by Jim Hinch
Recent work in Guideposts shows the magazine’s diversity of voices and offers a more nuanced and realistic view of religion in America than featured in many media outlets. Oklahoma City writer Christy Johnson writes about rethinking her evangelical Christian views of sexuality after her daughter comes out as gay. I conclude Guideposts’ two-year series on addiction with reporting from Vancouver, Canada, home to one of North America’s worst drug problems and most innovative approaches to treatment. Duke University religion professor Kate Bowler writes about how a diagnosis of incurable cancer challenged and deepened her Christian faith. And a Christian pastor and Muslim imam in Peoria, Illinois write about their unexpected and at times controversial friendship.