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The Gospel Simplicity Podcast is centered around the conviction that the gospel is really good news. Here you will find conversations with Christians from various traditions as we seek to unpack the beautiful simplicity and transformative power of the gospel. Gospel Simplicity is known for ecumenical dialogue that is charitable and open to learning from people with whom you might disagree. We believe that God desires for his Church to be one, united in love for God and neighbor, and on missi ...
 
We need more Christians to think. That's why Jeremy and the guys at All Things All People talk to some of the most interesting Christian thinkers around. Each week interviews, questions, and conversations center around raising up generations of Christian thinkers to understand and reach the world with the transformative message of the Gospel. Listen in and learn to "Think Like a Christian".
 
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In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by my good friend, YouTuber Austin Suggs from the wildly popular Gospel Simplicity channel to talk about why he isn't Catholic – after a year of asking questions about the Catholic faith. Austin stumbled into a world of digging deeply into questions of the ancient Christian faiths. From his experi…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by author, podcaster, and Catholic convert Haley Stewart to talk about her experience converting to Catholicism. On a search for a liturgically minded church, and through reading the Early Church Fathers, Haley and her husband Daniel, became interested and then deeply immersed in the Catholic Chur…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Father Nathan Caswell, an Evangelical convert to Catholicism with an incredible conversion story to share. Father Nathan was raised Charismatic Evangelical, converted to Catholicism with his family on an Indigenous Reservation in Northern Canada, and spent the next several years wandering and s…
 
John Vervaeke is a Professor of Cognitive Science and Psychology at the University of Toronto. He has an excellent youtube channel and I would particularly recommend his series "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis". Awakening from the Meaning Crisis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54l8_... J ohn Vervaeke, Paul Vanderklay, JP Marceau on Teleology: ht…
 
Sam and Hank continue the church fathers dialogue series by beginning to discuss Origen of Alexandria. We give a biographical background for Origen and the context and translation history of "On First Principles". We particularly focus on the topics of the Trinity and the Incarnation. We mention Father John Behr, Henri De Lubac, Athanasius of Alexa…
 
Any trip down the "Greatest Hits" of the ATAP Podcast to this point has to include Joe Barnes.Well known as a member of Maverick City, Joe came on the show in October of 2020 and it became one of the show's most popular episodes. It is obvious why, as Joe's heart for Jesus and leading people to Him through song was nothing but evident. Listen in an…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by author, and professor of Catholic history, and popular guest on this program Steve Weidenkopf. We talk about Steve's latest book Light from Darkness and discuss times when the Catholic Church was in complete turmoil, morally bankrupt, failing, and near collapse – and how each and every time it …
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined once again by renown patristics scholar Mike Aquilina to talk about how the Early Church – the very first Christians following the apostles – evangelized, how they spread the Christian faith. Through this conversation we dig into the early Christian sources like no one else can, expertly guided by…
 
Dr. Joshua Sijuwade is a Visiting Lecturer at the London School of Theology and has a PhD from the University of York in the Philosophy of Religion. Josh has taken inspiration from Beau Branson's Monarchical Trinitarianism and articulated it in a way that includes developments in contemporary analytic metaphysics and also putting on a catholic twis…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity What do Orthodox Christians think of non-Orthodox Christians? In my investigation of Orthodoxy, I've received varied answers to this question, and in this video I talk with Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick about th…
 
Dr Shabir Ally is the President of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto, the host of "Let the Quran Speak", and a well known Islamic Apologist. He has had many debates with Trinitarian Christians on the topic of the Trinity and is extremely well informed and articulate on the topic. Instead of a debate we have a cordial d…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm re-joined by Father Blake Britton, the author of the fantastic new book Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church. Fr. Blake was a guest on this show exactly 100 episodes ago when we discussed Vatican II and what would, eventually, become this fa…
 
A proud resident of downtown Hamilton, Martinus is deeply passionate about cities, the creative arts, commerce, and his community. His affinity for urban renewal, construction and social capitalism (no, that's not an oxymoron), shine as he excitedly discusses the revitalization of Hamilton and its many diverse neighbourhoods with anyone that will l…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by author, podcaster, and Catholic convert Tsh Oxenreider to unpack her incredible journey into the Catholic Church. Tsh and her husband Kyle met as missionary church planters, served and travelled with their family around the world, and eventually landed in the Anglican Church where they found th…
 
A proud resident of downtown Hamilton, Martinus is deeply passionate about cities, the creative arts, commerce, and his community. His affinity for urban renewal, construction and social capitalism (no, that's not an oxymoron), shine as he excitedly discusses the revitalization of Hamilton and its many diverse neighbourhoods with anyone that will l…
 
Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Recovering Truth: Religion, Journalism, and Democracy in a Post-Truth Era project at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (Arizona State University). She has a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University. After completing an honors B.A. and M.A. in Religious Stu…
 
Austin Suggs is loving across the lines with the work he does creating content on his YouTube channel Gospel Simplicity. There he can be seen going into Catholic and Orthodox settings and engaging people in fascinating interviews and conversations. In this conversation, Austin and Jeremy talk about crossing lines of belief to better understand each…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Dr. Matthew J. Thomas, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and the author of the incredible Paul's "Works of the Law" in the Perspective of Second Century Reception. Dr. Thomas joins us to look at the two perspectives on "Works of the Law" …
 
Dr. Sarah Riccardi-Swartz is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Recovering Truth: Religion, Journalism, and Democracy in a Post-Truth Era project at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict (Arizona State University). She has a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from New York University. After completing an honors B.A. and M.A. in Religious Stu…
 
In this edition of BASECAMP, the ATAP guys explain the core beliefs surrounding Wicca, Neo-Paganism, New Age, and more. These belief systems are growing significantly, especially among the youngest demographics. Listen in as Josh, Ben, and Jeremy teach and share their own experiences visiting and speaking with practitioners of Wicca and other Neo-P…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity Julian of Norwich is admired by theologians, feminists, historians, and everyone in between. She's a figure that's hard to pin down and whose influence can be seen from bumper stickers to Ph.D. dissertations…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Dr. Denis McNamara, associate professor and Director of the Center for Beauty and Culture at Benedictine College to talk about Pope Francis's Motu Proprio on the celebration of the Mass, Traditionis Custodes and how we can make the Mass great again. We dig into how to. understand the parallel f…
 
You're going to dwell on something, why not dwell on the Word of God? That's the sentiment of this week's guests, Vera Schmitz and Natalie Abbott. They are the co-founders of Dwell Differently, a company geared towards helping you ensure that God's Word is a part of everything you do because you take it everywhere you go. Through visually striking …
 
After working full-time at a large non-denominational church, Austin Suggs fell in love with teaching people to love and live out the message of the Bible, and this drove him to attend Moody Bible Institute where he is currently a theology major. This love for teaching also led to the start of his YouTube channel, Gospel Simplicity, where he has co…
 
Austin Suggs is the host of the wonderful youtube channel "Gospel Simplicity". We talked about his faith journey, the story of how he made his youtube channel, the curiosity of many evangelicals in older Christian traditions, and the future evangelicalism. Austin is a wonderful guy and I hope you will enjoy this interview and go and check out his c…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by missionary, church planter, and organizational leadership expert Dr. MaryJo Burchard to talk about her incredible journey into Catholicism. It's a wild one and really the title of this episode – and these show notes – just can't do justice to what brought her into the Catholic Church and her in…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gospelsimplicity In this video I'm joined by David Bercot, an Anabaptist Church Historian, pastor, and writer who seeks to share the teachings, and even more so, the lifestyle, of the Early Church. After investigating church…
 
Gavin Ortlund is an accomplished author, scholar, and YouTuber. He is also the Pastor at First Baptist Church in Ojai, California. He can often be found engaging with some of the most difficult topics in Christendom his YouTube channel, Truth Unites. Whether introducing complex philosophical concepts or debating Catholic apologists on the core tene…
 
Dr. Nicole Roccas is a communications professional who has worked in both academic and nonprofit environments. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (University of Toronto). Nicole has been a contributor to Ancient Faith Radio since 2015 as host of the Time Eternal podcast and blog. Her first bo…
 
Joshua Nightingale grew up between British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Brazil. In 2016 he moved to Winnipeg to study at Canadian Mennonite University. In March 2018 Josh successfully defended his Master’s thesis entitled “Trauma in the Differentiated Presence of God” and he graduated in April with his Master of Arts in Theology. He was hired as the…
 
Paul Anleitner is the host of the podcast "Deep Talks: Exploring Theology & Meaning Making". Paul is also a pastor at a church in Minnesota. Paul and I met through the Paul Vanderklay community. He is a very interesting guy with wide ranging interests. Today we talk about how the work of John Vervaeke has impacted him. Paul's youtube channel: https…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by Catholic author and columnist Eve Tushnet to talk about her writing, her journey into Catholicism, and navigating her the faith as a gay Catholic. Eve's insights – living and writing from the heart of the Catholic Church about some deeply personal, and challenging, issues – are flecked with her…
 
Joshua Nightingale grew up between British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Brazil. In 2016 he moved to Winnipeg to study at Canadian Mennonite University. In March 2018 Josh successfully defended his Master’s thesis entitled “Trauma in the Differentiated Presence of God” and he graduated in April with his Master of Arts in Theology. He was hired as the…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined once again, by popular demand, by author and catechist Jeffrey Pinyan. This time, we continue to dig into the prayers, actions, and meaning of the Mass beginning with the second-half of Mass, the Liturgy of the Eucharist. As in Episode 125, Jeffrey shares his immense knowledge of the "behind-the-s…
 
Lauren Chandler is an accomplished speaker, teacher, writer, and worship leader. She is also the wife of Matt Chandler, one of the lead pastors at The Village Church. She is the author of the Lifeway Study, "With Us in the Wilderness", where she walks through the Book of Numbers and parallels Israel's wilderness experiences with our own. In this co…
 
Jake Brancatella, aka the Muslim Metaphysician, is the host of his own youtube channel and is a cohost on Thought Adventure channel. He recently had a debate on The Trinity vs Tawhid with Dr James White from "The Firing Line". In this conservation Jake and I discuss that debate, go into further detail on some of the arguments, and try to further el…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by author and co-founder of ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) Terry Polakovic to tell the stories of some of the incredible women Doctors of the Church. This is a really incredible episode. Terry is a fantastic storyteller and in this conversation she sets up these incredible wo…
 
The smell of incense being burned as an offering to a false god really stays with you. You'll be able to hear it in the voices of the guys on this episode. This week, the ATAP guys detail Hinduism and the various beliefs that can be found in it. Even more, they share their own stories of visiting Hindu temples in the states and in South Asia and th…
 
In this episode of Hank and Sam's continuing dialogues on the Church Fathers we discuss Athenagoras. We don't know much about Athenagoras but we have 1 maybe 2 of his letters. His most important work is "A Plea for the Christians" written around 165AD to the emperor Marcus Aurelius for the purpose of convincing the Emperor to end the persecution of…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by author and catechist Jeffrey Pinyan to talk about what's going on in the Catholic Mass. In this conversation, we dig into the first part of the Mass, the Liturgy of the Word. Jeffrey draws on Scripture, the Church Fathers, and the rich traditions of the faith to explain what each and every aspe…
 
BASECAMP is all about going, "Into the Dark", and this episode starts with a bang...going into Scientology. One of the least understood, but most influential (at least in American pop culture), Scientology is a mystery to most. In this episode, Jeremy, Josh, and Ben detail the basic teachings of Scientology as well as recount their visit to the Chu…
 
This video is sponsored by Faithful Counseling. For 10% off your first month, use the link, http://www.faithfulcounseling.com/gos... Most Christians I know want to, in some way at least, model their faith off the faith of the Early Church. The problem, we struggle to get clarity on what exactly that means and would look like in real life. Something…
 
Dr. David Capes is the Senior Research Fellow at the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX and distinguished New Testament Scholar. He is an expert on the Apostle Paul and New Testament study. His specific area of interest is how the Apostle Paul uses the Old Testament in the New Testament. In particular he focuses on how Paul will use OT passa…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by biblical scholar, theologian, and author Dr. Michael Dauphinais to talk through some biblical answers to question about Catholicism. We tackle topics of why people should listen to the Catholic Church, how the Holy Spirit can work through a hierarchical structure, what the Mass is and does, and…
 
Chris Ammen and his team at Kaleidoscope are reinventing the way kids are taught the Bible. Seriously. In this conversation, Chris and Jeremy talk about how most kids are left stranded once they "grow out" of the Jesus Storybook Bible and are expected to understand the ESV or NIV Bible their church hands them. Kaleidoscope is writing and designing …
 
Beau Branson, Isaiah Burridge, and I have a wide ranging discussion focused around the questions of "what is worship?", "who should be worshiped?", and "Is Jesus worshiped?". Beau Branson is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Brescia University. Beau represents an Eastern Orthodox on these questions. Isaiah Burridge is the host of the "Depends…
 
In this episode of The Cordial Catholic, I'm joined by the incredible Father Mauro Gagliardi, STD, Catholic theologian, to talk about Mary. Fr. Gagliardi is the author of an enormous 1,000 page book on Catholic Dogmatic Theology and, within the context of this massive work, we're talking about his chapter on Mary. It's an absolutely fascinating dis…
 
Pieter Valk is the founder and leader of Equip, which seeks to help churches become places where LGBT+ Christians could belong and thrive according to a traditional sexual ethic. Not only does he help pastors and parents navigate this difficult issue, but he also counsels young people who struggle with same-sex attraction and points them lovingly a…
 
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