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In this three-part series, Dr. Brett Salked sits down with John Jalsevac to discuss their experiences of unhealthy approaches to faith and truth-seeking and work out healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "We talk a lot about truth, we say, "All I care about is truth, and Christ is the Truth; I believe in Christ, therefore, I have the Truth," and th…
 
In this three-part series, Dr. Brett Salked sits down with John Jalsevac to discuss their experiences of unhealthy approaches to faith and truth-seeking and work out healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "When you see such conviction and such certitude you say "Well, I must be missing something." You say, "Maybe I lack the spirit in some way..."…
 
In this three-part series, Dr. Brett Salked sits down with John Jalsevac to discuss their experiences of unhealthy approaches to faith and truth-seeking and work out healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "There's something broken in the way we're pursuing truth and fact, and I've been trying to sort out what that is."…
 
As Mental Health Awareness week begins and in honour of May as Mental Health Month, we continue our examination of the saints and mental health with a look at Sts. Louis Martin and Therese of Lisieux. Show Snippet: "St. Therese understood that her mental health challenges did not define her deepest self. Clinging to her identification as a child of…
 
Returning guest, Brett Fawcett discusses the development of Just War Theory and universal human rights as developed through the middle ages into modernity through the work of Jacques Maritain. "So Maritain, he's writing this during World War Two, he's very influential, and he writes this book on the Rights of Man and natural law and says 'once this…
 
Returning Guest, Brett Fawcett discusses the development of Just War Theory and universal human rights as developed through the middle ages into modernity through the work of Jacques Maritain. Show Snippet: "Let's start in, say, the middle ages...there's this idea that there's a unity of the human family, we're all descended in some sense from Adam…
 
As Holy Week begins, we share with you Archbishop Donald Bolen's homily from the Archdiocese of Regina's recent Chrism Mass celebration at Holy Rosary Cathedral. We pray that your Holy Week may be a time of conversion and grace for you and those you love. Show Snippet: "We don't belong on pedestals. We belong in those places of need, in those place…
 
In this part 2 of 2, guest Brett Fawcett joins the podcast from his balcony in China to discuss the theology of Galileo and the scientific philosophy of his compatriot, St. Robert Bellarmine. Show Snippet: "Galileo makes a really interesting point in his letter where he talks about how, in the Book of Job there's a line that says...'God hangs the E…
 
Guest Brett Fawcett joins the podcast from his balcony in China to discuss the theology of Galileo and the scientific philosophy of his compatriot, St. Robert Bellarmine. Show Snippet: "Galileo is writing in the midst of the response to the reformation. And one of the big debates over the reformation is 'who has the authority to interpret scripture…
 
We continue our discussion with Josh Reeves, author of Redeeming Expertise: Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church to discuss the phenomena of extreme skepticism, its effects on polarization culturally and in the Church, and imagine healthier ways forward. Show Snippet: "I was talking to someone who was doing a survey (on) whether people wer…
 
In an atmosphere of hyper-skepticism, Dr. Brett Salkeld and Deacon Eric visit with Josh Reeves, author of Redeeming Expertise: Scientific Trust and the Future of the Church to discuss the phenomena of extreme skepticism, its effects on polarization culturally and in the Church, and imagine healthier ways forward. "I understand the impulse in "follo…
 
Thinking Faith begins a new faith and mental health series featuring the Saints. Over the next few months, Deacon Eric highlights various saints whose intercessions can be particularly helpful for those struggling with mental health challenges and those who accompany them. Show Snippet: "St. Dymphna’s intercessions can move us to deepen our own com…
 
In this part 2 of 2, Deacon Eric Gurash rejoins the podcast as he and Dr. Brett Salkeld discuss the 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality. Show Snippet: "The potential is there to transform a parish from being concerned about how they're going to pay for the roof...to how do we care for our neighbours that are experiencing hardship of any kind? How do we b…
 
In this part 1 of 2, Deacon Eric Gurash rejoins the podcast as he and Dr. Brett Salkeld discuss the 2021-2023 Synod on Synodality. Show Snippet: "Actually spending time with people and learning from the experiences of people who are different from you, is actually one of the best antidotes to ideology there is." Follow the link for more information…
 
In this crossover episode, Catholic convert, K. Albert Little invites Dr. Brett Salkeld to join his Cordial Catholic podcast to discuss The Eucharist, Real Presence, and Transubstantiation. Show Snippet: "Think of Jesus spitting in the mud and rubbing stuff on people's eyes. That is SO sacramental...that the material order which God created as good…
 
We are excited to present a special cross-over episode of Thinking Faith featuring Theological Arsonist host, Jonah Saller discussing Brett's book Transubstantiation: Theology, History, and Christian Unity. Show Snippet: "I can't tell you how long I believed that what was physically changing was the physical elements were becoming the physical body…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest John Jalsevac discuss how, though they have different initial instincts with respect to vaccination, reasoned engagement with the sources makes it possible to sift fact from fiction and find common ground. Show Snippet: "If we have these conversations, real conversations based upon an openness to the other you often real…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest John Jalsevac discuss how, though they have different initial instincts with respect to vaccination, reasoned engagement with the sources makes it possible to sift fact from fiction and find common ground. Show Snippet: "I haven't come to some moment of clarity in which the heavens have opened and I realized all the anti…
 
Dr. Brett continues his conversation with local writer and newest contributor to Archregina News, Dan Shervan discussing his unique perspectives on faith, spirituality, and religion as part of his personal journey of faith. Show Snippet: "It reminds me of Nietzsche saying 'God is dead', and people never know the end of that quote where it's like 'a…
 
Dr. Brett sits down with local writer and newest contributor to ArchRegina News, Dan Shervan discussing his unique perspectives on faith, spirituality, and religion as part of his personal journey of faith. Show Snippet: "People will often talk about 'Catholic guilt' and how that's so bad, but to me, it's not 'Catholic guilt', humans just have that…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest, Brendan Steven begin a four-part series of discussions on the idea of a Universal Basic Income. Show Snippet: "As much as I just said you can't have private property without universal destination of goods, and that's true, private property nonetheless is an important principle, and you do have to discern when are we unj…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest, Brendan Steven begin a four-part series of discussions on the idea of a Universal Basic Income. Show Snippet: "An interesting argument against (UBI)...is that UBI is a bandaid for a broken system. What we actually need is a living wage and workers' rights and these other kinds of things, and UBI might help a lot of the …
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest, Brendan Steven begin a four-part series of discussions on the idea of a Universal Basic Income. Show Snippet: "Because money is not just an amount, but it's how often it's spent and what it's used for, it actually keeps generating value as it cycles...one of the arguments for how UBI pays for itself is rooted in this id…
 
With a timely Christmas theme, Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest Peter Van Kampen continue their discussion on the impact simplifying our own living expenses can have on the lives of others. Peter's Book: Live Simply: So That Others Might Simply Live https://amzn.to/3DgGOod The Bicycle Project: https://worldbicyclerelief.org/…
 
As we head into Christmas we've pre-empted the remainder of our series on Universal Basic Income to accommodate a very timely 2-part discussion with Youth Minister and Catholic speaker, Peter Van Kampen. Author of Living Simply: So That Others May Simply Live. Peter's Books: Live Simply: So That Others Might Simply Live https://amzn.to/3DgGOod The …
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and guest, Brendan Steven begin a four-part series of discussions on the idea of a Universal Basic Income. Show Snippet: "A good stance, I think, for a Catholic going into a policy debate is to know that a) there will be no silver bullets, and b) there will be unintended consequences of almost any policy."…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld and Dr. Kevin Cormier, continue their discussion on the science behind COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to fight it. Show Snippet: "...from a common good perspective...even if I'm a very healthy person and I don't think I'm going to succumb to a grave disease state, my contribution to getting vaccinated is really…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld is joined by Dr. Kevin Cormier, Medical Researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto with a background in theology and philosophy discussing the science behind COVID-19 and the vaccines that have been developed to fight it. Show Snippet: "There's some very primal emotions that, be it anti-vaxxers, be it people who are hesitant, or …
 
We wrap up our three=part conversation with Dr. Brett Salkeld and Dr. Melissa Moschella, moral philosopher at the Catholic University of America discussing vaccine mandates and exemptions from a Catholic perspective. Show Snippet: "If my conscience is telling me that somebody else needs to pay a price, that might actually even be a good indication …
 
This week Dr. Brett Salkeld sits down with Dr. Melissa Moschella, moral philosopher at the Catholic University of America for a three-part series discussing vaccine mandates and exemptions from a Catholic perspective. Show Snippet: "Europe has gone this direction in terms of vaccine passports for certain activities...where, no we're not going to pu…
 
Dr. Brett Salkeld sits down with Dr. Melissa Moschella, moral philosopher at the Catholic University of America for a three-part series discussing vaccine mandates and exemptions from a Catholic perspective. Show Snippet: "It doesn't really make sense for an authority of the Catholic Church to be able to sign off on an exemption that says 'the Cath…
 
We conclude our four-part series of talks given by Dr. Brett Salkeld to the teachers of the Huron Perth School Division. Show Snippet: "English teachers especially, you know how deeply shaped human reality is by our use of language; the way that words can change our lives, the way that they can impact us..."…
 
We continue our four-part series of talks given by Dr. Brett Salkeld to the teachers of the Huron Perth School Division. Show Snippet: "The practice of being present to God and hearing Him is not magic and it's not easy. And so if you pray and you're not picking up anything...pick up a Bible."By Deacon Eric Gurash
 
We continue our four-part series of talks given by Dr. Brett Salkeld to the teachers of the Huron Perth School Division. Show Snippet: "...if you need any proof at all of the wisdom that's embedded in this teaching, that is that children are best off when they are educated by their own parents, in the values and traditions of their own communities,…
 
This week on Thinking Faith, we begin a series of talks delivered by Dr. Brett Salkeld to the teachers of the Huron-Perth Catholic School Division. This four-part series will touch on areas of Truth and Reconciliation as well as Curriculum permeation in various subjects. Show Snippet: "We're not used to silence very much these days. We don't have m…
 
This week, Thinking Faith presents a replay of our Fall Congress keynote address by Cande de Leon from the diocese of Pheonix Arizona speaking to us about his holistic approach to stewardship and its connection to our 2021 Archbishop's Appeal theme "Unbinding Love." Show Snippet: "We forget that it's the championship game. Every Mass is the champio…
 
In this part two of two, returning guest, Brendan Steven of CatholicConscience.org joins Eric and Brett to discuss the role of Catholic voters and the need for deep discernment in the upcoming Canadian federal election. Show Snippet: "I want more Catholics to learn more about Catholic Social Teaching, and...how blown away you will be about the cons…
 
Returning guest, Brendan Steven of CatholicConscience.org joins Eric and Brett to discuss the role of Catholic voters and the need for deep discernment in the upcoming Canadian federal election. Show Snippet: "We have in front of us a pretty wide range of policy options that have been placed on the table by the different party leaders. And so I thi…
 
In light of the upcoming Canadian Federal Election on September 20th, this re-release of our two-part series introduces Catholics to important tools for discerning how to participate in the electoral process without leaving your faith at the door. Show Snippet: "Many people have the impression that Church teaching would expect any two well-formed C…
 
Deacon Eric Gurash discusses the intersection of faith and mental health in this examination of St. Ignatius of Loyola's Rules for Discernment of Spirits and new research into Religious Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Read more and find links: https://bit.ly/3z4CfMx Show Snippet: "It recognizes that, in the midst of a spiritual or a mental health cri…
 
In this part two of two, Eric and Brett discuss the theological problems with how Residential Schools were implemented and the Church's participation in them. Show Snippet: "We see within the Residential Schoool system the effects of trying to not inculturate the Gospel...discovering the Incarnation within the language and the culture of another na…
 
In this two-part series, Eric and Brett discuss the theological problems with how Residential Schools were implemented and the Church's participation in them. Show Snippet: "In order for there to be a healing and moving forward...it's so essential for us to identify the unjust systems that we have been participating in and...recognizing there's sti…
 
Continuing our Summer Bible Study with Deacon Eric Gurash. In this three-part series, we break open the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, looking at its relation to the Gospel of Luke, who wrote it, and why, and taking a deep dive into a few major themes. Show Snippet: "By the end of his work, Luke wants there to be no doubt that when we see the pe…
 
Continuing our Summer Bible Study with Deacon Eric Gurash. In this three-part series, we break open the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, looking at its relation to the Gospel of Luke, who wrote it, and why, and taking a deep dive into a few major themes. Show Snippet: "While the other gospel writers show this fulfillment (of Salvation History) in …
 
Summer's here and it's time for another Summer Bible Study with Deacon Eric Gurash. In this three-part series, we break open the Book of the Acts of the Apostles, looking at its relation to the Gospel of Luke, who wrote it, and why, and taking a deep dive into a few major themes. Show Snippet: "And so we have the author we have come to know as Luke…
 
Our Catholic faith has much to say regarding maintaining our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. This week Deacon Eric spends some time examining the role of Rote and Intercessory prayer in building mental health resiliency. Show Snippet: "...rote prayers, like the Jesus Prayer, the Sucipe, or the Lord’s Prayer, can steep us in a world view …
 
We continue our conversation this week with Dr. André Polaniecki from Holy Cross Colledge at the University of Notre Dame discussing the Catholic Faith, athletics, health, and building virtue through sports. Show Snippet: "I could go on and on about the sporting connections you can make with different virtues...and like you say, of the Christian my…
 
We sit down this week with Dr. André Polaniecki from Holy Cross Colledge at the University of Notre Dame discussing the Catholic Faith, athletics, health, and building virtue through sports. Show Snippet: "John Paul II was hugely instrumental in my own faith formation...and athletes are that for a lot of people...they have the capacity to be these …
 
Brett continues his conversation with Paul D'Hondt and Dr. Christopher Baglow on teaching science in a Catholic school this week on Thinking Faith. Show Snippet: "It ceased being a good thing that I could be helpful with, to something I got excited about, once I began to realize that taking science seriously was transforming and deepening my own un…
 
This week Thinking Faith welcomes Dr. Christopher Baglow of the University of Notre Dame, and Paul D'Hondt from the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board in Ontario, Canada to discuss teaching science in a Catholic School. Show Snippet: "The mind or the reason of the Universe through whom the Universe was made is the one who became flesh in Je…
 
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