Thinking Faith!

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This is a podcast brought to you by the Archdiocese of Regina where we attempt to navigate this winding road of faith in Jesus Christ so that we might know him more intimately, love him more profoundly and together serve him more deeply in our daily lives.

Have a question you'd like us to address on the show? Email Eric at egurash [at] archregina.sk.ca.

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This week on 'Thinking Faith!' we present part 1 of a two-part series on Euthanasia and Physician-Assited Dying.  You might recall that we had our friend Leah Perrault in studio as Lent began discussing the recently released documents from the Saskatchewan Bishops on Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted dying.  Today we begin a two part series based off of a talk Brett gave on this very subject back in February to the Regina Unitarian Community. If you find the prospect of speaking to friends, neighbors and family members who may not agree with you about these issues intimidating, these next two episodes will be a great help! 

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf27-thinking-about-euthanasia-and-physician-assisted-dying-part-1

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TF26: Youth Ministry On The Road

Last updated on March 14, 2017

This week on Thinking Faith we have Michelle Braden and Braden Kuntz joining us once again fro our Youth Ministry Office. These two have SO MUCH going on that it was hard to pin them down for an episode but we finally did it! They'll be telling us all about the amazing things they have planned in the diocese this Spring from the My Gen Rally to Youth Ministry workshops...and a party bus? Tune in and find out what's going on and how you can get involved.

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/youth-ministry-on-the-road

This week on 'Thinking Faith!' both Brett and Eric are down for the count with nasty colds! Not to be discouraged, and in keeping with this week's theme, they've called their good friend Leah Perrault to join in discussing the latest documents released by our Saskatchewan Bishops on physician-assisted dying. We'll look at the challenges we face today in speaking about the issues sounding illness, dying and death and the invitation our bishops place before us to not be willing to enter into those difficult conversations, but to live now with our own deaths in mind. Are you ready to take up the challenge this Lent?

You'll find the link to these very important documents below; 

Sask. Bishops Respond to Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide

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Have you heard the Good News? We've all been baptized as priests! But wait you say, don't we already have ordained priests? If you're head is spinning with all this priest-y stuff tune in and Eric and Brett will try to clear up the connection between the Sacrament of Holy Orders and what is sometimes called the "Priesthood of the Baptized." The world is our altar, and we’re filling it with sanctifying grace!

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf24-the-world-is-your-altar-holy-orders-and-baptismal-priesthood

TF23: Thinking About Transubstantiation

Last updated on February 21, 2017

Transubstantiation - as fun to say as it is to do! This week, Eric and Brett try to get to the bottom of this mystery that is central to our understanding of the Eucharist. How it is that through the prayers of the Mass and the actions of our priests, bread, and wine can become for us the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ? If you've ever wondered how this all works, or how to talk about what happens at the Mass with non-Catholic friends, you'll love this one!

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf23-thinking-about-transubstantiation

This week we're talking scripture once again as Eric and Brett discuss some valuable tools for reading and understanding God's sacred Word. We'll look at how knowing what genre of writing we're reading can make all the difference. We'll also talk about the difference between a literal (as in literary) reading of scripture and a literalistic one, and we'll take all these ideas for a test drive with one of Eric's all-time favorite books - the book of Revelation. The four horsemen are saddled and ready, so let's roll!

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf22-how-do-i-read-this-thing-making-sense-of-the-bible

Recent exhortations from Pope Francis against proselytizing persons and cultures have resulted in what Brett terms 'calumny and slander!' as media outlets make the mistake of coupling this with the Church's evangelizing mission.

The good news for our listeners? We get to have another 'Smackdown' episode where we pit proselytism and evangelization in a toe-to-toe cage match and see who comes out on top. It's the Eye of the Tiger baby, and it's right here on Thinking Faith!

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf21-thinking-faith-smackdown-proselytism-vs-evangelization

It seems as though every other newscast about the Church speaks about how Church teaching has been changed, is changing or ought to be changed. This week Eric and Brett discuss this phenomenon and whether making changes is possible and if so, in what areas and how. This is sure to fuel more interesting and animated discussion than your last family Monopoly night!

 

TF19: Diggin Into The Mailbag

Last updated on January 24, 2017

We've been getting a number of really cool questions coming in via email so this week we're dedicating an entire episode to you, our faithful listeners. We're gonna dump it all on the floor and see what stands out in this, our first Mail Bag episode of Thinking Faith!

This week on Thinking Faith we continue a discussion that Brett and I began a couple of weeks ago on how we got the Bible. We'll be looking at the New Testament in particular, and talk about how it was formed, it's connection to the Hebrew Scriptures and how we got to the New Testament we have today. We're totally geeking out on God's Word and would love for you to join the ride!

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