Letter from the Editor

Joel Voth | Editor-in-Chief

The New Year is a great chance to set aside all the worries and stresses of the past year and replace them with positive thoughts and feelings.  A New Year also means new opportunities. Opportunities to make amends with those you may have hurt as well as an opportunity to forgive those who have hurt you.  It’s a chance to learn from your mistakes and to start fresh with a clean slate, while remembering to not allow failure to determine how we live. 


As an old saying goes, “Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and get back on the horse.”  The New Year is also a time to remember the amazing people we have in our lives and to reflect on lives that we have also lost. This is a chance to heal, to regroup from the pains of the past year. So with this positive focus in mind, I would like to say Happy New Year on behalf of the Crown and myself.  I wish you all healing, peace, forgiveness and most importantly, Christ’s love.


In this month’s publication, we have a lot of exciting articles for you to read.  Check out the article on Redeemer’s 2020 vision. Read about the steps Redeemer is taking to rebuild and reposition them in this changing economy.  Take a look at what’s happening in Hamilton this month as the Crown team to a trip to review the Coach and Lantern where we try their food and drink — it was a blast.  Read up on the article regarding Volkswagen, and how they are taking steps to correct their mistakes following their emissions scandal.  Be aware that February 1-7 is Eating Disorder Awareness Week and take a look at the article about this important issue as we prepare for that.  In addition, check out the article reporting on what’s happening in the ‘Wild West’ as Ammon Bundy and his fellow militiamen have taken a stand against the US Government.


Finally, we are still in need of students who are interested in writing for the Crown.  If you have a passion regarding topics and interests in your own personal life, studies, or in the world around us, please contact us; we’d love to hear from you.  If you disagree with articles in the Crown, I encourage and challenge you to write an article addressing your opposing opinion.  Article deadlines and information can be found on our website. If you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at thecrown@redeemer.ca