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Ep. 33 - Life Renewal - Andrew & Heidi Hutten

In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Andrew and Heidi Hutten who serve as the executive directors of Life Renewal. They were so kind to share their story and how Life Renewal has played a part in their journey. If Life Renewal sounds like it could be an option for you, do not hesitate to check out their website at LifeRenewal.ca

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EP. 33 - The Church - Rev. Clarence Bouwman

In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Rev. Clarence Bouwman, who is the recent retired pastor of Smithville Canadian Reformed Church. We chat about The Church - although what seems like a broad topic, we were able to discuss certain aspects such as terminology, the necessity of gathering, observing the work of Christ in the Church as well as difficult issues including excommunication and withdrawal.  We hope this episode will give you a bit more insight into such a vast but important topic. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Ep. 32 - Grief - Rick Ludwig & Diane Vanderwoude Russell

In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with Rick Ludwig and Diane Vanderwoude Russel. We chat about their work as funeral directors at Kitching, Steepe & Ludwig Funeral Home as well as about grief and all that it entails, including how we can support those who are grieving. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Ep. 31 - The Life of an MP - Arnold Viersen

In this episode, we talked with MP Arnold Viersen (Peace River-Westlock) about his life as an MP, what he does in Ottawa and in his riding, his private member's bill which is aimed at helping fight human trafficking, balancing Christian principles and party politics and more! Check it out and let us know what you thought :) 

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Ep. 30 - Mariia’s Paper, New Guests, & Feedback

Hey everybody - we're already at 30 episodes! Crazy how time flies. Thanks for all you support so far - we're excited to keep bring you informative and inspiring content. 

In today's episode, we reflect on the feedback we've received over the last 4 interview episodes with Pastor Aaron Rock, Jonathon Van Maren, Jon Dykstra, and Mike Hutten. We also note that Mariia's paper is finally available to read, although be warned, it's not short! Finally, we preview some of the upcoming guests and topics. 

To read Mariia's paper, click here: https://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/42246

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Ep. 29 - What is Freedom? - Mike Hutten

In this episode we tackled the topic of freedom: What does it mean, where does it come from, and how to we maintain it? Mike has been doing a series on freedom on his own podcast, One Christian Thinks, and so we had him back in the studio to break down his research for us. For those of you who are sick of talking about c*vid, fear not, we did not dwell on that topic too much this episode. However, for those of you still interested in the topic, the principles discussed do certainly apply to our current governmental situation. As always, please send in your feedback as we are do for a feedback episode in the near future! 

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Ep. 28 - Jon Dykstra - Christian Journalism

In this episode, we spoke with Jon Dykstra, the Chief Editor at Reformed Perspective, the magazine which sponsors Real Talk. In this one, we talked a bit about his work as an editor, the growth and impact of Reformed Perspective of the past two plus decades, and the importance and ethics of Christian journalism. Finally, we dove into some specific articles Jon wrote on hot button issues that you can find linked below. As always, we hope you are informed and inspired by this episode and we look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

https://reformedperspective.ca/a-call-for-christian-journalists-an-interview-of-sorts-with-marvin-olasky/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/the-proverbs-31-wife-is-not-superwoman/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/worldviews-and-dogviews-what-are-they/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/environmental-extremism-a-one-world-view/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/global-warming-crisis-a-brief-biblical-case-for-skepticism/ 

https://reformedperspective.ca/whos-afraid-of-proverbs-31/ 

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Ep. 27 - Media, Porn & Pro-Life Politics - Jonathon Van Maren

Hey folks! In this episode, we had on Jonathon Van Maren, a Canadian columnist, author, speaker, podcaster, and activist. We had quite the wide-ranging discussion, covering many things including our current media culture, the pitfalls of social and alternative media, conspiracy theories, the persistent problem of porn, pro-life politics and more! Jonathon did a great job breaking down our current culture and we found the discussion to be very enjoyable and enlightening. Let us know what you think of it! 

If you're interested in Jonathon's work, you can find all of it here: https://thebridgehead.ca/

To get involved in pro-life politics in your area (in Canada), check out: https://www.itstartsrightnow.ca/ 

Info on CCBR: https://www.endthekilling.ca/ 

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Ep. 26 - Is It Time To Reopen Churches? - Pastor Aaron Rock

This is a big one folks! We interviewed Pastor Aaron Rock from Harvest Bible Church in Windsor, ON, who has taken a clear public stance in favour of reopening churches. We went through at least 10 different objections to his stance and had him explain his rationale on each point. We hope that this episode will be helpful for the many Christians, especially those in leadership positions, who are wrestling with this issue and how their local church should respond to it. 

We look forward to hearing from many of you as we're sure at least a few of you have some opinions on covid that you'd like to share with us ;). 

If you want to check out Pastor Rock's podcast, you can find it here: https://harvestwindsor.ca/leadershipnow/

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Ep. 25 - Surprise Feedback Episode

Our next guest was unable to join us - listen and find out why!

In this episode we discuss listener feedback from our last several episodes - mainly related to the Church Order. 

Remember to send in your thoughts on COVID, lockdowns & church closures for our next episode!!

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