Canadian Asian Missional Podcast
Episode 49 - The Spirit Is Moving & Leading: A Conversation on Pentecostalism (feat. Josh Samuel)

Episode 49 - The Spirit Is Moving & Leading: A Conversation on Pentecostalism (feat. Josh Samuel)

July 1, 2020

Episode 49 - The Spirit Is Moving & Leading: A Conversation on Pentecostalism (feat. Josh Samuel)

How can we recognize the main role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, faith, and communities? Joined by our good friend, Rev. Dr. Josh Samuel from Masters College & Seminary, we explore one of the fastest growing global Christian movements of our generation and what it can teach us to engage with the human experience, inform our worship, and spur us onto mission. Let's do this!

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Josh Samuel's website: Loving God and People

Theology Breakdown with Josh Samuel YouTube channel

Josh's book: The Holy Spirit in Worship Music, Preaching, and the Altar: Renewing Pentecostal Corporate Worship

Master's College & Seminary

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2020 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 48 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 2: Cancel Culture, Dismemberment, and Creating Safety (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

Episode 48 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 2: Cancel Culture, Dismemberment, and Creating Safety (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

June 15, 2020

Episode 48 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 2: Cancel Culture, Dismembered Pastors, and Creating Safety (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

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

In the second part of our frank conversation with our friends Xenia & Daisey, we discuss how how faith communities have responded to accusations. Can our reactions cause more harm and perpetuate a specific culture that make it difficult for us address these issues? Is it more difficult for those from an Asian background? Given the severity, how do we shepherd and create space for listening, restoration, and walking alongside victims, abusers, and our communities? An important and vital conversation for our day.

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 47 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 1: Leadership & Power Dynamics Between Men & Women (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

Episode 47 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 1: Leadership & Power Dynamics Between Men & Women (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

June 1, 2020

Episode 47 - #ChurchToo Movement, Part 1: Leadership & Power Dynamics Between Men & Women (feat. Xenia Chan & Daisey Lin)

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

Over the past several years, accusations of abuses in leadership have caused the church to face the dynamics between men & women in regards to ministering and serving together. How has culture and background impacted the way we have formed these relationships? What underlying issues have perpetuated and led to harm and misuse of power? In the first part of our frank conversation with our friends Xenia & Daisey, we examine the history of these relationships and our reaction and processing of the #ChurchToo movement.

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 46 - Navigating Faith & Doubt: Freedom, Fear, and Charity (feat. Austin Fischer)

Episode 46 - Navigating Faith & Doubt: Freedom, Fear, and Charity (feat. Austin Fischer)

May 15, 2020

Episode 46 - Navigating Faith & Doubt: Freedom, Fear, and Charity (feat. Austin Fischer)

When it comes to working out our convictions, there are definitely helpful and unhelpful approaches. What are the lenses in which we understand our theology? Is there grace and freedom to re-evaluated and change our traditions while still staying faithful? What happens when we doubt or when the way in which our beliefs are being formed differ from those who we live, serve, and worship with? We sit down for an honest and open conversation with pastor and author Austin Fischer to share our experiences and to be stretched to find a better way!

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2020 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 45 - Roots, Adoption, and Forming New Expressions of Worship (feat. John Baik)

Episode 45 - Roots, Adoption, and Forming New Expressions of Worship (feat. John Baik)

May 1, 2020

Episode 45 - Roots, Adoption, & Forming New Expressions Of Worship (feat. John Baik)

Styles of worship and liturgy have a long history and connection to cultures and influences. As we take a glimpse at the deeper roots that have shaped our modern expressions and the ties they have to our ethnic identities, we long for a new imagination that honours our past, while forging a new way for the future that includes all generations. Our bandmate John Baik joins us for this insightful conversation, recorded in an airport!

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Episode 44 - Worship In Canadian Asian Churches: A Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Perspective (feat. Kevin Ueta & John Baik)

Episode 44 - Worship In Canadian Asian Churches: A Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Perspective (feat. Kevin Ueta & John Baik)

April 15, 2020

Episode 44 - Worship In Canadian Asian Churches: A Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Perspective (feat. Kevin Ueta & John Baik)

How and why does worship look and sound the way it does in the Canadian Asian context? What has influenced the way it is led and how has it impacted generations of the congregation? We explore and compare three different perspectives of worship in a conversation with our good friends Kevin & John and learn from each other's experiences!

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Special Episode – The Coronavirus: How It Reveals Who We Are & Where We Might Be Headed

Special Episode – The Coronavirus: How It Reveals Who We Are & Where We Might Be Headed

April 1, 2020

Special Episode – The Coronavirus: How It Reveals Who We Are & Where We Might Be Headed

In the midst of a global pandemic, are we recognizing what it is revealing about ourselves, what we value, and the worldview we hold on to? As churches and communities wrestle and work out how to respond and continue to move forward, is there an opportunity for slowing down, letting go, and finding new ways of engagement? On our episode today, we discuss how this unprecedented circumstance affects us and potentially radically changes where we are headed. Check it out!

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Music Credits: aKu – The Final Blow © 2018 aKu All Rights Reserved, Used With Permission

Episode 43 - Exploring Diversity

Episode 43 - Exploring Diversity

March 15, 2020

Episode 43 - Exploring Diversity

As we inhabit spaces filled with people from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds, what is the most helpful ways in which we can understand diversity? Is it necessary to differentiate or do we just accept the make-up of our cities? And what does this mean for for those who come from multiple cultures? We tackle this listener's question and consider what is the best way to unpack our histories and see our churches engage our cities and neighbours!

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Episode 42 - Facing Cultural & Generational Conflict

Episode 42 - Facing Cultural & Generational Conflict

March 1, 2020

Episode 42 - Facing Cultural & Generational Conflict

When we face generational and cultural conflict in the Canadian Asian context, how do we best engage and navigate through the challenges? We take a look at some common factors, how to recognize and work through antagonisms, recapturing truth-telling, and how addressing tension and conflict is connected to the disciple making process. Let's do this!!

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Episode 41 - The CEO Pastor & Mutual Decision Making

Episode 41 - The CEO Pastor & Mutual Decision Making

February 15, 2020

Episode 41 - The CEO Pastor & Mutual Decision Making

On any given week, many decisions need to be made in regards to who the church strives to be, what happens in the context of ministries, and how to forge forward as a community seeking to follow God on His mission. But the question is: how do we make those decisions? And what does the process reveal about our understanding of the role of the pastor and the community? Join us on a conversation as we examine the role of the CEO-type pastor and explore new ways of making decisions together!

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