Give me patience to listen well. Please!

Last Sunday, as I did my volunteer task of signing people into in-person worship in the last days of covid-related restrictions, I found myself listening to a parishioner who stood near me for close to an hour, telling me stories about his life.

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About 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), a senior editor of Faith Today magazine, and hosts The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Podcast. She is co-author of Craft, Cost & Call: How to Build a Life as a Christian Writer (Friesen Press, 2019); Shifting Stats Shaking the Church: 40 Canadian Churches Respond (2015), Going Missional (2012); and editor of Evangelicals Around the World: a global handbook for the 20th century (Thomas Nelson, 2015), and The Lord’s Prayer (Wipf & Stock, 2015), by faculty at the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College). Stiller 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. Karen is married to Brent Stiller, a priest with the Anglican Church in North America. They live in Ottawa and have three adult children, Erik, Holly and Thomas. Stiller has a Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, a communications certificate from Tyndale University College & Seminary, and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction from University of King’s College, Dalhousie. Stiller holds an honorary doctorate from Providence University and is an honorary alumna at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.

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