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Mark sits down with Toronto Jesus-followers - artists, pastors, authors, professors, musicians, and executives - who tell their stories and collaborate to shape God, faith, and our response to the divine.

Mark sits down with Toronto Jesus-followers - artists, pastors, authors, professors, musicians, and executives - who tell their stories and collaborate to shape God, faith, and our response to the divine.
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Toronto, Canada

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Mark sits down with Toronto Jesus-followers - artists, pastors, authors, professors, musicians, and executives - who tell their stories and collaborate to shape God, faith, and our response to the divine.

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@wikigodpod

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English


Episodes

Episode 86) David Fitch @ Toronto Theology Pub

11/15/2016
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In this special WikiGod bonus episode, David Fitch wikiis God with us about his new book, Faithful Presence: Seven Disciplines That Shape the Church for Mission. David talks about how the world is longing for presence and how God wants to be present by the church. But that means Jesus-people need a practice to make space for the presence of God as we become present to others. There are seven disciplines to make this a possibility - disciplines that can be cultivated in all the circles...

Duration:01:13:59

Episode 85b) "...By Building Up the Social Fabric of Our Neighbourhood."

9/5/2016
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In this, the last weekly episode after 100 consecutive weeks over 2 years, Mark reviews the journey of the WikiGod Project, and walks through his key "personal waypoints" that led from "there" to "here." You'll hear about: Exponential 2015 and Michael Frost's “live a questionable life'”Hugh Halter and "my house as a missional outpost;”Karen Wilk and “don’t invite them to church;”John Fuder and “your neighbourhood person of peace;”Bivo Conference in Denver and “the power of working and...

Duration:00:40:57

Episode 85) Guest: Brett McBride

8/29/2016
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This week, we wiki God with Brett McBride, Lead Pastor of The Peoples Church and former Executive Director of Urban Promise Toronto. Brett talks to Mark about: "People live their lives in the neighbourhood. And we're emphasizing to each of us as members of this community, 'You don't need to leave your home, your street, and drive here so you can do ministry. Your ministry is where [God] has planted you to live, work, play, and enjoy life. We want to equip and learn together what it means...

Duration:01:13:58

Episode 84b) Where We Live and Move and Have Our Being

8/22/2016
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Stop me if you've heard this: Is there another way to think about prayer? Inspired by last week's Anne Woolger's account of prayer in the creation of Matthew House, this week Mark talks about God as the one "in whom we live and move and have our being" (Paul quoting the philosopher Epimenides), how God is not a removed "genie" up in the dome above us but rather thicker than the molecular realm all around us, and how prayer closes a loop in our partnership with a God who needs...

Duration:00:44:29

Episode 83b) Choosing What God is Like

8/8/2016
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This week, Mark reflects on a theological throwdown that happened on his Facebook wall this past week and wonders about how everything we say of God can be met with opposition from very smart and spiritual friends. Then he references an article by Dr. Daniel Kirk (Use Your Imagination...) to discuss how Stay Connected Join the mailing list to get the new weekly Monday WikiGod digest and a transcript of the guest quotes for every interview episode! "Like" WikiGod to get updates on...

Duration:00:29:26

Episode 83) Guest: Michael W. Smith

8/1/2016
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This week, Mark wikiis God with Michael W. Smith, prolific musical artist and winner of three Grammy Awards, an AMA Award, and 45 Dove Awards. He also has recorded 31 No. 1 hit songs, fourteen gold albums, and five platinum albums. Michael phones in from Tennessee and talks to Mark about: For a free resource - a transcript of the each upcoming guest-episode's quotes - head over to www.wikigodpod.com/mailinglist! Follow Up This Week's Guest Check out what Michael is up to:...

Duration:01:10:18

Episode 82b) We Experience Data and Interpret Experience

7/25/2016
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This week, Mark takes on the subjectivity of the previous B-side's claim that "I can only believe in a God I like," and challenges us to think about the God we believe in through the lens of data, experience, and interpretation. You'll hear about: Stay Connected Join the mailing list to get the new weekly Monday WikiGod digest and a transcript of the guest quotes for every interview episode! "Like" WikiGod to get updates on Facebook. Follow WikiGod on Twitter. Leave a voice...

Duration:00:32:21

Episode 81) Guest: Dion Oxford

7/18/2016
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This week, Mark wikiis God with Dion Oxford, longtime Toronto anti-poverty advocate and founder of The Salvation Army Gateway downtown men's shelter and Causeway. Dion talks to Mark about: For a free resource - a transcript of the each upcoming guest-episode's quotes - head over to www.wikigodpod.com/mailinglist! Follow Up This Week's Guest Read Dion's blog: dionoxford.com/ Get involved at The Salvation Army Gateway: thegateway.ca/ Get involved with Causeway:...

Duration:01:24:20

Episode 81b) I Can Only Believe in a God I Like

7/11/2016
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This week, Mark makes the observation: a person who believes in God has to be mostly-to-completely satisfied with the God he or she believes in. Put another way: a person will generally not worship and/or be devoted to an unlikeable God. Well, if I only believe in a God I like, then that means: Stay Connected Join the mailing list to get the new weekly Monday WikiGod digest and a transcript of the guest quotes for every interview episode! "Like" WikiGod to get updates on...

Duration:00:32:55

Episode 81) Dr. Jerry L. Martin

7/4/2016
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This week, Mark sits down for WikiGod's first ever over-the-phone, non-Torontonian interview. Dr. Jerry L. Martin is the author of God: An Autobiography, as told to a philosopher. Jerry talks to Mark about: For a free resource - a transcript of the each upcoming guest-episode's quotes - head over to www.wikigodpod.com/mailinglist! Follow Up This Week's Guest Explore Jerry's website: http://godanautobiography.com/ Drop in on the Theology Without Walls forum:...

Duration:01:19:43

Episode 80b) "Miracles" and Our Accidental Theism

6/27/2016
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This week, Mark rather giddily fields a voicemail sent through the website. Evie asks how the third perspective of God's power in Episode 79b - the "limited view" of God - deals with accounts of miracles and Jesus' resurrection in the Scriptures, and what that means for how Scripture itself is regarded in this view. Mark shares: Stay Connected Join the mailing list to get the new weekly Monday WikiGod digest and a transcript of the guest quotes for every interview episode! "Like"...

Duration:00:41:29

Episode 80) Guest: Joanna la Fleur

6/20/2016
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This week, Mark sits down with Joanna la Fleur, Director of Creative Communications at C4 Church. Among many insights, you'll learn about: For a free resource - a transcript of the each upcoming guest-episode's quotes - head over to www.wikigodpod.com/mailinglist! Follow Up This Week's Guest See Joanna's work on her website: http://joannalafleur.com See Joanna on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joannalafleur Follow Joanna on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoannalaFleur See...

Duration:01:08:03

Episode 79b) Our (Unlimited?/Self-Limited?/Limited?) God

6/13/2016
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This week, Mark recalls his interview with Dr. John Neufeld and how it came about, highlighting the positive regard that emerges when meeting and discussing face-to-face rather than merely blogging or podcasting about someone or about an opposing viewpoint. Then, as promised, Mark provides a brief survey of the three views of God's power. You'll learn about the three theological perspectives that hold that: Stay Connected Join the mailing list to get the new weekly Monday WikiGod...

Duration:00:39:04

Episode 79) Guest: Dr. John Neufeld

6/6/2016
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This week, Mark sits down with 30-year minister and Back to the Bible Canada's Bible teacher, Dr. John Neufeld. Arranged by FaithStrongToday, their conversation illustrates how believers on opposite ends of the theological spectrum can amicably dialogue, listen, and learn from each other's perspectives. You'll hear John talk about: For a free resource - a transcript of the each upcoming guest-episode's quotes - head over to www.wikigodpod.com/mailinglist! Follow Up This Week's...

Duration:01:23:12

Episode 78b) I See, I Feel, I Learn

5/30/2016
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There has been a lot of feedback and encouragement around Mark'srecent reconciliation incident discussed in Episode 77b). So this week, Mark reflectsfurther and sharesthe method he used to bring it about - to "put myoffender in my shoes" for a few minutes. You'll learn about: thedifference between "wanting him to feel how I felt" and "wanting him to feel what I felt," why it's important to circumvent the "left, logic brain" in writing a victim impact statement, how to create a three-part,...

Duration:00:25:51

Episode 78) Guest: Paul Bettings

5/23/2016
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This week, Mark sits down with non-profit freelance photographer and entrepreneur Paul Bettings. Among many insights, you'll learn about: how a teenager discovered his passion when he least expected it, overcoming obstacles to achieve innovative and fulfilling goals, the ongoing faith challenges presented by a negative church upbringing, how introversion is a strength when acknowledged and embraced, how a serious photographerhones his craft to "get the shot," and comingto terms withthe...

Duration:01:18:03

Episode 77b) Don't Settle for Forgiveness

5/16/2016
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This week, Mark reflects on one of the monumental events to happen to him - and it was last weekend.Today's "B-side" explores themes of: using discernment about when to confront an abuser; the ways thatforgiveness is not the same as reconciliation; the importance of clarity around confrontation; how reconciliation is infinitely more rewarding than forgiveness. Get today's episode, and look forward to next week's Episode 78 with non-profit freelance photographer and entrepreneur Paul...

Duration:00:25:49

Episode 77) Guest: Eternia

5/9/2016
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This week, Mark continues ourdive into Toronto's hip-hop scene when he sits down for a riveting chat with Juno-nominated rapper and hip-hop artist Eternia. You'll learn about: how a young girl discovered her passion and "went pro;" navigating the complexities of a broken home and reconstructing broken relationships; how early impressions of God can keep us out of -and then ultimately lead us back to - deepfaith; the power and subjectivity of a prayer experience and a God who pursues; the...

Duration:01:16:56

76b) Not Knowing Builds Community

5/2/2016
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It's the first episode of the new "B-sides" format! This week, Mark reflects on last week'sconversation with Darrell Winger.Today's "B-side" explores the themes of: intellectual humility, how the possibility of "not knowing" is the prerequisite for deep listening, why Jesus wanted churches and Christians to be interdependent, and how, ultimately, needing and not knowing are the foundation of community. Get today's episode, and look forward to next week's Episode 77 with Juno-nominated...

Duration:00:26:43

Episode 76) New Transcripts & "B-Sides" | Guest: Darrell Winger

4/25/2016
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This week, Mark delivers his final preamble to an interview episode, announcinga return to weekly episodes - one week devoted to the guest interview ("interview episode") and the next week to Mark's thoughts and reflections on the conversation +the input of listeners like you via email, Twitter, Facebook, the Speakpipe, of the comment section(the "B-Side episode"). Join the mailing list to get the new weekly Monday WikiGod digest and a transcript of the guest quotes for every interview...

Duration:01:18:09

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