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Podcasts

We’ve been releasing audio recordings since June 1, 2017 to help Canadians sort through pressing issues and topics like spiritual growth and health, other religions, religious freedom, vocation, and tough questions of faith and living in contemporary society. The EFC Podcast often features interviews, articles from Faith Today magazine, and dispatches from Brian Stiller, global ambassador of the World Evangelical Alliance. Browse below, or you can also listen at the Faith Today website and SoundCloud, and subscribe at Google Play (popular for Android devices), Apple Podcasts and our RSS (Feedburner).
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What is spiritual direction?

What is spiritual direction? Spiritual Director Cathy McMulkin explains the heart of this ancient practice.

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Peace in the Pandemic

Registered therapist Sharon Ramsay offers tips on mental and spiritual health in a challenging time.

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COVID-19 Is Impacting Church Life

Hand sanitizer at every door, tweaked communion services and no more hugs or handshakes. COVID-19 is impacting church life. Includes a list of congregational resources we'll keep updated!  This podcast was recorded on March 11; therefore some of the information is outdated. 

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The New Heart of Compassion Canada

Allison Alley is the new, fourth president of Compassion Canada. In this interview, we explore the role of the local church in development work, our own spiritual poverty even when we are materially rich, and so much more.

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When we're too proud to admit our pride

The EFC's resident theologian David Guretzki joins the EFC podcast to share a recent and humbling brush with pride.

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Craft, cost and call

An interview with Patricia Paddey and Karen Stiller.Inspiring and immensely readable, Craft, Cost & Call offers hands-on help to people of faith who want to write well and understand what it takes to be published. For writers yearning to grow in their craft or hoping to launch a writing career, this unique guidebook provides a clear path forward filled with the hard-won wisdom of long-time and widely-published Christian writers.

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The Power of Mentoring

Doug Ward shares insights from his new book co-authored with Sharon Simmonds, Great Mentoring For Real Life Change. We dig into the power of active listening, great questions and how churches can do mentoring better.

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The State of Religion in Canada

Researchers Rick Hiemstra of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and Sam Reimer of Crandall University unpack the (sometimes surprising) results of a 2019 survey of religiosity in Canada. Things might not be what you think they are...

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Urgent action required: Expansion of access to MAID

The government is asking Canadians their views on safeguards for medical assistance in dying (MAID). Whether Canadians support safeguards or not will have an impact on what the government includes in new legislation on MAID, which is expected very soon.