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The Canadian Lutheran takes home awards at 2015 CCP ceremony

May 4, 2015 No Comment


TORONTOThe Canadian Lutheran received two awards at the 2015 Canadian Church Press (CCP) awards ceremony, held May 1 in Toronto. The awards recognize excellence in Christian magazine and newspaper publishing throughout Canada.

Hands-of-Mercy-webTaking home second place in the prized Feature (Magazine) category was Dr. L. Block for her article “Hands of Mercy” in the May/June 2014 issue of The Canadian Lutheran. The article addresses the topics of euthanasia and physician assisted suicide, bringing a Christian physician’s perspective to a topic currently under debate in Canada. Her argument? “We cannot show compassion by being the hands of death; we must instead be the hands of Christ.”

“This was a great piece, especially as it tugs at readers’ emotions,” the CCP judge wrote of Dr. Block’s article. “Original approach. I liked the opening: compelling and clearly told the reader what to expect. There’s also a clear statement of the issue just a few paragraphs later. Well-written. Good explanation of the issues.”

woman-of-faith-webAlso recognized at the CCP awards was Peggy Pedersen’s article “Woman of Faith—Katie Luther: Reformer’s Wife,” which took second place in the Biographical Profile (Magazine) category. Pedersen’s article highlights the life and faith of Martin Luther’s wife, a figure often overshadowed as a result of her husband’s towering legacy.

“So interesting!” the judge said. “I had never heard of this woman and yet she lived a remarkable life. Beautifully written and researched. Lovely structure.”

“It’s truly a joy to see our writers honoured in this way,” said Mathew Block, editor of The Canadian Lutheran. “We in Lutheran Church–Canada are blessed to have a number of gifted writers contributing to our magazine. It’s gratifying to see that excellence recognized publicly.”

The Canadian Lutheran is currently celebrating its 30th volume year since adopting a new regular format in 1985. It has won multiple awards over that thirty-year span.


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