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    Salvation Army Magazines Receive 10 Canadian Church Press Awards

    The Canadian Church Press presents six awards to Salvationist magazine and four to Faith & Friends magazine. May 5, 2011
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    At the 2011 Canadian Church Press Awards, The Salvation Army's Salvationist and Faith & Friends magazines were recognized for excellence. Salvationist received six awards, and Faith & Friends four awards.



     

    Salvationist


     
    Opinion Piece
    Second Place


    Don't Bet On It (May 2010)
    Author: Major Fred Ash
    Editor: John McAlister

    Judge's comments:
    "The introduction uses powerful and personal imagery, a scene that on the surface seems so innocent but is, in fact, anything but. I felt like I was sitting next to Major Ash as he watched this elderly lady go through her lottery ritual. From there, he built a solid, factual argument, unique from so many of the anti-gambling missives we see in other publications. Good storytelling -- real and relevant."
     
    Theological Reflection
    Second Place


    Second Class Scripture (August 2010)
    Author: Dr. Donald Burke
    Editors: John McAlister/Geoff Moulton

    Judge's comments:
    "This is a clear, well-explained and powerful defence of the Old Testament. Dr. Burke provides several sound reasons why the Old Testament deserves a more central place in contemporary Christian life and worship. The sidebar tips for reading the Old Testament and resources for further study are excellently inviting."
     
    Biblical Interpretation
    Second Place


    Suffering Saviour (April 2010)
    Author: Major Ray Harris
    Editors: John McAlister/Geoff Moulton

    Judge's comments:
    "The quotes attributed to Jesus containing the compelling word 'must' are presented like sledge hammer blows, pounding home the point that Jesus 'was shaped by obligation, not entitlement.' It is from there that Major Harris develops the theme that the way the church is mobilized is through overwhelming senses of responsibility."
     
    Department
    Third Place


    Point Counterpoint: Building Up The Temple (January 2010), High Stakes (February 2010), Under Pressure (November 2010)
    Authors: Lieutenant Peter Lublink, Major Bob Armstrong, Rob Perry, Captain Rick Zelinsky, Peter Koehnen and Bruce Ivany
    Editors: John McAlister/Geoff Moulton
     
    Interview
    Third Place


    In The Public Eye: Interview with Andrew Grenville (August 2010)
    Interviewer and Editor: John McAlister

    Judge's comments:
    "Excellent, thoughtful interview."
     
    Colour Photo Spread
    Second Place


    Rebuilding Lives: Photo essay on Haiti relief (March 2010)
    Photographer: Jeremy Watt
    Editor: John McAlister
    Designer: Timothy Cheng

    Judge's comments:
    "The photos tell a strong story in an effective way. Great variety of panoramic to detail shots."
     


     

    Faith & Friends


     
    General Excellence
    Second Place


    October 2010 / November 2010 / December 2010
    Editor: Ken Ramstead
    Designer: Brandon Laird

    Judge's comments:
    "As an outreach publication of The Salvation Army, Faith & Friends is most effective. The covers have appealing and colourful images and the article titles promise exciting reading. The 'handy' size is a real plus. A well-written piece can be found in every issue. References to the periodical emphasize the abundant life concept -- the other side of The Salvation Army's reputation for serving the poor and hungry so compellingly. The publication successfully projects a fuller image of Salvation Army reality than one of drums, brass and military-style uniforms -- the one that most of us have of this illustrious denomination."
     
    Biographical Profile
    First Place


    A League Of Their Own (October 2010)
    Author: Jayne Thurber-Smith
    Editor: Ken Ramstead

    Judge's comments:
    "Compelling story. Well written."
     
    Media Reviews
    Third Place


    Alien Nation (April 2010) / Blessed Are The Gleeful (September 2010) / The Undiscovered Country (November 2010)
    Authors: Geoff Moulton, Jayne Thurber-Smith
    Editor: Ken Ramstead

    Judge's comments:
    "Each of these pop culture take-outs on mainstream television and film offers a critical assessment through the lens of Christianity, giving the reader something they can't get from their daily newspaper or Entertainment Weekly. The writing is flawless and engaging."
     
    Colour Photo
    Third Place


    On Board (July 2010)
    Photographer: Noah Hamilton
    Editor: Ken Ramstead
    Designer: Brandon Laird

    Judge's comments:
    "This image [of Bethany Hamilton surfing] is truly remarkable. Surprises the reader and shows well what the whole story is about."
     
    All 2010 issues of Salvationist magazine have been archived online. Click here to view them.

    Comment

    On Saturday, May 7, 2011, Peter McGuigan said:

    Congratulations on the awards. Excellent news. Lots of hard work, but also inspiration and skill, no doubt. God bless your ministry.

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