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This is a podcast produced by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

This is a podcast produced by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.
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Canada

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This is a podcast produced by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

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English

Contact:

306.352.1651


Episodes

TF65: "Spiritual Not Religious" or "I don't think that word means what you think it means"

12/12/2017
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So you're sitting around the table at your up-coming Christmas Family Feast and right after grace, in between "pass the turkey" and "where's the cranberries?" your cousin Rene comments on how spiritual you are closing with "I'm spiritual, but not religious". How do you respond? Don't let fear and trepidation seal your lips. On this part 1 of 2 episodes of Thinking Faith, Eric and Brett will begin discussing what those words mean, and what they don't. We'll see just how much common ground you...

Duration: 00:35:55


TF64: We've Got Mail! Answering Your Questions About Books and Final Judgment

12/5/2017
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Mailbag episodes are one of our favorites to do. There's something really engaging and relational about engaging topics that an active listener has sent in. This week Eric and Brett take a look at a few of the emails they've received, answer a couple of quick ones, plan for future shows and then jump into one listener's questions about the last days and what the heck is up with Final Judgement?

Duration: 00:39:15


TF63: The Eucharist Part 3 - Remembrance and Anticipation

11/28/2017
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There's something unique and mysterious that happens whenever we remember anything. Our brains and our bodies have been gifted with this remarkable ability to radically return to the past and make it present to us right here and now. This week Eric and Brett conclude their three-part look at the theology of the Eucharist for Catechists and parents by discussing this very phenomenon and how God uses it as the centerpiece of this ultimate encounter with Jesus Christ. Everything old is new...

Duration: 00:33:54


TF62: The Eucharist Part Two - Meal and Sacrifice

11/21/2017
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This week Eric and Brett continue the discussion of the theology of the sacrament of the Eucharist for Catechists and parents. They'll look that the Eucharist as a meal and as a sacrifice and talk about why it's important not to emphasize one over the other and how each can actually help us understand the Eucharist in new ways. Hope you're hungry because we've got a feast for you on this week's Thinking Faith!

Duration: 00:28:34


TF61: The Eucharist Part 1

11/14/2017
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Continuing their series on Sacramental Preparation, Eric and Brett begin taking a look at the 'Source and Sumit of the whole Christian life' - the Eucharist. They examine the theme of Presence and Transformation discussing what we mean when we're speaking about the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the kinds of changes that do and do not happen. get your climbing gear on 'cuz we're headed right to the top of this one this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration: 00:31:53


TF60: Thinking About Baptism Part 2

11/7/2017
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Continuing their Sacramental preparation series Eric and Brett discuss some practical approaches to Baptism preparation with parents. They'll look at ways to introduce parents to the core story of our faith, and connect it to their daily lives and discuss the importance of fostering on-going, transformative encounters with Jesus Christ. Take the plunge and join the discussion on this week's Thinking Faith! Links we promised to give you this week; 90-Day Bible Reading Plan The Action Bible

Duration: 00:33:12


TF59: Happy Reformation Day! (Can Catholics Say That?)

10/31/2017
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On this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Eric and Brett welcome Archdiocese of Regina Ecumenical officer Nick Jessen into the studio to talk about how his office works towards Christian unity within the Archdiocese of Regina. We'll also discuss the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, global efforts among Christian Churches working towards unity and offer some tips on how Catholics can best commemorate the anniversary of an event that has had a major impact on Christians for the past...

Duration: 00:33:51


TF58: Thinking About Baptism Part 1

10/24/2017
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Continuing their series on sacramental preparations, Eric and Bret take time this week to discuss some of the basic theology underlying the sacrament of baptism. Specifically, they'll discuss the theme of death and resurrection - what we call the 'Pascal Mystery'. We'll discuss how Christ's dying and rising serves to 'unlock' themes of death and resurrection in the Old Testament and can help us to understand just what we are entering into when we are baptized and when we prepare to baptize...

Duration: 00:36:42


TF57: Behind the Scenes of the 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal with Denise Walsh

10/17/2017
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Eric and Brett sit down with Donor Services Coordinator Denise Walsh to take a peek behind the scenes of this year's 2017 "Hope, Born of Mercy" Archbishop's Annual Appeal. We'll discuss the purpose and goal of the Appeal, what you'll find in your Fall mailing (and why we do them), talk about the kinds of accountability and transparency that are built into Archbishop Appeal communications, and different ways to give. Best of all, we'll meet perhaps the most responsible and organized person...

Duration: 00:45:31


TF56: Teaching The Faith (Seriously - That's What Catechetics Means)

10/10/2017
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It's fine to speak about coaching families and adults, about accompanying and apprenticing others in the faith, but how does one actually do this? What does Catechesis - teaching the faith - look like for adults, for kids, for intergenerational families and parish groups? Eric and Brett discuss the challenges and share some practical tips this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration: 00:48:35


TF55: Hope, Born of Mercy - 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal Kick-off Event

10/3/2017
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This week Eric and Brett invite you to join them for the Archdiocese of Regina's 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal "Hope, Born of Mercy" kick-off event hosted by Our Lady of Peace Parish in Regina. They'll introduce you to some of our new seminarians, our newest priest, and some very special musical guests! Here's your chance to pop in your earbuds, turn up the volume and join men and women from across the diocese for an exciting evening of entertainment, fun and above all hope! And yes,...

Duration: 00:40:47


TF54: Sacraments For Kids Part 2

9/26/2017
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Last week Eric and Brett set the stage for faith formation in general, the great need to understand the internal faith-narrative of parents who show up to our sacramental preparations and the centrality of whole-family and parent faith formation in preparing children for receiving the sacraments. This week we continue the discussion looking at some of the practicalities around the whole family and especially parent formation and how to introduce adults to the basic stories of our faith....

Duration: 01:19:24


TF53: Sacraments For Kids Part 1

9/19/2017
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This week Eric and Brett begin an extended series on the intricacies of sacramental preparations for Kids and families. Over the coming weeks, we'll cover some sacramental basics, and zero in on the theory, theology and practical applications of each Sacrament from baptism through to Confirmation and First Eucharist. In this weeks episode, we'll examine the role of sacramental preparations in the evangelizing mission of a parish, we'll discuss Whole Family Catechesis and the need for...

Duration: 00:40:37


TF52: Summer Youth Leadership Camp with Michelle Braden

9/12/2017
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Happy Anniversary - To Us! Today marks the 1-year anniversary of Thinking Faith! The very first thing we want to do is shout out a Holy Spirit-sized THANK YOU to everyone who has been listening, sharing and telling friends, family, and coworkers about the show over the past year. We also want to extend a very special thank you to all of the parishes who so graciously give up valuable bulletin real estate to promoting the show each week. For our 52nd episode, we couldn't think of a better...

Duration: 00:56:43


TF51: I Know What You Did This Summer

9/5/2017
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Ok...Eric and Brett don't ACTUALLY know what you did this summer (they've agreed that stalking listeners is a very un-Catholic thing to do!). But a few people have been approaching and asking how they spent the summer months, so here it is. From getting ready for new deacons to writing books and playing super-spy at VBS camps they'll share all the terrifying details this week on Thinking Faith!

Duration: 00:55:45


TF50: "Cry Out With A Hundred Thousand Tongues" the Call of Evangelization

8/29/2017
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This week on Thinking Faith! We're talking about Evangelization! It's an exciting and new 'catch word' right now in Christian circles and for Catholics, it might seem as though this is kind of a new thing. We can be tempted to see it as just another one of those religious fads that may sound exciting for a bit but then just fade into the background when something a bit shinier and new comes along. Hopefully today we come to a deeper appreciation for the place of Evangelization within the...

Duration: 00:30:31


TF49: Answering The Cry Of The Poor (ANCOP)

8/22/2017
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This week on Thinking Faith! Brett and I are very happy to welcome a couple of guests into the studio with us today - Jerome Marcello and Chris Masaoay Of Couples For Christ's ANCOP organization. Couples for Christ is a Vatican-recognized Lay Apostolate group whose primary focus is providing families with small group-driven faith formation "From the womb to the grave". Part of this mission involves engaging families in missionary outreach which is accomplished through their Charitable...

Duration: 00:48:20


TF48: How To Be A Theologian

8/15/2017
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Welcome to another episode of Thinking Faith. This week we bring you another excerpt from a series of presentations Brett delivered awhile ago to the new seminarians of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. In this episode, Brett discusses the role and place of theology in the lives of all of the faithful, what might be called a 'universal call to theology'. This is a recognition that every human being who has ever wondered about their reason for being, their place in the universe, if there is a...

Duration: 00:37:16


TF47: Science And Creation - Can't They Just Get Along?

8/8/2017
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This week Eric and Brett take a look at the relationship between science, evolution and 'creationism'. The relationships between these three can often be a source of confusion for the average 'Catholic on the street', the average non-Catholic and atheists too. We'll try to clear things up while remaining as awesome as always. How awesome? Jesus and the disciples riding through Jerusalem on velociraptors awesome!

Duration: 00:47:08


TF46: Hospitality and Transforming Truth

8/1/2017
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This week Eric and Brett discuss the relationship between Hospitality and the Transforming Truth of the Gospel. Are name tag Sundays, handshakes at the door and coffee after Mass the 'magic bullets' of evangelization? Do we need to be wary of sharing the truth of the gospel for fear of scaring off potential seekers? We'll look at the place of an authentic Christian Hospitality in the Church's evangelizing mission and share a couple of our own transforming encounters with Jesus Christ....

Duration: 00:55:18

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