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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De-Sizing the Church

Karl Vaters is the author of four books including De-Sizing the Church: How Church Growth Became a Science, Then an Obsession, and What’s Next.In this episode, Karl discusses with our hosts the insights gained in his latest book for leaders and members of small churches alike.


What is an evangelical?

Switching up the typical format,  Karen Stiller interviews Rick and Lindsay about the importance of properly identifying Evangelicals for effective ministry research. 


What makes for an evangelistic church?

In this episode of the Faith Trends podcast, Dr. Joel Thiessen, sociology professor at Ambrose University and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute talks with us about what makes for an evangelistic congregation.


How Immigrants Change Canada's Religious Landscape

We talk with Andreae Sennyah, Director of Policy at Cardus, to discuss Cardus' research on trends in faith and spirituality among Canadian immigrants and non-immigrants.

Finding Faith in Canada

John Bowen and Jeremy McClung from the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College join our hosts Lindsay and Christie Chan to talk us through their research on trends in conversion to Christianity in Canada.


Canadians' Bible Engagement

Andrew Bennett joins out host Rick Heimstra in this episode to talk about how Canadian's are engaging with the Bible. 


Megachurch Monopoly on Church Music

In this episode we speak to Marc Jolicoeur and Elias Dummer about the latest research from Worship Leaders Research revealed that most of the songs we've sung in our churches over the last decade come from the same four sources. 

What do young Christians think about climate change?

​​A conversation with our guest Philip Reilly about survey findings with next-generation Christians and their views on climate change.

Caught in the Current

In this episode we talk to ​​Sam Reimer about his new book Caught in the Current: British and Canadian Evangelicals in an Age of Self-Spirituality.