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Lutherans take home awards at 2016 Canadian Church Press Awards

May 2, 2016 No Comment

Articles by Rev. Dr. Edward Kettner Luther and Mathew Block won awards for The Canadian Lutheran at the 2016 Canadian Church Press Awards.

CANADA – The 2016 Canadian Church Press (CCP) awards ceremony was held April 29, 2016 in Toronto, and Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) members received three awards.

Rev. Dr. Edward Kettner’s article “Martin Luther: Father of the Reformation” (September/October 2015) received second place in the Biographical Profile – Magazine category. “This is a clear, beautifully structured, and elegantly written piece on the life and works of Martin Luther,” the CCP judge wrote in his comments. “Edward Kettner weaves facts about Luther’s scholarship, brushes with death, and his selfless life in an Augustinian order, as well as where he began to develop his belief in God’s forgiveness of sin in the blood of Christ. What particularly works in this article is the balance between descriptions of Luther’s life as a man and father, and his dedication to Christ.”

Also taking home an award was Mathew Block, editor of The Canadian Lutheran. Block received second place in the Letter from the Editor – Magazine category for his article “Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?” (January/February 2015). “This piece combines good writing with glimpses of the humanity and faith of the author,” said the judge. “The writing leads the reader to the place where the editor makes his announcement. Keeps the reader’s interest all the way.”


An article by Dr. Leah Block won an award for LWMLC’s Tapestry magazine at the 2016 Canadian Church Press Awards.

Tapestry, the national magazine of Lutheran Women’s Missionary League–Canada (an auxiliary of LCC) also received an award. Dr. Leah Block’s article “Medicine for the Weak” (Winter 2015) received third place in the category of Personal Reflection/First Person Account – Circulation Under 10,000 category. “A thoughtful and perceptive examination of the nature of communion and the idea behind the sacraments as medicine and healing,” the judge wrote. “The author displays a nice sense of mixing faith and medicine which has great potential for even more powerful writing.”



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