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Faith AEffects

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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Antipas Harris
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie dialogue with Antipas Harris, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Director of the Youth & Urban Renewal Center at Regent University.
June 11, 2021
Ray Aldred
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie dialogue with Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred, Director of Indigenous Studies Program at the Vancouver School of Theology. 
May 14, 2021
Steve Brown
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie talk with Steve Brown, author and North American President of Arrow Leadership, about Jesus-centered leadership. 
April 09, 2021
Vince Bacote
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie have a conversation with Vince Bacote, Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, about his book Reckoning with Race and Performing the Good News and about waking up to the realities in the world around us.
March 19, 2021
Preston Manning
In this episode, Mark and Bernie speak to Preston Manning, Canadian politician, about his recent letter to the Minister of Justice regarding the COVID restrictions in Canada. 
March 01, 2021
Michael Glerup
In the first episode of Season 2, Mark and Bernie interview Dr. Michael Glerup of Yale University who also serves as the Executive Director of the Project on Religious Freedom and Society in Africa, Executive Director of Early African Christianity, serves with the Oden House, and more. In this interview, we engage with early theology and our understanding of early Christian history. 
February 03, 2020
Ken Shigematsu
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie discuss thankfulness with Ken Shigematsu, Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver BC. Also, hear about Ken's ministry work. Ken received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, which is awarded to Canadians in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the country. He also received a World Vision Ken McMillan Hero for Children Award in 2017.
October 29, 2019
Jennifer Singh
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie speak to Dr. Jennifer Singh about her work with marginalized and vulnerable populations. Also in the episode, hear about some of Dr. Singh's upcoming lectures and workshops. 
September 27, 2019
Paul Brandt
In this episode of Faith AEffects, Mark and Bernie interview country music artist Paul Brandt about his career and his movement #NotInMyCity. Under Brandt's Buckspring Foundation, #NotInMyCity is raising awareness and taking action to prevent and end sexual exploitation and trafficking, focusing on children and youths.
August 27, 2019
Pete Scazzero
In this episode Mark and Bernie talk to author and pastor, Pete Scazzero. Pete is also the founder of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship ministry and course. Pete and the hosts discuss Pete's various ministries and how to define an emotionally healthy congregation.
July 23, 2019
Jared A. Brock
In this episode, we are joined by author and documentarian Jared Brock who is known for works such as A Year of Living Prayerfully, Red Light Green Light, and most recently The Road to Dawn. Jared shares about his work and the riveting behind-the-scenes info about how his books and documentaries came to be, as well as about some projects he is currently working on. 
June 25, 2019
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 02, 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 05, 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