October’s Light and Life Magazine

What is Light and Life?

Light and Life is a monthly magazine published by Light and Life Communications, the communications department of the the Free Methodist Church. The magazine has a monthly print circulation of approximately 15,000. In April 2015, the magazine expanded to a larger size with both English and Spanish articles in a common edition using a flip format. The Spanish side of the magazine is titled Luz y Vida. Articles are also published online at http://fmcusa.org/lightandlifemag.  The online version is not in “magazine” format, but you will find the articles from the latest issue by scrolling down to “latest articles”.

Each issue of Light and Life focuses on a specific theme with a cohesive approach in which the articles complement each other and flow in a progression that takes the reader from discovery through personal application. The magazine offers compelling content with a uniquely Free Methodist emphasis designed to connect more than 110,000 people who attend Free Methodist Church – USA worship services each week. As a resource serving the local church, the magazine welcomes writers from outside of Free Methodism with relevant perspectives on an issue’s theme. We search for authors who write competently, provide clear information and employ contemporary style and illustrations. We publish well-written articles that are accessible to a wide range of readers. Articles must be consistent with the theology of the Free Methodist Church.

For additional information about the magazine go to http://fmcusa.org/lightandlifemag and select the “writers” link.

Synopsis of the October issue of

Light and Life

In the Openers section of the October issue, Kaylin Sallenback states, ‘Each time we learn something new, we begin to see the world and people a little differently —we have the opportunity to see the world and people as God sees them.”  This introduces us to the October theme – Lifelong learning.  In the feature article, David McKenna comments, “We need the term, ‘Christ-centered’ to distinguish the focal point that brings all learning together and holds it together as a seamless garment.”  In the Bishops’ section, Matthew Thomas declares, “If Jesus grew in wisdom or knowledge, we certainly must.”  Other articles include “The Pursuit of a Christ-centered Education” and “This one Thing.”

Would you like to read more?  Go to http://fmcusa.org/lightandlifemag/ and scroll down to the article that sparks your interest.  If you are not comfortable reading online, pick up a print copy in the lobby area at Eastside.  The October print issue also introduces you to colleges and universities associated with the Free Methodist Church. The print copy has an added advantage.  Turn it around and it is printed in Spanish.