Podcast: Faith Trends

Conversations that connect research and ministry. Join co-hosts Lindsay Callaway and Rick Hiemstra as they help us understand who we are as the Canadian Church.

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Second-Generation Chinese Evangelicals

In this study, Dr. Enoch Wong explores the “silent exodus” of these Canadian-born Chinese from their parents’ churches, tracing their journeys to negotiate their cultural, ethnic, and faith identities for themselves utilizing both sociology of religion and leadership studies.

Needs of Women Ministry Leaders

​​Amy Vetter joins our host Lindsay Callaway to speak about the importance of women in ministry.

Does it matter if outsiders trust us?

Carole Ardell, a recent DMin graduate, discusses her research on The Relationship Between Trust and Perceived Relevance of Local Christian Churches in Prince George, B.C.

Equipping women to lead in ministry

How are women equipped to lead in ministry? Lindsay talks with Marilyn Draper from Tyndale University about her research on women's pastoral internship experiences at seminary.

Trends in Christian Contemporary Music

​In this episode, Lindsay Callaway talks with Mike Tapper, Chair of Religion Department at SWU, and Marc Jolicoeur, Pastor of Worship & Creative Arts in Moncton, NB about their recent study on the trends in worship music in the last 25 years. 

Zoom seminary

​Jason Mills is a Canadian pastor, chaplain and educator living in the Blue Mountains and researching about ministry and technology, online theological education, pastoral formation and practical theology.

Gen-Z and evangelism

​Definitions and approaches to evangelism are changing. In this episode, Lindsay speaks with Shaila Visser and Tim Gonsalves from Alpha Canada about a recent study on Gen-Z and evangelism in Canada. 

Clergy resilience

​What makes pastors resilient in ministry? Lindsay and Rick talk with Briercrest Seminary faculty member and recent PhD graduate Margaret Clarke about her research on clergy wellbeing. With a background in therapy and personal experience as a clergy spouse, Dr. Clarke shares about the common stressors and resources available to pastors. We discuss how congregations, denominational leaders, and academic leaders can foster resilience in their pastors. Stay tuned for Rick and Lindsay’s takeaways after the interview.

Making it count

​​How do we measure and document changing religious landscapes in Canada? Why does it matter? In this episode Rick talks with Dr. Bruce Guenther, professor of church history and Mennonite studies at Trinity Western University's ACTS seminaries, and Jonathan Chadwick, graduate student at Trinity Western. Stay tuned for Rick and Lindsay's debrief at the end.