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Candid conversations with inspiring and thought-provoking people who are confronting the norms of church and culture.

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Podcast Episode

May 21, 2018 -- Confronting Justice

Andy Harrington – We Must Be Servants (#015)

00:56:00 minute listen
This episode is not your everyday take on social justice. Andy Harrington challenges us to look at issues of poverty, social justice, and missions from a different angle. Rather than viewing people and places as projects that need our fixing, he pauses to ask better questions.

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May 14, 2018 -- Confronting Love

Shane Claiborne – Small Things With Great Love (#014)

01:13:53 minute listen
Today's episode explores what it means to live our lives as ordinary radicals doing small things with great love. Shane Claiborne’s contagious joy inspires each of us to reimagine a better world by coming alongside the most vulnerable of our world with big love and genuine relationship.

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May 7, 2018 -- Confronting Perspective

Caleb Kaltenbach – A Catalyst for Conversation (#013)

00:57:17 minute listen
Caleb Kaltenbach is a refreshing voice speaking to an issue that is so often driven by fear, emotion and a lack of empathy. Regardless of your perspective on the intersections between the Christian and LGBQT communities, today's episode is a catalyst for conversation and a wading into the messy work of truth and grace.

Podcast Episode

April 30, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Vahen King – Contagious Courage (#012)

00:49:47 minute listen
Where does one go with life and how does faith look in the midst when you’ve been diagnosed with a paralyzing disease and introduced to a wheelchair? Today’s guest, Vahen King — author, speaker, life coach, ordained minister and Miss Wheelchair Canada — sheds light on what it means to live life with contagious courage.

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April 23, 2018 -- Confronting Curiosity

The Collective – With Matt Rigby & Alex Marriott (#011)

01:06:38 minute listen
This episode of is the first of many on the podcast where we invite listeners to join us in unpacking prior episodes. We discuss the questions and thoughts previous episodes stirred up for us and get curious with them together.

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April 16, 2018 -- Confronting Life

Allison Fallon – Accepting The Different Versions Of Our Lives (#010)

01:03:19 minute listen
A thought-provoking conversation with Allison Fallon as she challenges us to think through where we go with our questions when we find ourselves in difficult places, how we can show up in our lives in really honest ways, and how accepting “I don’t know” can be the most freeing thing we come to grips with.

Podcast Episode

April 9, 2018 -- Confronting Church

Wayne Jacobsen – Living Loved (#009)

01:10:50 minute listen
On this episode, Cindy and Renae get to pick Wayne Jacobsen's brain on all things God, faith, raising kids in the midst of rethinking the institution of church, and why people who love Jesus keep leaving churches.

Podcast Episode

March 26, 2018 -- Confronting Culture

Angi Fletcher – Sharing Our Stories (#008)

01:00:35 minute listen
With social media typically being a networking platform based on filters, half-truths and façade’s, have you ever wondered what it’s like to follow someone who’s willing to be refreshingly honest and vulnerable? Today’s episode is about living and sharing your story with openness and transparency. As Angi Fletcher shares her story with us, which is a story marked by the hardships of divorce, death, depression, grief and anxiety, we learn that in the midst of such circumstances, the human spirit’s ability to rise above while openly sharing it with others is a powerful and beautiful thing. To own your story...

Podcast Episode

March 19, 2018 -- Confronting Mission

Craig Greenfield – The Upside Down Kingdom (#007)

00:38:54 minute listen
An intriguing exploration into what it means to live and model the upside down Kingdom of Jesus, Craig Greenfield challenges each of us to consider what it could look like to live out the Gospel with radical hospitality.

Podcast Episode

March 12, 2018 -- Confronting Perspective

Julie Rohr – The Power of Perspective (#006)

00:50:22 minute listen
What do you do when you’re diagnosed with a rare form of Leiomyosarcoma at the tender age of 33? When your world is tipped upside down and the odds are stacked against you, how do you cope? This episode is a brilliantly hopeful conversation with Julie Rohr — cancer fighter and intentional optimist.

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March 5, 2018 -- Confronting Church

Matt Rempel – Connecting At The Ground Level (#005)

01:00:11 minute listen
It's less important where we're attending on a Sunday morning and more important where the Spirit has planted us for the purposes of God and the Kingdom in our neighbourhoods.

Podcast Episode

February 19, 2018 -- Confronting Culture

Sarah Marriott – There’s Always Room For One More (#004)

00:39:50 minute listen
It’s so important that we jump off of the well-tread paths and go ahead and make those mistakes … and be willing to fail, and be willing to mess up, and know that as we are faithful, not successful — but as we are faithful — that God is faithful and just to forgive us.

Podcast Episode

February 12, 2018 -- Confronting Culture

The Tendency To Add On Extras (#003)

00:25:31 minute listen
Striving manifests itself in the look of performance, in attendance, in being well put together, in having all the answers, in showing up to everything. That, in a way, can appear to be a form of striving—making it seem like you have to present yourself at this perfect type of Christian.

Podcast Episode

January 29, 2018 -- Confronting Life

The Story of Us (#002)

0:37:02 minute listen
We want to curate for all of you resources and stories of people who are actually doing these out of the ordinary things.

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January 22, 2018 -- Confronting Intentionality

The Pursuit of Intentionality (#001)

00:10:39 minute listen
It can be summed up in the idea of I am doing everything I am supposed to be doing but I still feel like there is something more out there ... this isn't working ... is this really it?