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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 egurashatarchregina [dot] sk [dot] ca.

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TF46: Hospitality and Transforming Truth

Last updated on August 1, 2017

This week Eric and Brett discuss the relationship between Hospitality and the Transforming Truth of the Gospel. Are name tag Sundays, handshakes at the door and coffee after Mass the 'magic bullets' of evangelization? Do we need to be wary of sharing the truth of the gospel for fear of scaring off potential seekers? We'll look at the place of an authentic Christian Hospitality in the Church's evangelizing mission and share a couple of our own transforming encounters with Jesus Christ. We're fired up and set to Testify! This week on Thinking Faith!

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This week we have a special treat for your summer enjoyment - a homily by our Archbishop Donald Bolen delivered on June 10th at the 34th graduation Mass for our Archdiocese of Regina Lay Formation Program! As you may or may not recall, host Eric Gurash has been coordinating this program for the past two years. It's a program that seeks to give an answer to a great need, expressed by Pope Francis for "well-trained lay people animated by a sincere faith…whose life has been touched by the personal and merciful love of Jesus Christ." In this episode, Archbishop Donald speaks to us about the great, evangelizing mission of Christ that has been courageously taken up by this year's program graduates. 

And if Archbishop Donald's homily has inspired you to find out how you might be a part of this movement of transformation change within our Church, don't hesitate to contact show host and program coordinator Eric Gurash about registering for our Fall intake at 306.352.1651 ext 211 or...

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TF44: Thinking About NFP - Part 2

Last updated on July 18, 2017

This week on 'Thinking Faith!', Eric and Brett continue their discussion of Natural Family Planning looking more closely at what NFP actually involves, the kinds of healthy conversations that it encourages couples to have in their relationship and we'll look at the potential NFP has for providing a surprising avenue of spiritual growth for couples and individuals. Due to the program content, you may not want to share this with your kids so find a quiet place or put your headphones on and enjoy the exciting conclusion to our discussion!

TF43: Thinking About NFP - Part 1

Last updated on July 11, 2017

This week Eric and Brett begin a two-part series on Natural Family Planning. It's a topic that can result in interesting and animated conversations with family and friends and in parish groups. In the next two episodes, we'll make some distinctions and clarifications around what NFP is and isn't as well as our general attitudes towards family, relationships, and sexuality. Due to the program content, you may not want to share this with your kids so find a quiet place or put your headphones on and let's see what all the fuss is about.

This week Eric and Brett welcome Joan Myers from the Archdiocese of Regina's Marriage Tribunal office to discuss the marriage annulment process. We'll examine some of the most common misconceptions about annulments, and look at some of the nitty-gritty details about the process itself.  We'll also be looking at the kinds of things couples can do even before the wedding day itself, to lay a solid foundation on which to build a lasting marriage. What to do before you say "I Do", and how to navigate the often messy labyrinth of a broken relationship through this surprisingly healing ministry of the Church on Thinking Faith!

Looking for More Info on Annulments? https://archregina.sk.ca/marriage-tribunal

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Is the Trinity really an unfathomable mystery? Did we exhaust all our material last week? Does any of this have any real application to our daily lives? And what the heck is a Filioque...and if you've got one, is there a cure? These questions and more get answered in part two of our series on the Trinity - wherein we also quite intentionally ignore the fact that we've done only two episodes on...the Trinity.

 

Also this week - your last chance to enter our book giveaway contest. Simply like, share and comment on our podcast Facebook post over at https://www.facebook.com/Archdiocese-of-Regina-174067602644767/ for a chance to win copies of Brett's...

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We begin a two-part series on the Trinity this week on Thinking Faith! It's one of the most central doctrines of our Christian faith and can be found etched in our prayer, sacramental and liturgical lives and yet, it can be one of the most challenging doctrines for Christiane to speak about with others. This week we'll delve into the mystery that is the Trinity. We discuss what it actually means to call the Trinity a Mystery, we'll ask hard hitting questions like "Is God really a shamrock, or is He more like an apple?" and try to figure out if there is anything we can say at all about...the Trinity. 

 

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TF39: The God Of The Shack

Last updated on June 13, 2017

The movie the Shack hit theaters mid-Lent and with it arose much discussion surrounding some of the feminine imagery - for God and the Holy Spirit - used in both the film and the book. Following on the tails of last week's 'Heresy' episode, this week Eric and Brett take a look at the kinds of language and images that can be used in reference to God. We regularly call God 'Father', can God be 'Mother' too? And what can we say about the Holy Spirit? We're playing the "Is it heresy?" game once again on Thinking Faith! 

 

And don't forget to like, share and comment on our podcast Facebook post over at https://www.facebook.com/Archdiocese-of-...

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TF38: Trying Not To Be Heretics

Last updated on June 6, 2017

This week on Thinking Faith! Eric and Brett are trying their darndest to NOT be heretics. We'll look at what heresy is (and isn't) we'll talk about some common examples and share some tips on what to do if you think you've encountered a heretic in your midst! From Dominican video games to St. Nicholas punching Arius in the face, we'll see if our hapless hosts can avoid getting fired over this one!

 

TF37:TransubstantiationRedux

Last updated on May 30, 2017

Eric and Brett return to the Mailbag to answer a listener question surrounding our February podcast on Transubstantiation. This week Sam wonders about our relationship with our Lutheran and Anglican brothers and sisters in faith who often also express similar beliefs about their Eucharist celebrations as being more than merely symbolic. We'll talk about what kinds of things we hold in common, what still separates us and dig a bit deeper into our own understanding of this mystery that is for Catholic "The Source and Summit of the whole Christian life". It's one of our most shared topics so far - we just can't get enough of Transubstantiation!

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