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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TF61: The Eucharist Part 1

Last updated on November 14, 2017

Continuing their series on Sacramental Preparation, Eric and Brett begin taking a look at the 'Source and Sumit of the whole Christian life' - the Eucharist. They examine the theme of Presence and Transformation discussing what we mean when we're speaking about the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and the kinds of changes that do and do not happen. get your climbing gear on 'cuz we're headed right to the top of this one this week on Thinking Faith!

TF60: Thinking About Baptism Part 2

Last updated on November 7, 2017

Continuing their Sacramental preparation series Eric and Brett discuss some practical approaches to Baptism preparation with parents. They'll look at ways to introduce parents to the core story of our faith, and connect it to their daily lives and discuss the importance of fostering on-going, transformative encounters with Jesus Christ. Take the plunge and join the discussion on this week's Thinking Faith!

Links we promised to share in this episode;

90-Day Bible Reading Plan

The Action Bible

On this 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Eric and Brett welcome Archdiocese of Regina Ecumenical officer Nick Jessen into the studio to talk about how his office works towards Christian unity within the Archdiocese of Regina. We'll also discuss the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, global efforts among Christian Churches working towards unity and offer some tips on how Catholics can best commemorate the anniversary of an event that has had a major impact on Christians for the past 500 years. You'll want to make sure to nail this one to the wall, so you don't miss it!

 

In the show, we mention our good friend, Catholic Apologist Matt Nelson of Shaunovan, SK, and his blog. You can find the article we reference at reasonablecatholic.com

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TF58: Thinking About Baptism Part 1

Last updated on October 24, 2017

Continuing their series on sacramental preparations, Eric and Bret take time this week to discuss some of the basic theology underlying the sacrament of baptism. Specifically, they'll discuss the theme of death and resurrection - what we call the 'Pascal Mystery'. We'll discuss how Christ's dying and rising serves to 'unlock' themes of death and resurrection in the Old Testament and can help us to understand just what we are entering into when we are baptized and when we prepare to baptize our children. A great episode for Catechists and to share with parents...you'll be dying (and rising!) to hear this all plays out on this week's Thinking Faith!

Eric and Brett sit down with Donor Services Coordinator Denise Walsh to take a peek behind the scenes of this year's 2017 "Hope, Born of Mercy" Archbishop's Annual Appeal. We'll discuss the purpose and goal of the Appeal, what you'll find in your Fall mailing (and why we do them), talk about the kinds of accountability and transparency that are built into Archbishop Appeal communications, and different ways to give. Best of all, we'll meet perhaps the most responsible and organized person in the entire building - the amazing woman who helps to make sure the ministry of Jesus Christ in our Archdiocese can actually happen. We're peeling back the curtain and visiting with the wizard on this week's Thinking Faith!

Find out more about this year’s Appeal by following the links below:

Ways to Give 

2017 “Hope, Born of Mercy’ Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Video

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It's fine to speak about coaching families and adults, about accompanying and apprenticing others in the faith, but how does one actually do this?  What does Catechesis - teaching the faith - look like for adults, for kids, for intergenerational families and parish groups? Eric and Brett discuss the challenges and share some practical tips this week on Thinking Faith!

This week Eric and Brett invite you to join them for the Archdiocese of Regina's 2017 Archbishop's Annual Appeal "Hope, Born of Mercy" kick-off event hosted by Our Lady of Peace Parish in Regina.

They'll introduce you to some of our new seminarians, our newest priest, and some very special musical guests! Here's your chance to pop in your earbuds, turn up the volume and join men and women from across the diocese for an exciting evening of entertainment, fun and above all hope!

And yes, this episode was indeed recorded before a live, studio audience!

TF54: Sacraments for Kids Part 2

Last updated on September 26, 2017

Last week Eric and Brett set the stage for Sacramental Preparations by looking at faith formation in general, the great need to understand the internal faith-narrative of parents who show up to our sacramental preparations and the centrality of whole-family and parent faith formation in preparing children for receiving the sacraments. This week we continue the discussion looking at some of the practicalities around the whole family and especially parent formation and how to introduce adults to the basic stories of our faith as well as creating prayer experiences in your sessions that can be easily integrated into the lives of families at home. Helping you cast the nets without becoming castaways on this week's Thinking Faith!

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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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