller, veteran editors relentlessly focused on excellent journalism about topics that matter to Canadians across the spectrum of Christian traditions.

“These are tough topics, but we must be able to engage them thoughtfully,” says Stiller. “We will take them on, sharing biblically informed perspectives in an encouraging, respectful, and curious way to help our audience step away from the sidelines, engage in tough conversations, and grow in their faith.” 

According to Fledderus, “Our goal is to invite readers to dig into today’s issues of culture and faith by drawing on the wisdom of Christians across Canada — Bible-reading, Spirit-led, thoughtful followers of Jesus. If you can picture Faith Today readers and Christian ministry experts, thinkers, and journalists across Canada sitting around a table to discuss, learn, and grow — that’s it.” 

Subscribers get six new print issues in their mailbox per year, plus 24/7 online access, making Canada’s Christian conversation more accessible than ever. To subscribe, click here: https://www.faithtoday.ca/Subscribe-FT-LIM

For more information, or to schedule an interview with Bill Fledderus or Karen Stiller, contact Shannon Mischuk, shannon@grafmartin.com or 519-342-3703

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About Faith Today 

Faith Today Faith Today is Canada’s Christian magazine, the leading national hub of information and connection for Canada’s estimated four million evangelical Christians. It connects, informs, and profiles Christians across all national Protestant traditions, equipping readers with expert research and insight into Canadian culture, Christian life, and ministry. Since 1983, Faith Today has delivered trustworthy journalism on a wide range of key issues, providing news, profiles, analysis, opinions, book and music reviews, and practical how-to articles. Faith Today is published by The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, the national association of Evangelicals in Canada and the Canadian regional member of the World Evangelical Alliance. You can learn about the history of Faith Today at www.TheEFC.ca/FaithToday30. Faith Today‘s daily social media and bimonthly magazines are produced by senior editors Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller and designer Janice Van Eck, together with a team of writers and contributors across Canada, overseen by executive vice-president David Guretzki.

About Bill Fledderus

Bill FledderusBill Fledderus is a senior editor at Faith Today and edits websites for its publisher, The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, where he also serves in a variety of other communications management roles. He has worked there since 1996. Bill has been teaching journalism and other writing courses for 20 years, including a series at Redeemer University since 2007. 

Bill loves networking with other Christians in the literary and publishing worlds. He is past president of the Canadian Christian Communicators Association (www.christiancommunicators.ca) and has taught workshops at its conferences on digital publishing. Bill has been involved with The Word Guild (www.thewordguild.com), an association of writers and editors who are Christian, since before its founding in 2001. (The organization has roots in a series of EFC writer’s conference called God Uses Ink.)

He earned a master’s degree in English, specializing in creative writing, from the University of Alberta and a one-semester diploma from the Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne. He is fluent in French and loves connecting with francophone Christians in Québec and elsewhere. He has lived in Edmonton, Montréal, Oshawa, Markham, London (Ont.) and now Hamilton. He’s married with two young adult sons.

About Karen Stiller 

Karen Stiller

Karen Stiller is the author of The Minister’s Wife: A memoir of faith, doubt, friendship, loneliness, forgiveness and more (Tyndale House, 2020) and a writer whose work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, The Walrus, ChristianityToday.com and other publications. She is a senior editor of Faith Today magazine and hosts the Faith Today Podcast. 

Stiller is co-author of Craft, Cost & Call: How to Build a Life as a Christian Writer (Friesen Press, 2019) and other titles exploring the role of the Church in Canada and the world. She moderates the annual Religion and Society series at the University of Toronto, a debate series between leading atheists and theologians that seeks to generate critical conversations on matters of faith, society, and public interest. 

Stiller has a degree in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, a communications certificate from Tyndale University College & Seminary, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from University of King’s College, Dalhousie. She is married to Brent, an Anglican priest. They live in Ottawa and they have three grown children. 

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