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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

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306.352.1651


Episodes

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 in...

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


TF45: The Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program - A Homily from Archbishop Don Bolen

7/25/2017
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This week we have a special treat for your summer enjoyment - a homily by our Archbishop Donald Bolen delivered on June 10th at the 34th graduation Mass for our Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program! As you may or may not recall, host Eric Gurash has been coordinating this program for the past two years. It's a program that seeks to give an answer to a great need, expressed by Pope Francis for "well-trained lay people animated by a sincere faith...whose life has been touched by the...

Duration: 00:32:11


TF44: Thinking About NFP - Part 2

7/18/2017
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This week on 'Thinking Faith!', Eric and Brett continue their discussion of Natural Family Planning looking more closely at what NFP actually involves, the kinds of healthy conversations that it encourages couples to have in their relationship and we'll look at the potential NFP has for providing a surprising avenue of spiritual growth for couples and individuals. Due to the program content, you may not want to share this with your kids so find a quiet place or put your headphones on and...

Duration: 00:37:00


TF43: Thinking About NFP - Part 1

7/11/2017
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This week Eric and Brett begin a two-part series on Natural Family Planning. It's a topic that can result in interesting and animated conversations with family and friends and in parish groups. In the next two episodes, we'll make some distinctions and clarifications around what NFP is and isn't as well as our general attitudes towards family, relationships, and sexuality. Due to the program content, you may not want to share this with your kids so find a quiet place or put your headphones...

Duration: 00:43:24


TF42: Thinking About Annulments with Marriage Tribunal Case Instructor Joan Myers

7/4/2017
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This week Eric and Brett welcome Joan Myers from the Archdiocese of Regina's Marriage Tribunal office to discuss the marriage annulment process. We'll examine some of the most common misconceptions about annulments, and look at some of the nitty-gritty details about the process itself. We'll also be looking at the kinds of things couples can do even before the wedding day itself, to lay a solid foundation on which to build a lasting marriage. What to do before you say "I Do", and how to...

Duration: 00:50:06


TF41: Can We Say Anything Else About The Trinity?

6/27/2017
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Is the Trinity really an unfathomable mystery? Did we exhaust all our material last week? Does any of this have any real application to our daily lives? And what the heck is a Filioque...and if you've got one, is there a cure? These questions and more get answered in part two of our series on the Trinity - wherein we also quite intentionally ignore the fact that we've done only two episodes on...the Trinity. Also this week - your last chance to enter our book giveaway contest. Simply...

Duration: 00:49:44


TF40: Can We Say Anything About The Trinity?

6/20/2017
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We begin a two-part series on the Trinity this week on Thinking Faith! It's one of the most central doctrines of our Christian faith and can be found etched in our prayer, sacramental and liturgical lives and yet, it can be one of the most challenging doctrines for Christiane to speak about with others. This week we'll delve into the mystery that is the Trinity. We discuss what it actually means to call the Trinity a Mystery, we'll ask hard hitting questions like "Is God really a shamrock,...

Duration: 00:41:04


TF39: The God Of The Shack

6/13/2017
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The movie the Shack hit theaters mid-Lent and with it arose much discussion surrounding some of the feminine imagery - for God and the Holy Spirit - used in both the film and the book. Following on the tails of last week's 'Heresy' episode, this week Eric and Brett take a look at the kinds of language and images that can be used in reference to God. We regularly call God 'Father', can God be 'Mother' too? And what can we say about the Holy Spirit? We're playing the "Is it heresy?" game...

Duration: 00:52:01


TF38: Trying Not To Be Heretics

6/6/2017
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This week on Thinking Faith! Eric and Brett are trying their darndest to NOT be heretics. We'll look at what heresy is (and isn't) we'll talk about some common examples and share some tips on what to do if you think you've encountered a heretic in your midst! From Dominican video games to St. Nicholas punching Arius in the face, we'll see if our hapless hosts can avoid getting fired over this one!

Duration: 00:43:32

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