38 episodes

The KAC podcast is meant to provide you excellent content that will equip you to follow Jesus well. These will be raw and authentic conversations, covering relevant and important topics pertaining to Kamloops Alliance Church and our mission, vision and values. We will cover relevant theological topics, cultural trends and commentary as well as provide you great resources and tools to apprentice Jesus. Pastor Chris host conversations with guests both from the larger church community, as well as our local community, to give their views and perspective.

KAC Podcast Kamloops Alliance Church

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The KAC podcast is meant to provide you excellent content that will equip you to follow Jesus well. These will be raw and authentic conversations, covering relevant and important topics pertaining to Kamloops Alliance Church and our mission, vision and values. We will cover relevant theological topics, cultural trends and commentary as well as provide you great resources and tools to apprentice Jesus. Pastor Chris host conversations with guests both from the larger church community, as well as our local community, to give their views and perspective.

    Responding to Your Questions - Chris Throness & Danielle Johnson

    Responding to Your Questions - Chris Throness & Danielle Johnson

    In this episode, Danielle Johnson will have a conversation with Chris Throness about our Relatable Series, where we’ve unpacked God’s good design for relationships, looking at marriage, singleness, friendship, celibacy, and sex. 
     
    We asked you to send in your questions pertaining to these topics, so in this episode Chris and Danielle will unpack your good and thought-provoking questions, as we seek to learn together what God’s heart is for our relationships.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Before You Split - Toni Nieuwhof

    Before You Split - Toni Nieuwhof

    In this episode, we are pleased to introduce to you, Toni Nieuwhof. 
    Toni is a former family attorney and family law mediator. She is married to well-known Christian podcaster and leadership expert, Carey Nieuwhof. She has decades of experience working with couples who are struggling, and she just released a book in 2021 entitled, "Before you Split".  
    In this episode, Toni and Chris talk about ways to rebuild connection after seasons of disconnection. She is honest and vulnerable, as well as experienced and knowledgeable on how to coach couples back to health.  
    For the video version of this podcast, visit our Youtube channel HERE.

    • 49 min
    Sex and Marriage - Paris Simpson & Alana Martens

    Sex and Marriage - Paris Simpson & Alana Martens

    In this episode, we are pleased to introduce to you, Paris Simpson and Alana Martens. They are the hosts of the Kingdom Sexuality podcast. The Kingdom Sexuality podcast was an initiative started by these two ladies who had a passion to help other couples flourish in this area of their marriage, all from a Christian perspective. They have seen the podcast grow in influence and impact and offer us so much in this episode.   
    Paris Simpson is a woman who wears many hats, and loves life that way. The Lord continues using her passionate heart and desire to serve Him, through opening doors for ministry and opportunities to be His hands and feet. As a wife, mother, farmer, entrepreneur, birth keeper, and the Kingdom Sexuality Ministry co-owner, Paris yearns to live her callings in life faithfully and anointed by the Lord for His Glory. 
    Alana Martens is a saved by grace, wife to her high-school sweetheart, mama of two, photographer, podcaster, and an everyday adventurer. The birth of this passion project, the Kingdom Sexuality podcast, has been such a beautiful experience and something Alana had been pursuing with the Lord for months before it began. Alana’s learned there's something so exciting and freeing about jumping in with both feet and trusting that God will provide and lead!   
    In this episode, Alana, Paris, and Chris talk about how Christianity views sex within the context of marriage. They talk about how the church has got this conversation wrong and cultivated a sex negative view that has created damage in people; they talk about the goodness of sex and how God has designed our bodies to enjoy it; they talk about why it is so hard to have good sex, and also offer hope to those who feel like this area of their marriage has been a complete disaster. 
    These two ladies are courageous, wise, and helpful as they open up their lives, and desire to see couples flourish in their sex lives.  

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Conflict and Communication Within Marriage - Tony Schnare

    Conflict and Communication Within Marriage - Tony Schnare

    In this episode, we are pleased to introduce to you, Tony Schnare.
    Tony and his wife Gwen began formal pastoral ministry in 1991. Tony and Gwen are Maritimers at heart and enjoy opening their home and lives to others. Prior to coming to Fairhaven Leadership Retreat Centre, Tony served at Briercrest College and Seminary as Director of Counselling and Health Services and as Faculty in the graduate Marriage and Family Counselling program for 20 years. The last seven years of his Briercrest tenure, Tony also served as the Associate Dean of Seminary Students. Tony continues as Adjunct Faculty at Briercrest Seminary teaching classes on an annual basis. Tony is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist and is a Clinical Supervisor with AAMFT, CCPA, and PACCP. Having walked through their own challenging season of ministry, Tony and Gwen have had the privilege of walking alongside ministry couples throughout their time at Briercrest and now in their current ministry position at Fairhaven.
     In this episode, Tony and Chris have a rich conversation about conflict, communication, getting stuck, and how to get unstuck, in marriage.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Meaning of Marriage - Gary Thomas

    The Meaning of Marriage - Gary Thomas

    In this episode, we are thrilled to introduce to you, Gary Thomas.
    Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community. 
    Gary is the author of 20 books that together have sold over two million copies, have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and won numerous awards . His writings have established him as a thought-leader in the areas of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation. 
    Gary holds a B.A. in English Literature from Western Washington University, an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College (Vancouver, BC), and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary (Portland, OR).  
    Gary enjoys running in his spare time and has completed 14 marathons, including the Boston Marathon three times. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 35 years and they have three adult children and the smartest, cutest, most adorable granddaughter on the planet. 
    Gary is humble, accessible, knowledgeable, and pastoral.  
     In this episode, Gary and Chris talk about the meaning of marriage. Gary brings so much experience, so much passion, and so much knowledge in this area, that we know you will be encouraged and challenged as we walk through the meaning of marriage.  

    • 56 min
    Singleness - Dr. Barry Danylak and Melanie Nelson

    Singleness - Dr. Barry Danylak and Melanie Nelson

    Welcome to Season 5 of the Kamloops Alliance Church Podcast! This season is all about relationships, and we have a fantastic lineup of guests that you won’t want to miss!
    In this episode, we are excited to introduce you to Dr. Barry N. Danylak, and Melanie Nelson.
    Dr. Barry Danylak is an international speaker and author, having a fresh perspective on singleness, marriage, and family viewed through the redemptive storyline of Scripture. With previous pastoral experience in one of Canada’s largest churches, Barry currently serves as the Executive Director for SEE Global www.seeglobal.net, a ministry that equips the global church with a biblical paradigm of offspring and spiritual family that fully engages single adults into church community and kingdom service. He also serves on the executive committee of Shoulder-to-Shoulder, an international organization that develops training tools for equipping missions to address issues of singles and marrieds working together in today’s culture. 
    Barry holds a master’s degrees in theology and biblical exegesis from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College respectively, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge in New Testament. He is ordained with the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada. Barry is author of a biblical theology of singleness entitled, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Crossway, 2010). 

    Melanie Nelson is an IT professional with designations in organizational change management and governance, and loves to combine her occupational leadership and ministry experience for the church. She has a heart for the church and desires to encourage fellow sisters and brothers in Christ and come alongside emerging leaders, challenging them for kingdom purposes. She has graduate training in pastoral leadership and writes and speaks on community, spiritual care, and the inclusion of believers in spiritual family. She serves at Centre Street Church in Calgary, and is a ministry leader in single adult’s ministry where she leads missional community lead teams, as well as missions and spiritual care teams. She also serves as the chair of both Centre Street Church’s Board of Governors and SEE Global’s Advisory Board. 
    Melanie is articulate, thoughtful, pastoral, and this conversation is going to help everyone to move forward - to think biblically, thoughtfully, pastorally - and as a church, to consider, how we do this well as a family.
     
    In this episode, Barry, Melanie, and Chris talk about singleness and celibacy, something that isn’t really talked about enough in the church. They explore the cultural perceptions of singleness, the lived experience of singles in the church, and how Jesus makes all the difference!

    • 1 hr 24 min