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In Conversation with Brad Jersak / Irenaeus

Welcome to our conversation on spiritual formation, and a vocation in service to “a more Christ-like God.” Our conversation ranges from his early formation and the gifts of the evangelical church that have shaped him: a love of the scriptures and the life of prayer and his early personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We talk about his Pauline like ministry that, largely, continues with evangelical seekers and his deepening understanding of the ancient church’s teaching about the spiritual life, about the love and mercy of God vividly present in the Christ of the Gospels.

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In Conversation with Andrew Corley

I welcome you to our conversation moving from his way of shaping business and questions of purpose, on what it means to be “salt and light” in the market place, and, on how working in prisons is transformative for those who enter behind the walls of separation.

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In Conversation with Symeon van Donkelaar

I welcome you to our conversation on the meaning of icon and of place; on what is often described as the impurities in the soil, which Symeon sees as its distinctive personality, and, on the act of translating the Orthodox tradition through the soil of Canada.

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Philosophers Cafe - Ageism - Elders, Sages and Wisdom in a Culture of Speed

In many cultures growing old brings with it a certain amount of respect and a sense that cumulative experience bears within it wisdom. Modern culture is oriented towards the young and the future. Our conversation will explore the place of the elderly, or lack of it, in today’s society and the implications both for those who are older and for the young.

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In Conversation with Amjad M. Hussain

I welcome you to our conversation on Norway, Islam, and issues of religion and public life with Dr. Amjad M. Hussain.

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Toward a Greener Attica, Preserving the Planet and Protecting it’s People

On June 5-8, 2018 the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness Bartholomew, convened an international symposium of theologians, scientists, political and business leaders, as well as activists and journalists to explore the pressing environmental problems facing our world.

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Philosophers Cafe - In the Shadow of Totalitarianism - a Journey to Romania and Turkey

Recently David was invited to Romania to engage Orthodox Christians, professors and students, clergy and laity, and, to Turkey to engage professors of religion (largely Islam) on issues of pluralism and on his approach to teaching in prisons.

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