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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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