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2013 Word Guild Awards Promise Tight Race for Top Prizes

May 09, 2013

The Word Guild’s annual Christian writing awards, which recognize Canadians who write from a Christian worldview, will be handed out at a gala event on June 12 in Mississauga, Ontario. This marks the twenty-fifth year of the awards celebration.

Regent College is well represented with entries in several categories by faculty members and alumni.

Once again, current student Carolyn Arends and faculty member John Stackhouse square off in the Column Series: Carolyn Arends for “In on the Joke of the Bible” and “Taste the Soup” (Christianity Today) and John Stackhouse for “Is Christianity the Only True Religion?” and “In the Public Interest” (Faith Today).

Former student Steve Bell is nominated in the Article—Inspirational/Devotional category for “The Shape of Things to Come” (Faith Today), and in the Song Lyrics category for “Oracles” (Signpost Music).

Former student and former staff member Karen Stiller is part of the Article—Long Feature category for “Hemorrhaging Faith: Why They're Leaving” (Faith Today). She is also nominated in the Article—Personal Experience category for “A Visit to the World’s Newest Country” (Faith Today).

And we have a number of faculty members vying for the top award in the Article—Long Feature category:

Bruce Hindmarsh for “‘The God of Nature and of Grace’: Early Evangelical Spirituality and Reflection on Nature” (Crux)
Diane Stinton for “Amani ya Juu (‘A Higher Peace’): African Refugee Women Living out Reconciliation in Nairobi” (Crux)
Rod Wilson for “Why Emotional Intelligence Is Missing in So Many Churches and Christian Institutions: Some Initial Thoughts” (Crux)

The gala is open to the general public. Tickets are available at the door for $25.00 and online. For more information visit the Word Guild website

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