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Afraid to die: When the devout experience intense fear at the end of life

9/18/2018
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Doug Koop is a spiritual health practitioner at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. He’s also a writer. Both of those vocations came together in a Faith Today magazine article about devout Christian people who experience an unexpected amount of fear or anxiety as they near death. We spoke to him about his research and his experiences with this reality.

Duration:00:15:19

Renegotiating Faith: An interview with Rick Hiemstra about the youth and faith research

9/11/2018
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Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation and What It Means for the Church in Canada, is a new body of research investigating the transition time when many Canadian youth leave the church. The research also provides simple strategies for how faith communities can help youth maintain a vital faith identity. In this podcast, Karen Stiller interviews head researcher Rick Hiemstra about what the research revealed, and what parents and churches can learn. To download the...

Duration:00:25:56

So much for Secular Canada allowing diversity

9/5/2018
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Dispatches from the Global Village By: Brian Stiller. Read the blog at: https://www.evangelicalfellowship.ca/Communications/Dispatches-from-Brian-Stiller/August-2018/So-much-for-Secular-Canada-allowing-diversity Trinity Western University, a Canadian liberal arts university, planned to open a law school as part of its vision to prepare Christians to serve in public and civic life. It wasn’t long before their plan triggered the ire of provincial law societies. In the end, this case ended up...

Duration:00:09:58

When sexual misconduct hits the Church

8/29/2018
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David Martin is executive minister of the Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and is an expert in dealing with issues of sexual misconduct within the Church. In this podcast, we explore the devastation wrought by this kind of transgression in the Church, the bare minimum protections required and how healing can best happen.

Duration:00:16:20

Trinity Western's Controversial Community Covenant - An interview with TWU President Bob Kuhn

8/17/2018
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Trinity Western University's decision to change the requirement for students to sign a community covenant was welcomed by some and met with dismay by others. TWU President Bob Kuhn joins us on the EFC podcast to explain why TWU made this decision, whether a law school is still in the works and what message he has for people wondering why TWU engaged in its legal battle, only to eventually change its requirement for students to sign the controversial community covenant.

Duration:00:20:09

Faith and Vocation: An Interview with Regent College professor and author Steve Garber

8/14/2018
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Steven Garber is Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College. Garber is an award-winning author and teacher who has spoken widely on the nexus of faith, vocation, and culture. He is author of the popular book Visions of Vocation and spoke with Karen Stiller in Vancouver about how what we do mixes together with our faith.

Duration:00:30:02

Healing churches: The hard path churches must walk through listening, confession and reconciliation

7/30/2018
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The Rev'd Dr Russ Parker is an author and healing and reconciliation expert. He has ministered in some of the world’s toughest spots, leading listening and forgiveness work. He is Director of 2Restore, helping churches resolve and heal legacies of unhealed stories and move forward in a renewed ability to flourish as God intends. Russ Parker was in Ottawa recently for a conference on healing churches. He references his appearance at St. Peter & St. Paul's Anglican Church in Ottawa during this...

Duration:00:45:29

Short term missions are good for whose soul?

6/26/2018
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The Canadian Missions Research Forum dug deep into how Canadian Christians do mission trips, and turned up some surprising finds, including who really benefits from short term trips. This podcast originally appeared as a Faith Today magazine article. Read it and more at: http://digital.faithtoday.ca/faithtoday/20170304?pg=40#pg40

Duration:00:07:59

Unpacking the TWU decision: An early response from Earl Phillips of TWU law school

6/15/2018
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Earl Phillips, director of TWU's hotly contested law school offers an early response to the June 15 Supreme Court of Canada decision. "We know who we serve. We can trust in God," says Phillips

Duration:00:10:04

The Ugly Truth About Human Trafficking In Canada

6/13/2018
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Paul Boge is author of the newly released book "The Truth About Human Trafficking in Canada." He takes readers behind the scenes of human trafficking in Canada, dispels myths and sheds light on the realities of the Canadian sex trade.

Duration:00:18:16

Did We Find Peace in Assisi

5/22/2018
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Dispatches from Brian Stiller: Did We Find Peace in Assisi? Peace is hard to come by. Ask John Kerry and his Russian equivalent Sergei Lavrov in their intermittent successes at finding a Syrian cease-fire. In the 20th century 231 million died in wars and conflicts. Even so Stewart Pinker (Harvard) said five years ago, “we may be living in the most peaceful era in our species’ existence,” followed by Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, one year later, that today our...

Duration:00:12:02

Voices from the National March For Life

5/11/2018
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This year's March for Life in Ottawa was met with loud counter-protests, but thousands of marchers made their way through Ottawa's downtown core nonetheless. Here are several voices from that March, including Angelina Steenstra, National Coordinator of Silent No More

Duration:00:12:11

When is a Heresy a Cult?

5/7/2018
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Dispatches from the Global Village By Brian Stiller Spiritual movements produce bizarre and often cult-like offshoots. Nowhere is this truer than in Brazil. The explosion of Christian faith in Latin America, and indeed in the world, occurs in an environment where ideas framed by hope, accelerate popularity of some giving influence to self-proclaimed prophets. The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is now a world phenomenon. Beginning in the 1970s, its founder Edir Macedo had come to...

Duration:00:08:57

Ministry in Canada’s Poorest Postal Code

5/7/2018
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By Julia Cheung Faith Today visits Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to understand what it is like to minister in this hard, hard place. Read this article and more at: http://digital.faithtoday.ca/faithtoday/20150910?pg=42#pg42

Duration:00:11:27

Interacting With Other World Religions

5/1/2018
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Interview with Mathew P John Mathew P John is the creator of an online course called Mosaic. He explains why it's important to understand other religions when we share our faith.

Duration:00:14:19

What Churches Are Learning From Refugees

4/25/2018
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BY MEAGAN GILLMORE Thousands of Canadian churches responded to the plight of Syrian refugees by becoming private sponsors for the first time. Here are three stories. Read this article and more at: http://digital.faithtoday.ca/faithtoday/20160910?pg=46#pg46

Duration:00:10:44

Help your kids embrace the faith

4/20/2018
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Trading in picture-perfect faith for authentic experience with Jesus BY REBECCA GREGOIRE LINDENBACH Patrick grew up in the perfect Christian family. His dad was on the elders’ board, his mom ran all the fundraisers, and the kids volunteered to help with summer camp community programs. They led small groups in their home, sent their children to youth conferences and did family devotions together at dinner. When Patrick went off to university, he got involved in drinking, drugs, sex and even...

Duration:00:07:23

Youth Inspire Me - Interview with Renee Embree

4/17/2018
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Renee Embree discusses youth culture today and plans in Atlantic Canada

Duration:00:18:57

The Humboldt Bronco Hockey Tragedy and how the Church can respond

4/13/2018
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An interview with Dave Wells, general superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC). He is also a sports chaplain, and served as Canadian chaplain for the Olympic Games for multiple years, most recently in 2016, the Pan Am Games and the Commonwealth Games where he joined us by Skype from Australia’s Gold Coast. Dave spoke with us about the Humboldt Hockey tragedy, the nature of chaplaincy work in times like this, and how faith and the Church can help in times of tragedy.

Duration:00:17:49

Sexual Ethics with Aimee Patterson

4/12/2018
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AIMEE PATTERSON PhD is a Christian ethics consultant with The Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg. She spoke to Faith Today about sexual ethics in the Church, what pastors need to watch for and the #metoo campaign. Read Aimee's Faith Today Article at: http://digital.faithtoday.ca/faithtoday/20180102/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1276036&app=false#articleId1276036

Duration:00:22:46