#20: Forgiving the Church (with Carol Howard Merritt)

#20: Forgiving the Church (with Carol Howard Merritt)

Pastor & author Carol Howard Merritt and I had a broad ranging discussion on how the church holds up patriarchy and shames victims of abuse, forgiveness as a process, love in the face of economic injustice, and a God who offers rivers of healing and restoration to all.

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#17: Building faith through Worship (with Melissa Joy Boerger)

#17: Building faith through Worship (with Melissa Joy Boerger)

Melissa Joy Boerger is the worship pastor at Catch The Fire Kitchener. With over 20 years experience, she is one of the most honest, genuine lovers of God that I know. We discussed how to be OK with simple worship in a world dominated by Bethel Music, how to involve kids in your worship band and loads more.

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#15: Scripture is a telescope aimed at God's heart (with Brian Simmons)

#15: Scripture is a telescope aimed at God's heart (with Brian Simmons)

Brian Simmons is the translator of The Passion Translation, a new Bible translation that focuses on the life and passion inside of scripture. We discussed the beauty of an evolving understanding of the Bible, the science of linguistics, and how new translations lead us deeper into the heart of God.

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#12: Survival Guide for the Soul (with Ken Shigematsu)

#12: Survival Guide for the Soul (with Ken Shigematsu)

We’re all too busy, too stressed, too fat, and too tired… and peace and rest is the one thing we can’t seem to find. Ken Shigematsu, pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, has leveraged the teachings of Catholic mystics and zen masters alike and found a rich contemplative spiritual rhythm which has connected him to God and brought profound peace into his life. Join us as we practice silence together.

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#11: Finding clarity in an age of confusion (with Abdu Murray)

#11: Finding clarity in an age of confusion (with Abdu Murray)

In a world with a plurality of religions and worldviews, how do we engage the culture around us without being drawn into a post-truth maelstrom of confusion? Abdu Murray and I discuss postmodernism's legacy, the rise of Jordan Peterson, and the apologetics of self-sacrificial love.

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