19 episodes

We live in an increasingly technological world, with advancements past generations never could have dreamed of. Yet, we feel increasingly isolated and without a sense of place in the world. Neighbourhoods no longer feel like home, and we don't always know why. Through reflections and interviews, the Suburban Vicar Podcast explores why communities are failing so many today and what we can do to make them more livable again.

The Suburban Vicar Podcast Rev. Stephen Silverthorne

    • Christianity
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

We live in an increasingly technological world, with advancements past generations never could have dreamed of. Yet, we feel increasingly isolated and without a sense of place in the world. Neighbourhoods no longer feel like home, and we don't always know why. Through reflections and interviews, the Suburban Vicar Podcast explores why communities are failing so many today and what we can do to make them more livable again.

    A Journal of the COVID Year - Part 2

    A Journal of the COVID Year - Part 2

    In this second of a 2-part episode, Fr. Stephen interviews local people who are facing our pandemic in different ways and in different circumstances.

    • 44 min
    A Journal of the COVID Year - Part 1

    A Journal of the COVID Year - Part 1

    We've all faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're aware of our own needs and what is helping us cope. Yet, we may not be as aware of the kinds of challenges people face in other walks of life, and how they are navigating the challenges of the quarantine. In this two-part episode, Fr. Stephen interviews local people who are facing our pandemic in different ways and in different circumstances.

    • 47 min
    Finding Greatness in Everyday Cooking

    Finding Greatness in Everyday Cooking

    This episode explores a way of finding beauty in everyday cooking, set forth in the book The Supper of the Lamb by Robert F. Capon. Today, Fr. Stephen talks to Amanda McGill about Capon's book and what it teaches us about seeing God in the little things we do everyday.

    • 34 min
    Faith in a Time of Quarantine

    Faith in a Time of Quarantine

    Faith in community is always challenging. But what about faith when a community is quarantined? Today, Fr. Stephen talks with Josh Wang about the current COVID quarantine. Josh is pastor of Renewal Church, which serves the community of Barrhaven. They discuss the quarantine, the effect it is having on home and church life, and what this experience is teaching them about faith, life and ministry.

    • 38 min
    The Art of Neighbouring

    The Art of Neighbouring

    In today's episode, Fr. Stephen talks with Dave Runyon on how to be a good neighbour. He talks about what being a good neighbour means, what some of the the challenges are, and why it's important. He also provides some valuable advice on how to take the first steps in helping your neighbourhood thrive.

    • 30 min
    How to Make a Plant Love You

    How to Make a Plant Love You

    Today's guest is Summer Rayne Oakes, author of How to Make a Plant Love You. She argues that plants are far more than pretty things to brighten up our homes. They are living beings, and for this reason invite us into a relationship of care.

    • 41 min

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mwhitt18 ,

The Suburban Vicar Podcast

Loving where you live, shopping locally, supporting our neighbourhood, and all of God’s Creation, The Suburban Vicar enthusiastically and intelligently interviews interesting people living and writing about interesting things. This podcast offers practical ways to live a good life where you are.

nicolecayer ,

Awesome Podcast!

Listened to the first podcast and I'm hooked already. Subscribed and ready for more :)

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