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Ep. 28 - Jon Dykstra - Christian Journalism

In this episode, we spoke with Jon Dykstra, the Chief Editor at Reformed Perspective, the magazine which sponsors Real Talk. In this one, we talked a bit about his work as an editor, the growth and impact of Reformed Perspective of the past two plus decades, and the importance and ethics of Christian journalism. Finally, we dove into some specific articles Jon wrote on hot button issues that you can find linked below. As always, we hope you are informed and inspired by this episode and we look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

https://reformedperspective.ca/a-call-for-christian-journalists-an-interview-of-sorts-with-marvin-olasky/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/the-proverbs-31-wife-is-not-superwoman/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/worldviews-and-dogviews-what-are-they/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/environmental-extremism-a-one-world-view/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/global-warming-crisis-a-brief-biblical-case-for-skepticism/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/whos-afraid-of-proverbs-31/ 

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Ep. 27 - Media, Porn & Pro-Life Politics - Jonathon Van Maren

Hey folks! In this episode, we had on Jonathon Van Maren, a Canadian columnist, author, speaker, podcaster, and activist. We had quite the wide-ranging discussion, covering many things including our current media culture, the pitfalls of social and alternative media, conspiracy theories, the persistent problem of porn, pro-life politics and more! Jonathon did a great job breaking down our current culture and we found the discussion to be very enjoyable and enlightening. Let us know what you think of it! 

If you're interested in Jonathon's work, you can find all of it here: https://thebridgehead.ca/

To get involved in pro-life politics in your area (in Canada), check out: https://www.itstartsrightnow.ca/ 

Info on CCBR: https://www.endthekilling.ca/ 

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Ep. 26 - Is It Time To Reopen Churches? - Pastor Aaron Rock

This is a big one folks! We interviewed Pastor Aaron Rock from Harvest Bible Church in Windsor, ON, who has taken a clear public stance in favour of reopening churches. We went through at least 10 different objections to his stance and had him explain his rationale on each point. We hope that this episode will be helpful for the many Christians, especially those in leadership positions, who are wrestling with this issue and how their local church should respond to it. 

We look forward to hearing from many of you as we're sure at least a few of you have some opinions on covid that you'd like to share with us ;). 

If you want to check out Pastor Rock's podcast, you can find it here: https://harvestwindsor.ca/leadershipnow/

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Ep. 25 - Surprise Feedback Episode

Our next guest was unable to join us - listen and find out why!

In this episode we discuss listener feedback from our last several episodes - mainly related to the Church Order. 

Remember to send in your thoughts on COVID, lockdowns & church closures for our next episode!!

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Ep. 24 - Why Does The Church Order Matter? - Dr. Art Witten

In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Art Witten, a self-described Church Order enthusiast, who has a deep understanding of the history and content of the Church Order held by the Canadian Reformed Churches (and by extension, similar versions held by other Reformed denominations). We talked about the history of the Church Order, where it came from, why it matters, how the Canadian Reformed version compares to other denominations versions, and then dove into some specific articles that deal with topics like the calling to office (Art. 3), guarding the pulpit (Art. 15), and Psalms & Hymns (Art. 55). 

We both really enjoyed this episode and learned a lot more about about this important and influential document - we hope that your experience is similar! 

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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! 

To learn more about ARPA go to https://arpacanada.ca/ 

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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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