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A spiritual exploration of urban centres in Canada. Host Kevin Rogers interviews and provides noteworthy content to see how Christian faith is being expressed on city streets from coast to coast.

Latest Episodes

Six Degrees Of Separation From Chris Chase

In this two part series, Kevin Rogers interviews Chris Chase. Part one discusses his early years as a kid in Montreal and his journey to adulthood. We joked about how there are six degrees of separation from David Wells, the General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada; but, it’s just as likely that there are six degree of separation from Chris Chase. Much of his adult life has revolved around the Greater Toronto Area as a student, pastor, Bible College faculty and family man. Part two will take us into a deeper discussion on race, theology and urban ministry but this episode tells us his story thus far. When we recorded earlier this year he was between things and has since landed as the lead pastor of The Meeting House in Newmarket. Catch more of Chris Chase on his YouTube series ‘The House Of Common Show’.

43 min2 w ago
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Six Degrees Of Separation From Chris Chase

From Street Kid To Street Chaplain

Adam White grew up in small town Ontario and at the age of 12 hitchhiked his way to downtown London where he lived on the streets for the next two weeks. His worried parents contacted the police and an Amber Alert was sent out listing him as a missing child. Today he works as an inner city youth pastor and a chaplain at the Salvation Army Centre Of Hope in Windsor, Ontario. He is part a new generation of emerging urban leaders that understand the importance of the bridge between the church and the streets. This is the story of a troubled small town kid finding Jesus and helping people with troubled stories of their own.

42 minNOV 1
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From Street Kid To Street Chaplain

Offenders & Their Families

In this interview, Kevin Rogers talks to Rielly McLaren about his work as a federal chaplain working with men coming out of prison. Highlights include the Women of Offenders Support Group and his therapeutic work with sex offenders.

76 minOCT 15
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Offenders & Their Families

Spiritual Mother In The Father's House

Debbie Kunst pastors an inspiring church in downtown Edmonton. Father’s House is a great example of how urban churches can be missional and parish-focused with a strong sense of being Spirit led. There is a great need for spiritual mothers and fathers in the urban core. For some the ‘family’ gathering will be the greatest sense of ‘home’ that they will experience on a daily basis.

47 minOCT 1
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Spiritual Mother In The Father's House

Post-Secondary Lifeline

David Burke is a Mission Canada campus worker to Ryerson University, situated in the core of downtown Toronto. Ryerson is home to over 43,000 students, the majority of whom do not know Christ as their Saviour. David, along with his wife, Krysten, launched a ministry on campus called "LifeLine" to help fill this spiritual need. LifeLine exists to be a vibrant faith community that is actively introducing people to Jesus Christ, and discipling and mentoring those who do know Him.

68 minSEP 15
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Post-Secondary Lifeline

Missional Priorities In Canada

As the national mission agency of the PAOC, Mission Canada seeks to place uniquely skilled workers into gaps in our nation where the gospel message must be taken. It also exists to network leaders across the nation who are passionate about reaching various people groups. Mission Canada prioritizes five challenges for mission, and has Guiding Groups that strategize together, resourcing one another and our local churches. As the Mission Canada Director, Brian is responsible for working with our districts and churches to identify and release workers who will go to the missional gaps in Canada. He is passionate to see individuals released to reach their God-sized dreams, impacting the unreached regions and peoples of the nation.

47 minSEP 1
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Missional Priorities In Canada

View Canada From 30,000 Feet

Kevin Rogers interviews Dr. David Wells, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada. David gives an overview perspective of things he's seeing take shape in God's Kingdom on Canadian soil.

53 minAUG 15
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View Canada From 30,000 Feet

Why Would Anyone Go To Church?

I first heard of Kevin Makins through my friend Rielly McLaren. He told me about his college friend that was planting a cool church in Hamilton. I next heard of Kevin as a guest on New Leaf Network podcast where he talked about his ‘Holy Shift’ tour, as he and some of his friends cycled to bars to do stand-up comedy, have conversations about Jesus and have one of his friends perform music on a bicycle. I was not surprised when we first met at Eucharist Church and he showed up on a one-wheel motorized skateboard. So when the opportunity to read his book and interview him for my podcast came up, I knew that this would be time well spent. So, let me share my thoughts on Kevin and his book ‘Why Would Anyone Go To Church?’ First of all, there was no stalling out as I read through 150,000 words. You know how you can get bogged down finishing a read? You keep reading because you hope that something profound or insightful is coming and when it does not, you stick a marker in the page and say, “I’ll come back to it.” This was one of the gems that I could not put down. I did not find my mind wandering to other things or set it aside for a nap. Secondly, Kevin is a brilliant communicator with a mix of bratty wit and humble confession of his weakness and mistakes. Now, stir in some deeply profound theological reflection and you have a book that gives great insight into a millennial leader that believes in Jesus and the Church he is building. My third observation is that Kevin is as sincere as he is experimental in hacking liturgy to find relevance and meaning for the urban neighbours he cares deeply for. Anything edgy that Kevin does is deeply rooted in a theological sweet spot. Ten years ago he planted Eucharist Church in downtown Hamilton and the book chronicles how a 23-year-old wrestled through the dynamic tensions of his Lutheran (Missouri Synod) childhood, youth group conversion and choice to become church in one of Hamilton’s toughest neighbourhoods. Possibly I was riveted to his story because of my own youthful church planting experience and the reckless sincerity that took me there in the first place. Finally, the book asks a really great question and draws the reader into the possibility that being part of Jesus’ church may be exactly what our world is missing. "Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Books in exchange for an honest review. Available through major book sources."

61 minAUG 1
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Why Would Anyone Go To Church?

Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 2)

I was involved in a local conversation shortly after the death of George Floyd under the knee of officer Derek Chauvin. Christopher Cobbler and I gathered a mixed-race panel of pastors from Windsor and Detroit to talk about the black-white divide. Because Windsor is a border city to Detroit, we likely have an enhanced perspective on America’s history of oppression against black slaves. Border cities are also part of the Underground Railroad where American slaves escaped. Harriet Tubman called Canada ‘The Promised Land’ and at that time, it was an escape from slavery’s tyranny. That does not mean that Canada has not had its own struggles with racial tension; that is an unfortunate part of human nature that surfaces in every nation and every generation. This is part two of that conversation with Chris Cobbler, Nelly Latchman, Kellen Brooks, Josh Bowers and myself. If you have not yet heard part one, why don’t you go back and download that first.

54 minJUL 15
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Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 2)

Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 1)

It's very likely that we have all discriminated and pre-judged others based on ethnicity, social standing, lifestyle or religion. To have a true understanding of the mission of God, we need to understand God’s love for all people of the world. If we are to be about the mission of God, we must also be cleansed of our prejudice. On today’s episode we are going to start a conversation with a party of five. Joining me today is Chris Cobbler, Nelly Latchman, Kellen Brooks and Joshua Bowers. We are all involved in ministry in the border cities of Windsor and Detroit. This was our small way to talk about race relations and the difference that we are called to make.

48 minJUL 1
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Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 1)

Latest Episodes

Six Degrees Of Separation From Chris Chase

In this two part series, Kevin Rogers interviews Chris Chase. Part one discusses his early years as a kid in Montreal and his journey to adulthood. We joked about how there are six degrees of separation from David Wells, the General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada; but, it’s just as likely that there are six degree of separation from Chris Chase. Much of his adult life has revolved around the Greater Toronto Area as a student, pastor, Bible College faculty and family man. Part two will take us into a deeper discussion on race, theology and urban ministry but this episode tells us his story thus far. When we recorded earlier this year he was between things and has since landed as the lead pastor of The Meeting House in Newmarket. Catch more of Chris Chase on his YouTube series ‘The House Of Common Show’.

43 min2 w ago
Comments
Six Degrees Of Separation From Chris Chase

From Street Kid To Street Chaplain

Adam White grew up in small town Ontario and at the age of 12 hitchhiked his way to downtown London where he lived on the streets for the next two weeks. His worried parents contacted the police and an Amber Alert was sent out listing him as a missing child. Today he works as an inner city youth pastor and a chaplain at the Salvation Army Centre Of Hope in Windsor, Ontario. He is part a new generation of emerging urban leaders that understand the importance of the bridge between the church and the streets. This is the story of a troubled small town kid finding Jesus and helping people with troubled stories of their own.

42 minNOV 1
Comments
From Street Kid To Street Chaplain

Offenders & Their Families

In this interview, Kevin Rogers talks to Rielly McLaren about his work as a federal chaplain working with men coming out of prison. Highlights include the Women of Offenders Support Group and his therapeutic work with sex offenders.

76 minOCT 15
Comments
Offenders & Their Families

Spiritual Mother In The Father's House

Debbie Kunst pastors an inspiring church in downtown Edmonton. Father’s House is a great example of how urban churches can be missional and parish-focused with a strong sense of being Spirit led. There is a great need for spiritual mothers and fathers in the urban core. For some the ‘family’ gathering will be the greatest sense of ‘home’ that they will experience on a daily basis.

47 minOCT 1
Comments
Spiritual Mother In The Father's House

Post-Secondary Lifeline

David Burke is a Mission Canada campus worker to Ryerson University, situated in the core of downtown Toronto. Ryerson is home to over 43,000 students, the majority of whom do not know Christ as their Saviour. David, along with his wife, Krysten, launched a ministry on campus called "LifeLine" to help fill this spiritual need. LifeLine exists to be a vibrant faith community that is actively introducing people to Jesus Christ, and discipling and mentoring those who do know Him.

68 minSEP 15
Comments
Post-Secondary Lifeline

Missional Priorities In Canada

As the national mission agency of the PAOC, Mission Canada seeks to place uniquely skilled workers into gaps in our nation where the gospel message must be taken. It also exists to network leaders across the nation who are passionate about reaching various people groups. Mission Canada prioritizes five challenges for mission, and has Guiding Groups that strategize together, resourcing one another and our local churches. As the Mission Canada Director, Brian is responsible for working with our districts and churches to identify and release workers who will go to the missional gaps in Canada. He is passionate to see individuals released to reach their God-sized dreams, impacting the unreached regions and peoples of the nation.

47 minSEP 1
Comments
Missional Priorities In Canada

View Canada From 30,000 Feet

Kevin Rogers interviews Dr. David Wells, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies Of Canada. David gives an overview perspective of things he's seeing take shape in God's Kingdom on Canadian soil.

53 minAUG 15
Comments
View Canada From 30,000 Feet

Why Would Anyone Go To Church?

I first heard of Kevin Makins through my friend Rielly McLaren. He told me about his college friend that was planting a cool church in Hamilton. I next heard of Kevin as a guest on New Leaf Network podcast where he talked about his ‘Holy Shift’ tour, as he and some of his friends cycled to bars to do stand-up comedy, have conversations about Jesus and have one of his friends perform music on a bicycle. I was not surprised when we first met at Eucharist Church and he showed up on a one-wheel motorized skateboard. So when the opportunity to read his book and interview him for my podcast came up, I knew that this would be time well spent. So, let me share my thoughts on Kevin and his book ‘Why Would Anyone Go To Church?’ First of all, there was no stalling out as I read through 150,000 words. You know how you can get bogged down finishing a read? You keep reading because you hope that something profound or insightful is coming and when it does not, you stick a marker in the page and say, “I’ll come back to it.” This was one of the gems that I could not put down. I did not find my mind wandering to other things or set it aside for a nap. Secondly, Kevin is a brilliant communicator with a mix of bratty wit and humble confession of his weakness and mistakes. Now, stir in some deeply profound theological reflection and you have a book that gives great insight into a millennial leader that believes in Jesus and the Church he is building. My third observation is that Kevin is as sincere as he is experimental in hacking liturgy to find relevance and meaning for the urban neighbours he cares deeply for. Anything edgy that Kevin does is deeply rooted in a theological sweet spot. Ten years ago he planted Eucharist Church in downtown Hamilton and the book chronicles how a 23-year-old wrestled through the dynamic tensions of his Lutheran (Missouri Synod) childhood, youth group conversion and choice to become church in one of Hamilton’s toughest neighbourhoods. Possibly I was riveted to his story because of my own youthful church planting experience and the reckless sincerity that took me there in the first place. Finally, the book asks a really great question and draws the reader into the possibility that being part of Jesus’ church may be exactly what our world is missing. "Book has been provided courtesy of Graf-Martin Communications and Baker Books in exchange for an honest review. Available through major book sources."

61 minAUG 1
Comments
Why Would Anyone Go To Church?

Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 2)

I was involved in a local conversation shortly after the death of George Floyd under the knee of officer Derek Chauvin. Christopher Cobbler and I gathered a mixed-race panel of pastors from Windsor and Detroit to talk about the black-white divide. Because Windsor is a border city to Detroit, we likely have an enhanced perspective on America’s history of oppression against black slaves. Border cities are also part of the Underground Railroad where American slaves escaped. Harriet Tubman called Canada ‘The Promised Land’ and at that time, it was an escape from slavery’s tyranny. That does not mean that Canada has not had its own struggles with racial tension; that is an unfortunate part of human nature that surfaces in every nation and every generation. This is part two of that conversation with Chris Cobbler, Nelly Latchman, Kellen Brooks, Josh Bowers and myself. If you have not yet heard part one, why don’t you go back and download that first.

54 minJUL 15
Comments
Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 2)

Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 1)

It's very likely that we have all discriminated and pre-judged others based on ethnicity, social standing, lifestyle or religion. To have a true understanding of the mission of God, we need to understand God’s love for all people of the world. If we are to be about the mission of God, we must also be cleansed of our prejudice. On today’s episode we are going to start a conversation with a party of five. Joining me today is Chris Cobbler, Nelly Latchman, Kellen Brooks and Joshua Bowers. We are all involved in ministry in the border cities of Windsor and Detroit. This was our small way to talk about race relations and the difference that we are called to make.

48 minJUL 1
Comments
Race Talk Windsor-Detroit (Part 1)
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