Faith aeffects

Joel Thiessen

An episode of Faith aeffects

By Ambrose University
Bernie and Mark, a historical theologian and a pastoral theologian, riff and banter about faith and life as they interview a colourful cast of thinkers and doers on what they're, well ..., thinking and doing, and why it matters.
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Joel Thiessen
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie talk to Dr. Joel Thiessen, Professor of Sociology at Ambrose University and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute. Have you ever wondered what makes a church thrive? Or wondered about the different data surrounding churches in Canada today? Have a listen to this vital and informative conversation. 
May 21, 2019
Lillian Daniel
In this episode, Mark & Bernie talk to Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel a preacher, teacher and writer from Iowa. Lillian discusses her latest book Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To  as well as When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is Not Enough. 
May 2, 2019
Keith Kitchen
In this episode, Mark and Bernie talk to Keith Kitchen, musician and worship pastor, about his thoughts on performance, what art is and how Christian art is defined. 
April 17, 2019
Brian Doerksen
In this episode, we are joined by  songwriter, recording artist, author, conference speaker and pastor Brian Doerksen. Brian’s songs are sung in faith communities around the world. Songs like ‘Come, now is the time to worship’, ‘Faithful One’, and ‘The River.’  Listen now as Brian discusses songwriting, his career and Christian music. 
March 27, 2019
John Van Sloten
In this episode John Van Sloten talks about the Theology of the new Calgary library in a way that will change how you think about your Faith and Life.
March 5, 2019
Dave Blundell
In our first episode we talk with Dave Blundell of Hungry for Life a non-profit organization that envisions a world transformed by a global movement of compassion and justice evidenced by the eradication of needless suffering. 
February 10, 2019
Mark & Bernie: Introductions
Let's get to know our podcast hosts  Mark Buchanan and Bernie Van De Walle. They also share about Bernie's strange obsession with visiting grave sights.  The Faith Effects podcast is sponsored by Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Where higher learning, meets higher purpose. Find out more at:
January 30, 2019
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