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.
Single in the Church? We have a podcast episode for you - Ep. 222
"What if singleness is a life to be lived, and not a problem to be solved?" writes Karissa Sovdi, in a recent Faith Today article exploring singleness in the Church. In this podcast, Karissa, an author, counsellor and facilitator from Victoria, B.C., is joined by Calgary's Barry Danyluk, executive director of SEE Global, a ministry that equips the Church on issues related to singleness, and author of several books on singleness. Karissa, Barry and Karen Stiller have a wide-ranging conversation about singleness and sexuality -- and offer some varied opinions -- what singles can offer to the traditional family model, and how our spiritual families are so much healthier when everyone is seen, heard and valued.
Read the Faith Today articles here: https://digital.faithtoday.ca/faithtoday/library/item/11122023/4146295/
Find out about SEE Global here: https://seeglobal.net
What true inclusion looks like - Ep. 221
What does it mean for the church to truly welcome and include people who live with disabilities? How do we all grow stronger when everyone feels at home and valued? Faith Today's Ilana Reimer, also editor of Love is Moving magazine, interviews Janet Noel-Annable, CEO of Karis Disability Services (formerly Christian Horizons).
Find out more about Karis: https://christianhorizons.org
The Longing of our Soul...and our longing for books - Ep. 220
Are you a book lover? Has Christian literature shaped your spiritual life? Jeff Crosby is an author himself, and president and CEO of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. He came to the ECPA from his position as publisher at IVP and brought with him years of experience within the Christian publishing industry.
Jeff speaks to Karen Stiller from the vantage point of an expansive view of the issues facing Christian publishing today, but also as author of the newly released book, The Language of the Soul: Meeting God in the Longings of our Heart, with other books lined up in the near future about music and about the role of spiritual reading in our lives.
More about The Language of the Soul: https://www.broadleafbooks.com/store/product/9781506480541/The-Language-of-the-Soul
Learn about the ECPA: https://www.ecpa.org
The story behind the new Mohawk translation of the Bible - Ep. 219
It's been a 200-year journey for a complete Mohawk translation of the Bible to find its way into the world. The first translation in the history of the Bible Society was the translation of the Gospel of John in Mohawk by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1804. In 1880, the four Gospels were translated by Sosé Onasakenrat of Kanesatake, In 2023, the Mohawk Bible is now complete, thanks to the tireless translation work of Onasakenrat's great grandson Harvey Satewas Gabriel.
Karen Stiller is joined by Phil Wagler, host of the All Things Reconciled Podcast, to speak with Bible translator Harvey Satewas Gabriel and Jeff Green, vice-president of Scripture translation at the Canadian Bible Society.
You will enjoy this warm, vulnerable and fascinating discussion that explores the power of language, the beauty of this family history of translation, and what projects like this bring to reconciliation.
Finding Light in the Darkness with Philip Yancey - Ep. 218
How do we navigate deep disappointment and grief, and keep our faith intact? Does God send tragedy our way to help us grow? Author Philip Yancey engages in conversation with Karen Stiller about holding onto God and others in our hardest moments.
Philip Yancey visited Canada recently on a speaking tour for Effect Hope, a charity that addresses neglected tropical diseases like leprosy. He is well suited for this work, as a beloved author fearlessly tackling big topics in his bestselling books, like Disappointment with God, Where is God When it Hurts?, and What's so Amazing About Grace, and an extremely transparent memoir Where the Light Fell.
Death is part of life, but euthanasia should not be - Ep. 217
FTP Ep. 217. Ephraim Radner is professor emeritus of historical theology at Wycliffe College in Toronto and author of "A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life" (Baylor, 2016). An Anglican cleric, he has served as a missionary in Burundi and Haiti, and
taught and pastored in the United States. He spoke with Faith Today’s Bill Fledderus
about death and birth, and why he views it essential for Christians to oppose medically
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.