Canadian Asian Missional Podcast
Episode 62 - Nones & Dones Series: “What Went Wrong?” (Reflections on Helen’s Story)

Episode 62 - Nones & Dones Series: “What Went Wrong?” (Reflections on Helen’s Story)

January 15, 2021

Episode 62 - Nones & Dones Series: "What Went Wrong?" (Reflections on Helen's Story)

One of the questions that Helen asked the audience to consider was how she ended up in this specific place in her spiritual life. In her own words, she reflected on the many factors and "what went wrong" which led to her decision to leave her church. In our candid conversation, we unpack and examine several of the reasons and discuss what it may look like to walk alongside others who share the same experience of a faith community.

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Episode 61 - Nones & Dones Series: Introduction & Helen’s Story

Episode 61 - Nones & Dones Series: Introduction & Helen’s Story

January 1, 2021

Episode 61 - Nones & Dones Series: Introduction & Helen's Story

It's been a long time coming, but we're so excited to start off the new year with a series focusing on the nones & dones: those who have no religious affiliation, have left the church, or are done with faith. In this introduction, we talk about the importance and the personal reasons for engaging in this conversation and the specific movement and trends we've observed in the lives of some of those around us.

 

Plus, our gracious friends from New Leaf Network have shared this un-testimony from Helen, who was one of the speakers at their Learning Circle events, detailing her departure from a church and Christian community. Check them out over at: https://www.newleafnetwork.ca/

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Episode 60 - Reflections On Season 3 [Year End Wrap-Up]

Episode 60 - Reflections On Season 3 [Year End Wrap-Up]

December 15, 2020

Episode 60 - Reflections On Season 3 [Year End Wrap-Up]

What a year 2020 has been!! We pause for a moment and reflect back on the conversations and lessons learned from the third season of our podcast journey. Join us as we dive into highlight episodes that have challenged us and continue to form us personally and in ministry. Also, a sneak peek at where we'll be starting off in the new year!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!! On to 2021!!

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Episode 59 - In The Space Between (Introducing Xenia Chan)

Episode 59 - In The Space Between (Introducing Xenia Chan)

December 1, 2020

Episode 59 - In The Space Between (Introducing Xenia Chan)

A new voice emerges on the Canadian Asian Missional Podcast as we welcome our friend Xenia Chan as a new co-host! We talk about her experiences and what she's observed in ministry, seminary education, Canadian Asian context, and what it looks like to reclaim the "Jesus narrative" in our contexts. Plus, we bring back the Rapid Fire round!

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Xenia's Blog - The Space Between

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Episode 58 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 3: A Survivor’s Story (feat. Rebecca K. Tan)

Episode 58 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 3: A Survivor’s Story (feat. Rebecca K. Tan)

November 15, 2020

Episode 58 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 3: A Survivor's Story (feat. Rebecca K. Tan)

TRIGGER WARNING: In these episodes, we discuss the subject matter of relational and sexual abuse and assault. Please exercise discretion and wisdom in listening as the nature of the topic may trigger some individuals.

In the third part of our continuing conversation, we sit down with Rebecca K. Tan, author of But He Said He Is A Christian, to hear her story of surviving relational abuse and assault. In what is often taboo or difficult to talk about, we discuss the importance of bringing to light what is happening in our proximity, becoming more aware of the signs, and what it means for churches and communities to support and walk alongside those being abused and survivors.

Note: Our guest's voice has been altered to protect her identity.

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Episode 57 - The Secular Age, Part 2: Engagement & Ministry (feat. Andrew Root)

Episode 57 - The Secular Age, Part 2: Engagement & Ministry (feat. Andrew Root)

November 1, 2020

Episode 57 - The Secular Age, Part 2: Engagement & Ministry (feat. Andrew Root)

In gaining a clearer picture of the various stages of the secular age, how might that inform and impact our level of engagement and ministry practices? What happens if we misidentify which level we are in? What unique challenges do we face in today's age? Here's the second part of our conversation with Dr. Andrew Root as we dive deeper into implications for our faith and churches! Let's do this!!

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Andrew Root's WEBSITE

Andrew Root on Twitter

Faith Formation In A Secular Age

The Pastor In A Secular Age

The End of Youth Ministry?

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Episode 56 - The Secular Age, Part 1: Understanding The Stages (feat. Andrew Root)

Episode 56 - The Secular Age, Part 1: Understanding The Stages (feat. Andrew Root)

October 15, 2020

Episode 56 - The Secular Age, Part 1: Understanding The Stages (feat. Andrew Root)

As society and culture move away from religious traditions, how can we understand the various shifts and stages of secularism? Do we have a common definition or understanding? Dr. Andrew Root joins our conversation as we dive into this important topic and unpack what that means for our lives and communities! Check it out!

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Andrew Root's WEBSITE

Andrew Root on Twitter

Faith Formation In A Secular Age

The Pastor In A Secular Age

The End of Youth Ministry?

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Episode 55 - Being Asian-Canadian Christian Witnesses (AFC Advanced Leadership Training)

Episode 55 - Being Asian-Canadian Christian Witnesses (AFC Advanced Leadership Training)

October 1, 2020

Episode 55 - Being Asian-Canadian Christian Witnesses (AFC Advanced Leadership Training)

Over this past summer, we had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Ambassadors For Christ In Canada to lead a training event for their campus leaders online, specifically focusing on being Asian-Canadian witnesses in our culture today. We got to share our experiences, reflections, and why we believe presence is vital for how we build bridges for others to encounter Christ!

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Episode 54 - Listening To Nuance: Observing Faith & Church Experiences Through Ethnography (feat. Scott Wall)

Episode 54 - Listening To Nuance: Observing Faith & Church Experiences Through Ethnography (feat. Scott Wall)

September 15, 2020

Episode 54 - Listening To Nuance: Observing Faith & Church Experiences Through Ethnography (feat. Scott Wall)

Much has been said about the patterns and social customs of Canadian Asian church and faith experiences, but do those descriptions line up with how people are actually living our lives? Are we jumping to conclusions and preemptively ringing alarm bells? We talk to our friend and ethnographer Scott Wall about the importance of listening well, learning to make distinctions in our understanding, and how that impacts the way in which we approach ministry.

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Episode 53 - Secularism & Tension: Asian Witness In French-Speaking Canada (feat. Rici Be)

Episode 53 - Secularism & Tension: Asian Witness In French-Speaking Canada (feat. Rici Be)

September 1, 2020

Episode 53 - Secularism & Tension: Asian Witness In French-Speaking Canada (feat. Rici Be)

 

Almost one quarter of Canada's population resides in the province of Quebec and its distinct culture and history has shaped a unique landscape for ministry. Coming out of a difficult relationship with religion and having embraced secularism which extends all the way to its laws, how can the mission of God be re-imagined and contextualized and what part does the Asian church play to engage people for Christ? We're chatting with our friend and pastor Rici Be from Montreal about his journey and how He has seen the church break through!

 

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