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Motherhood & the Family of God ft. Susie Rock

by Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright and Susie Rock

February 21, 2024

In this episode, Michael and Nate are joined by Harvest Windsor’s Women’s Life Director, Susie Rock, to continue the discussion on the family by discussing what it means to be a woman made in the Image of God, their role in the Kingdom, and how to fulfill it for the good of others and the glory of God Almighty.

 

Fatherhood & the Family of God

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright

February 14, 2024

In this episode, Joe, Michael, and Nate continue their discussion on the family by discussing what the archetypal fatherhood of God means for our ectypal familial relationships. Simply put, they discuss what God’s fatherhood means for us and our realtionships. Oh, how sweet it is to be part of the household of God through Christ our Lord.

 

Part III: Responding to Attacks on the Family

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright

February 7, 2024 | Luke Luke 15:1-32

In this episode, Joe, Michael, and Nate continue their discussion around Allistair Begg’s recent controversial advice to a grandmother about attending a queer wedding and his recent sermon defending his advice.

 

Part II: Responding to Attacks on the Family

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen

January 31, 2024 | Deuteronomy Deuteronomy 22:5; Leviticus 18:21-22

In this episode, Joe and Michael continue to discuss the big compromise of Big Eva and the need for strong fathers leading well–leading biblically.

Allistair Begg’s Comments: https://youtu.be/rXDYYPLwgYE?si=B0XrmelFb6BH6VC9&t=1726.

 

Part I: Responding to Attacks on the Family

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright

January 24, 2024

In this episode, Joe, Nate and Michael respond to yet more bad advice from Big Eva. How can we remain faithful fathers in a world full of compromise? Tune in to find out.

 

Raising Faithful Christian Families

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright

January 17, 2024

In this episode, Joe, Nate and Michael discuss the centrality of the family in God’s redemptive story, and consider how to disciple families and churches in an age where we have imbibed an individualistic idea of the gospel.

 

Education, Line-Up Changes, and Why We Exist

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

January 10, 2024

A bittersweet start to 2024, as we announce some changes to the hosting of the Podcast for Cultural Reformation, but we are also excited to see the founding of a new Christian school in the Niagara region, and the work of cultural reform being implemented in concrete ways. We also take this occasion to look…

 

Church and State Updates in Alberta w/ Mike Thiessen

by Michael Thiessen and Ryan Eras

September 13, 2023

Michael Thiessen discusses the recent Crown decision to withdraw charges against Alberta pastors James Coates and Tim Stephens, as well as some other pending legal cases on the question of the relation of church and state. The cases represent victories, but Mike explains why much more advocacy needs to be done at the constitutional level to bring a truly meaningful level of legal protection for religious freedom in Canada.

 

Live Audience Q&A at Worldview Leadership Academy

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Nate Wright and Ryan Eras

August 2, 2023

In this episode, faculty answer questions from students at the Worldview Leadership Academy. We deal with the charge of Christianity’s closed-mindedness, whether you can idolize the Bible, apologetics and evangelism, lying to the Nazis, whether you can lose your salvation, and more. Audio quality improves around the 15-minute mark! Get Joe Boot’s classic work of…

 

Christian Combat w/Michael Thiessen

by Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Ryan Eras

July 26, 2023

Michael Thiessen of joins us on this episode to discuss the latest developments in the ongoing saga of the church’s relationship to LGBT issues, and the further complication of what happens when the state gets involved. We deal with news stories, citizenship, charity law, and the prophetic calling of the church.

 

CBC Discovers Top Secret Fundamentalist Plot

by Aaron Rock and Joe Boot and Michael Thiessen and Ryan Eras

June 7, 2023

Joe Boot is joined this week by Ezra Institute Fellows Aaron Rock and Michael Thiessen to discuss the recent CBC investigation which identifies our churches and ministries, as well as those of several others, as leading efforts at godly cultural reformation in Canada.

 

The Third Commandment: You Shall Not take the Name of the Lord in Vain

by Michael Thiessen and Ryan Eras

February 15, 2023

In this episode Ezra Institute Fellow Michael Thiessen discusses what it means to take the name of the Lord, both rightly and wrongly, in the church, in politics, and in any other sphere. We also talk about the nature of oaths and authority, the Sermon on the Mount, what it means for something to be damned by God, and door-to-door sales. NOTE: we do not use language flippantly, but this episode contains language that parents may not want your children to hear.