Longing for joy with author Alastair Sterne - Ep 230
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
6d ago
Are you predisposed to grumpiness? Does joy feel like an elusive dream? B.C.-based author Alastair Sterne leads us through a contemplation of joy that is theological and practical. As it turns out, gratitude journals work! So does thoughtfully pursuing moments of joy in our daily lives and paying attention. Sterne has a book releasing in October 2024 called Longing for Joy: An Invitation into the Goodness and Beauty of Life, but today you get a sneak peak at some of what joy that book might bring. Sterne also wrote our magazine's May/June cover essay, available in French and English at https ..read more
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CIC Jon Festival
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
3w ago
Guest host Sammy Kyereme talks with Israel Gimba, leader of Dunamis Army, about the heart of the ministry, how Ignite Saturdays are facilitated and strategy on how to bring together a united gathering for young Christians. Dunamis Army is behind the worship band, Dunamis District and Christian music festival, JON (Jesus of Nazareth) festival, based in Ottawa, Ontario. The festival, which drew thousands together to worship Jesus, was held on October 15th, 2023, and will be an annual undertaking. To connect with Israel, or find out more about Dunamis Army, Dunamis District and JON Festival visit ..read more
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How is your mental health? - Ep228
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
1M ago
Welcome to a quiet and gentle conversation about mental health. Dr. Vivette Henry, a clinical psychologist and assistant professor of psychology at Toronto's Tyndale University, walks us through how to stay in touch with our own wellness, people in the Bible who struggled and what helps us all keep on keeping on ..read more
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How do we love our neighbour when they've survived trauma
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
1M ago
Brenton Diaz is a trauma therapist in Ontario who works with people who have trauma history including coming from communities where there has been genocide. He serves as the coordinator of the Newcomers' Health and Well-being Program at a charitable community health organization north of Toronto. He teaches on trauma at Tyndale University in Toronto and abroad including Lithuania, Ukraine, Kenya and Malawi, and Ethiopia. He also teaches in the social work departments at two Toronto-area universities. He and his wife Christy volunteer with The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, consulting and te ..read more
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The heart and soul of a pastor - Ep 226
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
2M ago
How do pastors keep their hearts and souls healthy? That sounds like a huge topic, but with theologian Ross Hastings leading the way, we kind of did it. Hastings wrote Pastoral Ethics: Moral Formation as Life in the Trinity. We dive into that and then just keep going. If you wonder what pastors really need and how they can nurture it, you will find Ross' insights both challenging and beautiful. Read about Ross Hastings, including a book list: https://www.regent-college.edu/faculty/full-time/ross-hastings ..read more
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A chat with the writers of the groundbreaking Jesus drama "The Chosen"
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
3M ago
The most successful crowdfunded TV series of all time has been watched 600 MILLION PLUS times across tons of apps, has 10 MILLION social media followers, and has made its way onto major platforms like Peacock, Amazon Prime, Netflix and the CW. Creator/Director, Dallas Jenkins, has been named one of the Top 50 Showrunners in 2023 by The Hollywood Reporter. PLUS, The Chosen was granted an extension from SAG-AFTRA, making it one of the few NEW scripted shows to air in 2024. AND, 8 hours after the S4 trailer dropped, it skyrocketed to #2 on YouTube! Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch ..read more
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Bob Stenhouse and Randal Rauser
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
3M ago
We've heard about third party investigators into church, seminary or ministry organization abuse scandals, and now we get to hear directly from two investigators about what happens during an investigation, how they carry out their work, and why they feel called to do it. Bob Stenhouse is CEO of Veritas Solutions who brings years of policing experience to his role leading Veritas, which conducts approximately 200 workplace and human rights investigations each year. They also train companies on how to prevent abuse and respond well when it does occur. Randal Rauser is Director of Faith Based Org ..read more
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Responding to abuse allegations in seminaries and churches
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
4M ago
We are all weary of abuse rocking our churches, seminaries and ministry organizations. Offences range from sexual abuse to bullying and harassment. Our guest Lydia Fawcett brings years of experience in social work and more recently in abuse prevention with the Mennonite Central Committee. She helps us understand what abuse looks like and feels like, and what a healthy culture in our faith communities looks like and feels like. Plus, if you grew up believing Bathsheba was the one in the wrong, you're in good company. You won't want to miss this conversation. Learn about the Abuse Awareness and ..read more
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Single in the Church? We have a podcast episode for you
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
5M ago
"What if singleness is a life to be lived, and not a problem to be solved?" writes Karissa Sovdi, in a recent Faith Today article exploring singleness in the Church. In this podcast, Karissa, an author, counsellor and facilitator from Victoria, B.C., is joined by Calgary's Barry Danyluk, executive director of SEE Global, a ministry that equips the Church on issues related to singleness, and author of several books on singleness. Karissa, Barry and Karen Stiller have a wide-ranging conversation about singleness and sexuality -- and offer some varied opinions -- what singles can offer to the tra ..read more
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What true inclusion looks like
The Faith Today Podcast
by Faith Today
5M ago
What does it mean for the church to truly welcome and include people who live with disabilities? How do we all grow stronger when everyone feels at home and valued? Faith Today's Ilana Reimer, also editor of Love is Moving magazine, interviews Janet Noel-Annable, CEO of Karis Disability Services (formerly Christian Horizons). Find out more about Karis: https://christianhorizons.org ..read more
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