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 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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