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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TF53:Sacraments for Kids Part 1

Last updated on September 19, 2017

This week Eric and Brett begin an extended series on the intricacies of sacramental preparations for Kids and families. Over the coming weeks, we'll cover some sacramental basics, and zero in on the theory, theology and practical applications of each Sacrament from baptism through to Confirmation and First Eucharist.  

In this weeks episode, we'll examine the role of sacramental preparations in the evangelizing mission of a parish, we'll discuss Whole Family Catechesis and the need for parental formation in the basics of the faith. 

This series should prove to be fun, informative and useful for parents, pastors and all of those brave men and women who coordinate Sacramental Preparations in the parish.

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Happy Anniversary - To Us! Today marks the 1-year anniversary of Thinking Faith! The very first thing we want to do is shout out a Holy Spirit-sized THANK YOU to everyone who has been listening, sharing and telling friends, family, and coworkers about the show over the past year. We also want to extend a very special thank you to all of the parishes who so graciously give up valuable bulletin real estate to promoting the show each week. 

For our 52nd episode, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than to invite Archdiocese of Regina Youth Coordinator, Michelle Braden back into the studio to talk about the amazing things she and Braden Kuntz have been doing with youth over the summer. Chock-full of tips on how to encounter Jesus Christ with and through ministry to youth all through the lens of their amazing Summer Leadership Camps!

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TF51: I KNow What You Did This Summer

Last updated on September 5, 2017

Ok...Eric and Brett don't ACTUALLY know what you did this summer (they've agreed that stalking listeners is a very un-Catholic thing to do!). But a few people have been approaching and asking how they spent the summer months, so here it is. From getting ready for new deacons to writing books and playing super-spy at VBS camps they'll share all the terrifying details this week on Thinking Faith!

This week on Thinking Faith! We're talking about Evangelization! It's an exciting and new 'catch word' right now in Christian circles and for Catholics, it might seem as though this is kind of a new thing. We can be tempted to see it as just another one of those religious fads that may sound exciting for a bit but then just fade into the background when something a bit shinier and new comes along. Hopefully today we come to a deeper appreciation for the place of Evangelization within the church, not just today...but from its very inception.

 

TF49: Answering The Cry Of The Poor (ANCOP)

Last updated on August 24, 2017

This week on Thinking Faith! Brett and I are very happy to welcome a couple of guests into the studio with us today - Jerome Marcello and Cris Masaoay Of Couples For Christ's ANCOP organization.

Couples for Christ is a Vatican-recognized Lay Apostolate group whose primary focus is providing families with small group-driven faith formation "From the womb to the grave". Part of this mission involves engaging families in missionary outreach which is accomplished through their Charitable organization ANCOP "Answering the Cry of the Poor". Jerome and Chris popped by to tell us a bit about Couple's for Christ and the work they do for the Church in the Archdiocese of Regina and to tell us about their upcoming ANCOP Awareness Walk being held at Wascana Park in Sunday, August 27. They're here to tell us a bit about the charitable works of mercy they help facilitate around the world and an exciting way that you, our listeners can get involved.

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TF48: How To Be A Theologian

Last updated on August 15, 2017

Welcome to another episode of Thinking Faith. This week we bring you another excerpt from a series of presentations Brett delivered awhile ago to the new seminarians of the Archdiocese of Edmonton. In this episode, Brett discusses the role and place of theology in the lives of all of the faithful, what might be called a 'universal call to theology.' This is a recognition that every human being who has ever wondered about their reason for being, their place in the universe, if there is a God and, like Mary 'pondered these things in our hearts' we are entering into the spiritual space of theology.

This week Eric and Brett take a look at the relationship between science, evolution and 'creationism'. The relationships between these three can often be a source of confusion for the average 'Catholic on the street', the average non-Catholic and atheists too. We'll try to clear things up while remaining as awesome as always. How awesome? Jesus and the disciples riding through Jerusalem on velociraptors awesome!

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf47-science-and-creation-cant-they-just-get-along

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!

http://thinkingfaith.libsyn.com/tf46-hospitality-and-transforming-truth

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!

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