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Learn something useful with host Faith Today senior editor Karen Stiller.

18 May, 2021
Webinar Virtual book club on Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults You are invited to a virtual book club evening with a panel including author Beth Seversen to discuss her book Not Done Yet: Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults. Sign up today, order your own book wherever good books are sold, and then join us online.
04 February, 2021
Podcast What's in a song? Exploring the theology of the music we sing We speak to Mike Tapper, professor and chair of Southern Wesleyan University’s Division of Religion and also a researcher who helped perform a lyrical analysis of the 30 most commonly sung hymns and 30 of the most commonly sung contemporary worship songs over the past five years. 21:30
19 June, 2019
Webinar What churches can and cannot do during a federal election There are proper ways Canadian church congregations can be active participants in elections. Learn more from our expert guests Deina Warren, legal counsel for the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, and Julia Beazley, director of public policy for the EFC. Disclaimer: this webinar is not legal advice. Consulting a lawyer is always best. 50:01
19 January, 2021
Podcast Covid and Parenting: Three counsellors offer us some hope Stephen Doucet Campbell, Jennifer Bowen and Jen Watt are counsellors with Shalem Mental Health Network. This episode is 3rd in a series of 3. 19:59
27 February, 2019
Webinar How to walk with your community in times of crisis Churches can offer comfort and help when tragedy or disaster strikes a community. But how can we respond best? How can we prepare? Expert guests from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (Merle Doherty, Rapid Response Team Manager) and World Renew (Bob Laarman, Director of Disaster Response Services) and host Karen Stiller engage viewers in a practical and inspiring conversation. 46:49
19 January, 2021
Podcast Marriage and Covid: Three counsellors offer advice that can help us all Jennifer Bowen, Jen Watt and Stephen Doucet Campbell are counsellors with Shalem Mental Health Network, based in Hamilton. This episode is 2nd in a series of 3. 19:10
16 January, 2019
Webinar Mentoring Matters What exactly is mentoring? Why does it matter so much? How can we do it better? How can Christian ministries and churches make mentoring part of their culture? Join expert guests Doug Ward of Arrow Ministries, Margaret Gibb of Women Together and Pierre Bergeron of SIS Leadership. With host Karen Stiller. 57:39
18 January, 2021
Podcast Isolation and Covid: Three Counsellors offer a reality check Jen Watt, Stephen Doucet Campbell and Jennifer Bowen are all counsellors with Shalem Mental Health Network. This episode is 1st in a series of 3. 21:10
28 November, 2018
Webinar Youth Renegotiating Faith at Christian Postsecondary Schools New research shows that youth from Christian families have different faith outcomes if they attend mainstream universities and colleges compared to Christian ones. What do parents and pastors need to know? Hear from EFC researcher Rick Hiemstra, Bruce Guenther of Trinity Western University and Justin Cooper of Christian Higher Education Canada. With host Karen Stiller. 52:29
14 January, 2021
Podcast Lennett Anderson: On Race, Justice and Jesus ​Lennett J. Anderson is pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hammonds Plains, N.S., and the newly appointed lecturer in leadership and racial justice at Acadia Divinity College.  24:03
10 October, 2018
Webinar Renegotiating Faith: The Delay in Young Adult Identity Formation A discussion of major new research on youth and faith, featuring practical advice for churches. Includes lead EFC researcher Rick Hiemstra, Anton Lim of Power to Change–Students, and Jeremy MacDonald of Truth Matters. Host: Karen Stiller. 50:30
07 January, 2021
Podcast Rhythms for Life: Spiritual Practices for who God Made you to be

Alastair Sterne has written a book for all of us who might struggle with the typical "one size fits all" ideas around spiritual disciplines.

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25 September, 2018 Palliative Care
Webinar Palliative Care. What exactly is it? Why does it matter to Canadian Christians? How can we improve how we offer multi-disciplinary care for a person with a progressive, life-limiting disease? Guests: Rauni Salminen, executive director, Philip Aziz Centre; Julia Lee, a lecturer in medicine at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Host: Karen Stiller. 45:35
21 December, 2020
Podcast Religion and Tolerance in Canada: A Big Sigh of Relief ​Are Christians really so intolerant? Dr. Sam Reimer is a sociology professor at Crandall University in Moncton and researches political tolerance in Canada. He shares insights (and then some really good advice) on the topic of religion and tolerance in Canada. 18:35
26 June, 2018
Webinar Unpacking the TWU Supreme Court of Canada decision What is the significance of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision (June 15) on the proposed law school at Trinity Western University? How does it impact religious freedom and the future of education in Christian schools in Canada? Guests: Bruce Clemenger (EFC president), Albertos Polizogopoulos (legal co-counsel), Justin Cooper (Christian Higher Education Canada). Host: Karen Stiller. 56:21
21 December, 2020
Podcast The Church and Covid: How are our pastors and leaders faring? The stresses of Covid-19 continue to weigh on Christian leaders. Listen to this EFC webinar to see a great time of learning and discussion on how church and ministry leaders are faring. Our guests include Margaret Clarke of Briercrest Seminary; Tim Day of Waybase.com; and Dan Godard of Victory Church, Moose Jaw, Sask. Recording made Dec. 3. 47:34