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Sunday@CMU: March 2021

Posted in Audio  •  Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: Walking through Lent with Ecclesiastes

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are walking through the season of Lent guided by Gordon Matties, Emeritus Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at CMU and MBBC. His series of meditations brings us into conversation with Ecclesiastes, and explores the crack in the darkness through which the light comes.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Episode 3: Treaty

Posted in Audio  •  Tuesday, March 2, 2021 @ 2:56 PM

What are treaties and why do they matter? This episode features Niigaan James Sinclair, who describes treaties between First Nations and Canadian Settlers as ongoing relationships of mutual benefit, not a one-time exchange of land.

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Sunday@CMU: February 2021

Posted in Audio  •  Sunday, February 7, 2021 @ 12:00 AM

Theme: Virtues for the Pandemic

This month on Sunday@CMU, we are hearing a series of meditations from Delmar Epp, Associate Professor of Psychology at CMU. Delmar has taught at CMU since 2000, including courses in child development, social psychology, and the psychology of motivation. Throughout this series, he will use the lens of positive psychology to explore how we can survive, and even thrive, during difficult times.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Episode 2: Polarization

Posted in Audio  •  Monday, February 1, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

The gap between "us" and "them" seems to be getting wider. Professional mediator Sandy Koop Harder says we need to shift the goal of conversations from agreement to understanding. Editor and journalist Will Braun practices these ideas by moving toward people with opposing beliefs.

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So What? A Podcast

So What? A Podcast – Episode 1: Pandemic

Posted in Audio  •  Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

"So What?" is a new monthly CMU podcast that draws out key ideas from public events at Canadian Mennonite University. Host Jonas Cornelsen (CMU '16) guides you through these discussions by asking 'So What?".

What if science was more than a weapon in the fight against diseases like COVID-19? Biologist Rachel Krause talks about the ecology of pandemics: they are a natural result of living with other species. Philosopher and theologian Chris Huebner looks to the past, and opens up an unusual book during lockdown. He concludes that nothing about COVID-19 is "unprecedented."

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