SWWP 11 – And So It Begins

Second World War

The beginning of the Second World War is generally understood as being at the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany in September, 1939. Hitler created an excuse for invading and unleashed his forces on an […]

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SWWP 10 – Japan and Italy at the Dawn of the Second World War

Second World War

The Second World War began with the German invasion of Poland in 1939. But before we get to that, what about Japan and Italy? What were they doing as Germany was preparing to invade Poland? […]

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At the Intersection of Theology and Disability

Hope's Reason

Two of biggest interests that I have are theology and disability. Thankfully these two topics do intersect. When I wanted to talk about this, I knew exactly who I wanted to chat with. Keith Dow […]

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SWWP 8 – The Munich Agreement

Second World War

The German invasion of Czechoslovakia was a turning point in Hitler’s acts of aggression. This was the necessary step to transition from annexing fellow Germans in Austria to invading the non-German Poland, thus starting the […]

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The Metanarratives of Christianity and Islam

Hope's Reason

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Duane Alexander Miller, author of Two Stories of Everything. This is a book that I really appreciated and you can read my review here. Duane is a […]

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The Hope’s Reason Podcast

Hope's Reason

I have been podcasting for quite a few years and I do enjoy it. Although my original podcast has been taken down by me, I am still active in podcasting. I offer a podcast that […]

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Interview With Wesley Huff on Faith and Apologetics

Hope's Reason

I recently had the opportunity to talk to Wesley Huff, a fellow Canadian apologist, about his faith journey and current ministry. Wes ministers on campus with Power to Change and is also a doctoral student […]

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Philosophy: Who Needs It?

Hope's Reason

In this episode, I have a conversation with Jason Crowder. Jason describes himself as “an academic, an author, a Christian Hedonist, a husband, a mentor, a philosopher, a philosophical theologian, and a theologian.” He is the […]

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Positively Powerless: An Interview With L.L. Martin

Hope's Reason

There is power in positive thinking. Or is there? Is the positive thinking movement harmless or are there some connections to some dangerous ideas? In this episode, I interview L.L. Martin about her new book, Positively […]

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An Interview With Ron Sandison on Autism

Hope's Reason

In this episode of the podcast, I talk to Ron Sandison about the topic of autism. Ron not only has autism himself, he also is an autism advocate. You can find out more about him […]

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SWW7 – The Rape Of Austria

Second World War

Although the Second World War really begins with the invasion of Poland, Germany’s expansion began earlier with the annexation of Austria. This event, which Churchill described as “the rape of Austria,” was the first real […]

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SWWP 6 – The Spanish Civil War

Second World War

 Between the First World War and the Second World War, there was another conflict that greatly impacted Europe. This was the Spanish Civil War. Although technically this was just a civil war between the […]

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31 Days to Become a Better Pastor: Subscribe to Some Podcasts

Leadership and Ministry

One of the best ways to become a better pastor to be intentional in lifelong learning. The worst thing is to see graduation from Bible college or seminary as the end of learning. There are […]

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SWWP 5 – Interview With Travis Dow On The German Context

Second World War

 When it comes to history, context is everything. Thankfully, we are blessed with great historical resources, including the German background. In this episode, I talk to Travis Dow, the host of the History of […]

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SWWP 4 – The War That Didn’t End All Wars

Second World War

It is difficult to understand the Second World War without some concept of the First World War. Many of the seeds of what happened in 1939-1945 were planted in 1914-1918. Even some of the battles […]

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The Second World War Podcast

Second World War

I have been interested in military history, especially that of the Second World War, for as long as I could remember. I would go through our family encyclopedia (this was long before the internet) and […]

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SWWP 3 – Setting The Stage: The Allies

Second World War

Last time we looked at the countries that made up the Axis powers. This time we look at the Allies. The Allies are much more than just Britain, United States and the Soviet Union, even […]

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SWWP 2 – Setting the Stage: The Axis Powers

Second World War

In this episode, we begin to set the stage by looking at the Axis powers. What was happening in German, Italy and Japan at the time and who were their leaders? You may be surprised […]

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SWWP 1 – Introduction to the Podcast

Second World War

In this first episode, I share a little about myself and the direction of this podcast. In the episode, I mention the podcast by Ray Harris, Jr. You can find the History of WWII Podcast HERE. […]

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Autism and Mental Health

Autism

Although autism is not a mental illness, there is a connection. The stress of either being on the autism spectrum or caring for someone on the autism spectrum can greatly affect mental health. I had […]

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The History of Christianity Podcast

History of Christianity

I have created a podcast on the History of Christianity. As I love both history and the church, it is a natural match for me. The original plan was to have this as part of […]

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Autism Awareness: 3 Areas For Improvement

Hope's Reason

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism awareness has come a long way in the past few decades. More people than ever before are aware of autism. But there is more to be done. In this […]

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Interview With Andrew Walsh on Theistic Evolution

Hope's Reason

Faithful Christians have a variety of views on the origins of life and the age of the earth. One of these views is theistic evolution. Dr. Andrew Walsh shares with us his understanding of evolution […]

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An Interview With Dallas Friesen on Christian Leadership

Hope's Reason

In this episode of the podcast, I interview Dr. Dallas Friesen, Director of Congregational Development with the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec. Dallas talks to us about his experience in ministry and the developments […]

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An Interview With Paul Franks on Apologetics and Philosophy

Hope's Reason

For the last six years, I have been teaching at Tyndale University College as a sessional lecture, mainly in the area of the New Testament. I have really come to appreciate this school. Somewhere in […]

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An Interview With Darryl Dash on Church Leadership

Hope's Reason

In this episode, I have the opportunity to talk with Darryl Dash. Darryl is the founding pastor of Liberty Grace Church in Toronto. We had a great conversation about what ministry looks like and his […]

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All About C.S. Lewis Podcast

C.S. Lewis and Friends

If you are interested in learning more about C.S. Lewis, you might enjoy the All About C.S. Lewis Podcast by Reggie Gates.

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All About Jack Podcast

C.S. Lewis

If you are interested in learning more about C.S. Lewis, you might like the All About Jack Podcast. Although the latest episode was from a couple of years ago, you might enjoy the episodes that […]

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Audio Resources on Autism

Disability and Faith

One of the best ways to become more aware about autism to learn from good sources. La Trobe University in Australia has a tremendous amount of audio resources on almost every subject. I’m currently listening […]

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The Paulcast: A Podcast on the Apostle Paul

Paulcast

I’m always on the look out for good podcasts. A number come my way but are quickly dropped. One that has come to my attention and made the cut is the Paulcast with Kurt Willems. […]

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30 Day Apologetics Challenge: Day 8

Apologetics and Theology

Start a Podcast This challenge has much in common with the previous challenge of starting a blog. It is based on the same motivation of getting good apologetic content out to the people who need […]

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Top 5 Podcast Episodes of 2015

I hope that you know that in addition to the blog, there is also a Hope’s Reason podcast. If not go to iTunes and subscribe right away. To give you an idea of what the […]

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A Resource That All Bloggers Need

I have been blogging in the area of Christian discipleship for quite a few years. It is important for me to keep up on biblical studies and theology to make sure that my content is […]

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How to Start a Podcast

Podcast

Have you ever considered starting a podcast? If you are serious about getting a message out, podcasting can be an effective means. Podcasting fits nicely with blogging and social media in presenting what you value. […]

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Me and Autism

Autism

It has been a few weeks since I announced that I was diagnosed with high functioning autism. In this podcast, I reflect on some of my feelings about autism and faith. Check out some of […]

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What is the Synoptic Problem?

There seems to be some sort of relationship between Matthew, Mark and Luke, but what is it? This episode of the podcast will look at what scholars call the Synoptic Problem. If you want to […]

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History of the Crusades

Apologetics and Theology

I am always on the lookout for good podcasts and I am fortunate to have found one with the History of the Crusades podcast. I love history and the time of the crusades is particularly […]

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Going Deeper into Autism

Autism

In April (Autism Awareness Month), I had the privilege of being interviewed by Nick Peters on his Deeper Waters podcast. Nick is a great guy and we have a few things in common. One is […]

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Elijah and the Battle of the Gods

Is there any point of looking for background information on the Bible or should we just keep our reading on the surface level? Although I believe people can learn what they need to know to […]

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No Offence But…

Are you easily offended? Are other people offended by what you do, say or believe? What does an offence even mean? In this podcast episode, I reflect on some of these questions. This episode is from […]

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What Does a Pastor Actually Do?

Leadership and Ministry

Pastors have it easy, they only work one day a week. Except the reality is that many pastors work seven days a week, even if they are not in the office. In this episode, I […]

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Reflections on the Apologetics Canada Conference

I had a lot of fun at the recent Apologetics Canada conference and so I thought I would take some time to share some reflections in my podcast.

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Podcast Music

I hope that you have been listening to my podcast.  One of the things that I have wanted to add to it was some fun music to start it off.  Glenn Peoples was great enough […]

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Science Related Podcasts

I have been listening to a couple of science related podcasts that people might find interesting. I Didn’t Know That is the podcast of Hugh Ross’ Reasons to Believe ministry.  You can find it on […]

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Darwin or Design

I have been listening to the Darwin or Design podcast with Tom Woodward.  Tom interviews a number of important figures in the intelligent design movement.  It is worth checking out.  You can find it here.

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