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Ep. 23 - Ryan Mans - What’s Going On In Politics Lately?

In this episode, we sit down with ARPA's new Ontario Manager Ryan Mans to discuss his new job, the work ARPA has been doing lately, and what to make of the area of politics in a polarizing and frustrating time. Tune in and let us know your thoughts! 

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Ep. 22 - Reformational Study Centre - Rev. Ryan Kampen

In this episode, we chat with Rev. Ryan Kampen about the exciting mission work going on at the Reformed Study Centre, specifically the different projects they have on the go and the thousands of Christians they are helping every month. Tune in to find out more! 

Links to check out:

https://www.refstudycentre.com/

https://www.christianstudylibrary.org/

https://reformedmissions.net/

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Ep. 21 - Feedback & Questions for Mariia

In this episode, we note the listener appreciation for our Christian Apologetics episode with Jeff Morris and our Outsider Perspective episode with Mariia Alekseevskaia, and share the answers Mariia provided for all of your feedback and questions. Lots of good stuff in this one folks! 

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Ep. 20 - Outsider Perspective - Mariia Alekseevskaia

You DO NOT want to miss this one folks!

In this episode, we talk with Mariia Alekseevskaia, who is originally from Russia and now lives in Ottawa, about her doctoral thesis paper that examines the Canadian Reformed Churches; specifically how their educational institutions (in Ontario) prepare their graduates for life in a pluralistic and diverse society. 

We dove deep into Mariia's groundbreaking and fascinating work which was the result of 64 interviews with various people from both inside and outside the Canadian Reformed Federation over a seven year period. She explained both the strengths and the weaknesses she sees in the Federation and also revealed the conclusions she drew after her lengthy period of study. We can't give everything away in the description however so you'll have to tune in to get all the specifics! 

As always, but especially after this episode, we'd love to hear your thoughts on Mariia's work. What did you agree with? What did you disagree with? Suggestions for future avenues of study related to the Reformed church community? We can't wait to hear them all! 

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Ep. 19 - Christian Apologetics - Jeff Morris

In this one, we talked with Jeff about the importance of defending the faith, the biblical basis for doing so, the differences between evangelism and apologetics, and the relationship between faith and reason and more! 

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Ep. 18 - Word & Deed Feedback Episode

In this one we discuss if we should continue these feedback style episodes (send us your thoughts!!), reflect on what we learned in our conversation with Scott Dekorte, and announce two exciting upcoming episodes - check it out! 

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Ep. 17 - Global Missions - Scott Dekorte

Scott Dekorte from Word & Deed Ministries joined us to talk all about global missions, poverty, relief efforts, indigenous enterprise based solutions and more in this exciting and interesting episode. Tune in and let us know what you think!

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Useful Links:

- When Helping Hurts: https://www.amazon.ca/When-Helping-Hurts-Steve-Corbett/dp/0802409989/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2YQL5WHM04BE4&dchild=1&keywords=when+helping+hurts&qid=1611353030&sprefix=helping+hurts%2Caps%2C220&sr=8-1

Ep. 16 - Mental Health & Culture Feedback Episode

In this episode we interact with the content and feedback of our last few episodes with Rhonda and Mike and discuss some of our future plans like usual.

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Ep. 15 - Rhonda Wiersma - Mental Health

Rhonda Wiersma joins us for some real talk about the important topic of mental health as we enter this holiday season. We spoke about the attitudes and stigma related to mental health both within and outside the church. We tried to understand how Biblical and Christian counseling differ in their approaches and how we can get involved as counsellors to those struggling in our own lives.

Here are a couple references Rhonda made in this episode:

Untangling Emotions: "God's Gift of Emotions" by J. Alasdair Groves & Winston T. Smith - https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07JDDSX8N/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

YouTube - It's Not About The Nail - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

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Ep. 14 - Christmas Bonus Pt 2. - Why Do Conservative & Liberal Christians Disagree So Much?

Welcome to Part 2 of the Christmas Bonus Episode! If you haven’t already listened to the first part, I would suggest checking that out as it helps to frame our discussion in part two. 

In this episode, we spend a lot of time discussing why Christians who share the same fundamental beliefs can disagree so strongly on various issues and why that can actually be a good thing! Let us know what you make of our analysis - none of us are trained psychologists so please let us know if we got anything wrong.

At the end of the show, we get into freedom of speech and argue over whether the American Dream (and by extension the Canadian Dream) is a Christian idea or not. 

Hopefully you find this episode to be enjoyable, at least mildly informative! Looking forward to hearing all of your thoughts.

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Research Links:

One Christian Thinks: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0...

CRT vids: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

CRT article: https://shenviapologetics.com/crt-and...

Jordan Peterson Course: https://courses.jordanbpeterson.com/personality

Big Five Traits (OCEAN): https://positivepsychology.com/big-five-personality-theory/ 

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