The Faith Today Podcast-Conversation inspired by Canada's Christian magazine. The podcast features interviews with Canadian Christians as they sort through the pressing issues of the day and topics like spiritual growth and health, other religions, religious freedom, vocation, and tough questions of faith and living in contemporary society.
All Things Reconciled: Reconciliation in my Life - Series 2 - Episode 3
Reconciliation, at the core of the Gospel and mission of God in the world, intersects with the experiences we all live. Jeanette Bohm and Phil Wagler wrestle with the hope of reconciliation in their own stories and desire to be increasingly reconcilers in the world.
All Things Reconciled: Reconciliation in the Life of Church, Society, Family & Creation - S2Ep2
How does reconciliation move beyond ideas and even theologies to the practical everyday realities of society, politics, church life, family and creation care? Johannes Reimer, Director of the World Evangelical Alliance’s Public Engagement Department, unpacks the practical ways reconciliation impacts every area of life.
All Things Reconciled: The Johannes Reimer Story - Series 2 - Episode 1
Can the life of an angry prisoner really be transformed into a witness of God’s reconciling mission? Johannes Reimer, Director of the World Evangelical Alliance’s Public Engagement Department, reveals how his life from unlikely beginnings became precisely that.
Mental health and the church - Episode 205
How can the Church do better with mental health? That is a big and important question these days. Daniel Whitehead is our guest, CEO of Vancouver-based Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries.
Sanctuary equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Most recently that has meant the launch of the Sanctuary Course, an online, video-based study for small groups, designed to raise awareness and start conversations in local churches regarding mental health.
In this conversation Daniel shares his own journey with mental health and the Church, and casts a beautiful vision for all the Church could be.
Find out more about Sanctuary: https://sanctuarymentalhealth.org
Find out more about the course: https://sanctuarymentalhealth.org/sanctuary-course/
Parenting Faith - Episode 204
How can parents best help their children grow in their faith? How can churches best support the parents?
We're at a funny moment right now. Some of us have gone back to church in person, lots of us haven't. We're all busy. We all want the best for our children and for them to come to a living and lifelong faith in Jesus. The latest EFC-led partner-built research study will be released this spring. It digs into how parents see their roles in the faith formation of their children, how they work that out in the midst of busy lives and what role the local church plays. Some of that research will surprise you.
Lesli van Milligen is Canadian Director Congregational Ministry & Team Lead for Regional Catalyzers of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. She joins Karen Stiller to offer encouragement and insights for parents and churches alike.
We are offering courage for caregivers with Marjorie Thompson - Episode 203
Have you ever wondered if you'd have what it takes to care for a loved one when called upon?
Life is full of caregiving surprises, and sometimes more is asked of us than we think we can give. Marjorie J. Thompson has reassuring and encouraging words for us as we dig into the spirituality of caregiving.
Author of the recently released Courage for Caregivers: Sustenance for the Journey in Company with Henri J.M. Nouwen ( IVP, 2022) Marjorie answered our questions about how to be brave and how to be real when things get tough with caregiving. We're so grateful for this interview. Be sure to watch a snippet with Marjorie on Faith Today TV at www.faithtoday.ca.
Marjorie Thompson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA. She is a teacher, writer and retreat leader who mentored under Henri J.M.Nouwen.
Enjoying Karen Stiller’s interviews
Karen Stiller asks brave questions that get at the heart of our brokenness and gets insightful and thought-provoking answers.