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 egurasharchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca.
Wherein we haul this guy in off the street and make him talk about church stuff, see just how far we can get on a cup of coffee, and figure out how faith and belief impact life and family in the wonderous cathedrals that are our homes.
Does Brett have a clue how to pronounce Latin? What the heck is a CDF and what is its natural habitat? How do you get neo-Pelagianism out of your drapes? What is an acceptable substitute for neo-Gnosticism when baking? And what does any of this have to do with our eternal salvation?
You really don't want to miss this week's Thinking Faith!
As promised, here’s a link to the CDF’s new ‘Placuit Deo’ letter:http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20180222_placuit-deo_en.html
Christ is Risen! Alleluiah! Alleluiah! And we just can't wait to celebrate with a special Easter Edition of Thinking Faith!
This week we reflect on the readings of Easter Sunday and their call to a new, resurrected hope. Hope is one of those funny words which gets tossed around, more often than not, as a sort of wishing or dreaming. But, as one of our theological virtues, hope takes on a very different connotation. What exactly is Christian hope, and how can we live this out in our daily lives? Find out this Easter Week on Thinking Faith!
A brief Easter message from Archbishop Donald Bolen providing a reflection on the Easter experience of rising from the ashes to a new life of hope and joy. From Archbishop Donald, and everyone at the Archdiocese of Regina, we wish you and those you love a happy and grace-filled Easter. Christ is Risen! Alleluiah!
Wherein we pull ourselves out of zaniness and begin the difficult process of looney tunes decompression, indulge in a bit of blatant and thoroughly shameful self-promotion, and shine a light on the depths of modern culture hoping to discover a place for truth and freedom in education.
Wherein we discuss stealing pens and pinching faces, collectively confront our innate 'John Wayne-ness', and realize our call to greatness with guest Kevin Philip. Somewhere in the midst of all of this, we'll even take some time to talk about the new "Made for Greatness" men's ministry Kevin is involved with and tell you when and where you can check it out.
If we've piqued your interest, you can join the next event on Friday, April 6. For details head over to their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rcmadeforgreatness
Wherein Eric and Brett's ability to pull off these podcast things is brought into question, they ponder what episode 100 might look like, and face the challenge of the Church's credibility in the 21st Century head-on. Do they actually know what they're doing? You be the judge on this week's Thinking Faith!
This week on Thinking Faith, we wrap up our Lenten retreat on Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving with a look at Prayer and it's role in off-setting our tendency towards an unhealthy personal pride that displaces our trust and reliance on God. As we bring things to a close you will once again have the opportunity to create a concrete prayer plan that will not only carry you through the Lenten season but, as with all of these practices, serve you well throughout the year!
Our Lenten Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving retreat continues! This week we'll examine almsgiving as an antidote to our propensity to grasp at and possess those things of this world which are intended to be gifts freely given and freely received. As with last week, near the end, we'll take some time to fashion a concrete plan for incorporating this spiritual antidote into our daily lives.
Last week we realized that, just as our bodies immune systems are locked into a daily physical battle to keep us well, so too are our Spiritual Lives caught up in a daily struggle to keep us well. This week we look at how fasting provides an essential balance to our propensity to 'overconsume' the things of this world. As today's segment comes to a close we'll even take some time to put together a concrete fasting plan that can carry us through Lent.