In this issue, Making love matter(s) columnist Bonnie Pue digs deeper into meaningful relationships and Stephanie Massicotte tackles the difficult topic of how Christians can walk alongside people identifying as LGBTQ. You will find Christmas gift ideas from our list of ethical and sustainable Canadian stores, and several other articles that explore the larger purpose behind the Body of Christ and how the Church, though flawed, is beautiful and needs to be cared for.

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In our community

Sewing blankets and singing the Messiah by Jasmine Wiens

The happiest place on Earth by Jesse Kane (PRINT ONLY)

Looking for ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts?

Awakening by K.A.R.

Home sweet home by Elizabeth Duarte

Hope in a telescope by Abby Ciona (PRINT ONLY)

Preserving in faith by Rayo Adegoke

Food to friendship by Karla Hein

Mystery leads to liturgy by Taeryn Novak

Creativity nurtured in community by Shawn Naylor

Celebrating communion as a community by Matt V. Unger (ONLINE ONLY)

Presence matters by Emily Montesano (ONLINE ONLY)

Worshipping with our bodies by Bethany Brown (ONLINE ONLY)

Commenting on culture

Finer strokes: Becoming a patron of the arts by Josh Tiessen

Making love matter(s): Marriage material by Bonnie Pue

Body and soul: The bittersweet response to suffering by J.M. Bergman

Digging deeper: A holy-ish tension by Josiah Piett

Church of many cultures: Developing a right view of race by Andrea Nwabuike


Love is Moving Interview: Jervis Djokoto on musical worship and being vessels of renewal

Beyond polarization about women in the Church by Dagmar Morgan-Sinclair

Eyes to see the abundance of reality by Finney Premkumar

Loving our LGBTQ neighbours by Stephanie Massicotte

Reviews and lifestyle

Behind the screens: Cracks and curiosity in the magic kingdom by Steve Norton

Hymns & Soul, the Complete Journal, Mark Barlow; music review by Robbie Down (PRINT ONLY)

Let Be What Is: Poetry on the Ways God Breaks, Heals, and Shapes Us, Anna Michal; book review by Ruth Marie Paterson (PRINT ONLY)

Red Stuff, Mike Bonikowsky; book review by Ruth Marie Patterson (PRINT ONLY)

All Things New: Essays on Christianity, culture & the arts, Jeremy W. Johnston; book review by Phil Cotnoir (PRINT ONLY)

Staff picks: Check each issue to see what the Love Is Moving team has been reading and listening to (PRINT ONLY)