2014

00:29:15
Scott Masson: The Moral Enterprise of Education
December 17, 2014
by Scott Masson with Doug Sikkema

Dr. Scott Masson is an associate professor of English at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. He is also chairman of the Westminster Classical Christian Academy in Toronto, which opened in September of 2014. He spoke with Cardus's Doug Sikkema about the intersection of classical education with Christian education, why creating elitists might not be a bad thing, and whether equality is all it's cracked up to be.

"Education is first and foremost a moral enterprise. It's about training in virtue. Even the pagan educators recognized that."


00:23:31
Cities at a Human Scale: An Interview with Andreas Dalsgaard
July 24, 2014
by Andreas Dalsgaard with Milton Friesen

Andreas Dalsgaard is a documentary filmmaker and director of The Human Scale, a film directly influenced by Jan Gehl (Cities for People) about how important it is to think of our cities in terms of places for people.


00:28:04
Ellen Davis and Norman Wirzba: Participating in Creation
April 29, 2014
by Norman Wirzba, Ellen Davis, and Doug Sikkema

Doug Sikkema interviews Dr. Ellen Davis and Dr. Norman Wirzba of Duke University Divinity School about our world, the environmental movement, and how faith relates to it all.


00:29:28
Andrew Selee: What Think Tanks Do
April 24, 2014
by Andrew Selee with Milton Friesen

During Andrew Selee's interview with Milton Friesen, he explains the appeal of think tanks:

You work with people ... to think not just, "What does legislation need to look like?" or "What is the best kind of program that should be enacted?" but actually, "What are the assumptions about how we see the world that then will affect what we think should be done?" It's less immediate but it's ultimately powerful because it can change the direction of where the world goes on a specific issue.

Listen to the rest of their conversation:


00:25:41
Enrique Medizabal: Developing Think Tanks
February 10, 2014
by Enrique Mendizabal with Milton Friesen

Enrique Mendizabal considers think tanks around the world: "... a very important factor to pay attention to is the level of institutional development of all relevant political actors: political parties, the civil service, academia, the corporate sector, the media, civil society, etc. Think tanks are part of that world. If these other institutions are weak, then so are think tanks."

2013

00:27:05
David Greusel: The Work of Architects and the Common Good
September 16, 2013
by David Greusel with Milton Friesen

In this interview, Greusel reflects on whether architecture is a luxury service, how the profession has changed during his tenure, and the ways that architects can contribute to the common good.


00:45:00
The Hill Family Lecture Series
May 3, 2013
by Mark Carney, Roger Martin, and Raymond J. de Souza
Mark Carney on Banking, Trust, and the Culture of Capitalism
2012

00:19:06
Interview: Janet Epp Buckingham on a New Law School in Canada
December 21, 2012
by Janet Epp Buckingham with Peter Stockland
Does Canada really need another law school? Janet Epp Buckingham, executive director of Trinity Western University's Laurentian Leadership Centre, believes it does—if the students graduating from it are steeped in the deep Biblical traditions of our law.

00:25:39
Geoff Mulgan: The Death and Life of Institutions
November 6, 2012
by Geoff Mulgan with Milton Friesen

Geoff is the Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) in the UK.


00:32:53
2012 Hill Lecture with Barbara Kay: "Public Safety, Public Comfort, Public Reciprocity"
October 24, 2012
by Barbara Kay
In her National Post column and in books such as Unworthy Creature, Barbara Kay is direct, precise, intelligent and, above all, counterintuitive.

00:25:54
Bradley Milller: Natural Law, Justice, and the Concept of Harm
October 1, 2012
by Bradley Miller with John Sikkema

Dr. Miller has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of constitutional law and philosophy of law. He earned his law degree from the University of British Columbia, went on to complete a master of laws at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a Doctorate in Philosophy at Oxford.


00:29:37
Wendell Cox: Imposed Urban Density is Not the Answer
August 10, 2012
by Wendell Cox with Milton Friesen

Wendell Cox  is principal of Wendell Cox Consultancy (Demographia), an international public policy firm and specializes in urban policy, transport and demographics.


00:30:07
Richard Bridge: Thriving Charitable Sector is Vital to Canada
July 25, 2012
by Richard Bridge with Milton Friesen

In this interview, Richard Bridge reflects on the legal and social aspects of charity in Canada including the role of hybrid organizations.


00:26:58
Al Etmanski: The World Can Be Changed
July 10, 2012
by Al Etmanski with Milton Friesen

Al Etmanski is a collaborator and change agent who has spent a significant part of his life tackling challenging social and policy issues.

2011

00:17:44
Interview: Physics, Faith and Reductionism
November 25, 2011
by Arnold Sikkema with Milton Friesen
What does physics tell us about the world? What can’t it tell us?

00:55:03
2011 Hill Lecture with Fr. Raymond de Souza
November 4, 2011
by Raymond J. de Souza
In this lecture, Fr. Raymond de Souza discusses Convivium: Faith in Our Common Life.

00:21:15
Interview: Charles Leadbeater on Innovation in Canada
October 3, 2011
by Charles Leadbeater and Milton Friesen

Charles Leadbeater is one of the world's experts on creativity and innovation. Join host Milton Friesen and Leadbeater as they discuss innovation in the public sector, particularly in Canada.

What conditions give rise to innovation and creativity and how might we work towards creating these conditions?


00:18:52
Pluralism and Conscience in Health Care
June 27, 2011
by Rainer Knopff

Professor Rainer Knopff, Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary, delivered this talk at the University of Calgary Medical Centre on November 21, 1996. From the CCR Archives.


00:51:42
How Liberal is Liberalism?
June 3, 2011
by Peter Emberley

This talk is from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It was originally given in Vancouver, BC, in 1996.


01:35:00
Post-Election Cardus Analysis
May 3, 2011
by Michael Van Pelt
Cardus President Michael VanPelt along with Calgary-based Senior Fellow Ray Pennings and Montreal-based Senior Fellow Peter Stockland discuss the implications of the May 2nd election.

00:33:54
John Patrick: The Role of Parenting in Cultural Renewal
April 4, 2011
by John Patrick

This talk is from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It was originally given in Kelowna, BC, on December 12, 1996.


00:31:12
John Patrick: The Myth of Moral Neutrality
March 18, 2011
by John Patrick

This talk is from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It was originally given in 1996 at the University of Ottawa Medical School.


00:40:18
Ian Shugart: Public Leadership - Private Belief
February 22, 2011
by Ian Shugart

This talk is from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It was originally given in May 1996 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.


00:20:48
Science vs. Religion: An Interview with Elaine Howard Ecklund
February 14, 2011
by Elaine Howard Ecklund with Milton Friesen

Despite the binary title, Science vs. Religion is about the need for greater nuance, informed communication, and mutual understanding within the complicated intertwining spaces of religious belief and scientific research.


00:39:26
Jonathan Chaplin on God and Government
January 13, 2011
by Jonathan Chaplin
Jonathan Chaplin discusses three themes: government being ordained by God to establish justice, government being limited by law and other social institutions, and government being representative of its people.

2010

00:31:14
Bishop Nazir-Ali: Humble Conviction in the Halls of Power
November 12, 2010
by Michael Nazir-Ali

St. George's Anglican Church in Ottawa, Ontario, hosted Bishop Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali for a weekend of lectures and discussions. This Cardus Audio was recorded on November 5, 2010, on Parliament Hill, East Block.


00:42:40
2010 Hill Lecture with John von Heyking
November 4, 2010
by John von Heyking
In this lecture, John von Heyking discusses "secular civil religion". He argues that politics is also a religious activity, "insofar as it engages our personalities so that legal or profane categories simply cannot fully capture its inner substance".

00:41:14
Social Enterprise in Canada: An Interview with Paul Martin
October 12, 2010
by Paul Martin with Milton Friesen
In this interview, Mr. Martin reflects on the relationship between businesses, not-for-profits and charities in Canada including the role that legal and financial structures play in social enterprise.

00:25:35
Iain Benson: A Legal-Political Perspective on Euthanasia
October 4, 2010
by Iain Benson

This lecture comes from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal Archives. It was originally given at the University of Toronto in March 1996.


00:41:14
Preston Manning: Cardus10
September 22, 2010
by Preston Manning
The Hon. Preston Manning discusses the importance of think tanks in Canadian public life.

00:21:44
Hannah's Child: An Interview with Stanley Hauerwas
September 13, 2010
by Stanley Hauerwas and Milton Friesen

Milton Friesen interviews Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, named by Time in 2001 "America's Best Theologian".


01:06:06
Robert Spitzer: In What Sense are Rights and Freedoms Fundamental?
August 31, 2010
by Robert Spitzer

This lecture comes from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It is part of the forum entitled What Is Fundamental About Rights and Freedoms? , held at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, in 1995.


00:56:17
Janine Langan: A Meaningful Pluralism and Education
August 20, 2010
by Janine Langan

This lecture comes from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It is part of the forum entitled Towards a Meaningful Pluralism, held at Trinity College, University of Toronto, Ontario in November 1995.


00:51:12
Peter Lauwers: A Meaningful Pluralism and Law
August 10, 2010
by Peter Lauwers

This lecture comes from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It is part of the forum entitled Towards a Meaningful Pluralism, held at Trinity College, University of Toronto, Ontario in November 1995.


00:40:18
Michael Pakaluk: What Pluralism Is
July 28, 2010
by Michael Pakaluk

This lecture comes from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It is part of the forum entitled Towards a Meaningful Pluralism, held at Trinity College, University of Toronto, Ontario in November 1995.


01:19:34
What Pluralism Is Not
July 20, 2010
by Leah Bradshaw

This lecture comes from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal archives. It is part of the forum entitled Towards a Meaningful Pluralism, held at Trinity College, University of Toronto, Ontario in November 1995.


01:03:26
Beyond Liberal Restraint
July 12, 2010
by Jonathan Chaplin

This lecture is part of the archive files from the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal.


00:30:14
Isaiah 60, Barack Obama, and a New Era of Responsibility
April 16, 2010
by Gideon Strauss
"I fear that many of my friends who have been deeply inspired by the Obama campaign may not be able to sustain, over the next years, the sense of hope and responsibility that they felt last year, or that they feel this year. And so it raises for me this question: If we as Christians are called to engage in our culture, what sustains us? What gives us hope? What encourages us as we attempt to answer to our callings, to live out our vocations?"

00:16:28
The Poor Will Be Glad
April 13, 2010
by Peter Greer
Microfinance is perhaps not a very pretty word, but the concept is incredibly powerful. It says, 'We are going to come alongside you entrepreneurs all around the world. Your hard work is going to make a difference, and we're going to partner with you, provide training, help you save money, and provide access to loans so you can take your business concepts and turn them into reality."

00:15:03
Everything Has Changed: The Challenge of Being Perennial People
March 20, 2010
by Steven Garber
What will you do with what you know?

00:10:14
Nurturing the Ties That Bind
March 10, 2010
by Andi Ashworth
In the whole of life, there's a time to widen the table and welcome the stranger, and a time to narrow it for your smaller circle.

00:42:17
Faith in the Age of the iPod
March 5, 2010
by Vincent Miller
Dr. Vincent Miller explains what "advanced capitalism" does to our faith lives. His talk is an account of how capitalism commodifies religious faith, how we might be alert to these kinds of influences and develop strategies to combat them, and how we are responsible to be active participants in, not just passive consumers of, our culture.


00:06:31
Pan-Canadian Consensus and Canada's Throne Speech
March 2, 2010
by Michael Van Pelt
Cardus president Michael Van Pelt was interviewed on CBC Radio's As It Happens March 2nd, talking about a 2006 Cardus paper he co-wrote with director of research Ray Pennings, "Replacing the Pan-Canadian Consensus." Michael talks about the prescience of that analysis—now almost half a decade old—and argues for Canada's need to invest in its charitable sector in the March 4th federal budget.


01:01:39
Irrigating in the Desert
February 20, 2010
by Ray Pennings

This recording is from the 2009 conference Mission, Worldview and the Christian University: Living at the Crossroads, presented by the Paideia Centre for Public Theology.


00:44:29
Hope in Troubled Times
February 10, 2010
by Bob Goudzwaard
The Paideia Centre, Cardus, and Redeemer University College were pleased to host internationally known economist Dr. Bob Goudzwaard for his lecture, "Hope in Troubled Times."

00:47:09
Stained Glass Urbanism and Community Development
January 1, 2010
by Geoff Ryan
This recording is from the 2009 "Renov8 Church Planting Congress," presented by Church Planting Canada.
2009

00:48:32
Think Different: John Tory and Glen Murray
December 30, 2009
by John Tory and Glen Murray

A recording of the live presentations of John Tory and Glen Murray at the November conference Think Different presented by Cardus, the Canadian Urban Institute and World Vision.


00:40:43
God's Servant for Your Good - A Christian View of the State
December 1, 2009
by Jonathan Chaplin
This series was delivered at the "Faith and the City" symposium by the Salvation Army Ethics Centre in winnipeg, Manitoba.

00:24:16
Seeking the Welfare of the City
December 1, 2009
by Jonathan Chaplin
This series was delivered at the "Faith and the City" symposium by the Salvation Army Ethics Centre in winnipeg, Manitoba.

00:51:27
Street-Level Justice - A Christian View of the City
December 1, 2009
by Jonathan Chaplin
This series was delivered at the "Faith and the City" symposium by the Salvation Army Ethics Centre in winnipeg, Manitoba.

01:00:57
Imaginative Grit and Everlasting Art
November 1, 2009
by Calvin Seerveld
This recording is from the 2009 conference Mission, Worldview and the Christian University: Living at the Crossroads, presented by the Paideia Centre for Public Theology.

00:56:34
Christian Cosmopolitanism: Reading in Global Context
September 1, 2009
by Susan VanZanten
This recording is from the 2009 conference Mission, Worldview and the Christian University: Living at the Crossroads, presented by the Paideia Centre for Public Theology.

00:10:23
Conversations: Geoff Ryan, "The Recession's Urban Impact"
June 8, 2009
by Geoff Ryan with Robert Joustra
Municipalities are feeling the burden of shrinking budgets and soaring deficits, after years of tight finances.

00:14:00
Conversations: David Naugle, "Reordered loves, reordered lives"
June 8, 2009
by David K. Naugle with Dan Postma
What is it that makes people happy? What gives today's teachers hope? And what will be the last lecture you'll ever give?

00:16:13
Conversations: David Goa, "Cultural Amnesia"
June 8, 2009
by David J. Goa with Milton Friesen
What's the best way to go about changing the world? What kind of students do we want the next generation to be? What are the roles of religion and faith in an amnesiac public square?

00:40:32
The Wound of Beauty
February 1, 2009
by Gregory Wolfe
Gregory Wolfe probes the modern Christian’s openness to beauty, to imagination, and to the truth in the darker side of life.

2008

00:41:52
Social Architecture
November 1, 2008
by Michael Van Pelt and Ray Pennings
Civic, social, cultural and economic flourishing requires a new and different arrangement of social institutions.

00:43:37
About Cardus
October 16, 2008
by Michael Van Pelt and Ray Pennings
The Work Research Foundation has become CARDUS: a new unique name for the same unique organization! Our wide-angle periodicals, policies and punditry come together for a renewed vision of public life, up and down the Cardus—the Main Street

00:46:41
Less Law, More Order
July 1, 2008
by Eleanor Clitheroe
A lecture on the criminal justice system.

00:53:09
God, International Affairs, and the Global Economy
April 1, 2008
by Paul Marshall
"Imagine you’ve been called into the office of a major Bay Street international investor, or the C.E.O. of a multinational company. He hands a hefty Risk Analysis document to you, but explains, I think our team has missed something in our analysis of this investment. I fear that here, religion and the economy really do mix. Can you help?
2007

01:13:17
Cities as a Place for Public Artwork: a GLOCAL Approach
December 1, 2007
by Calvin Seerveld
Dr. Seerveld argues that good city life needs more than smooth transit and corporate development—it means building communities around art, imagination, and the hope of the possible. He outlines how the different spheres of human existence contribute to the transformation and renewal of great urban centres.


00:35:18
It's the Culture, Stupid: The Challenge of Cultural Renewal
September 1, 2007
by John Seel
John Seel suggests that the ways Christians have gone about trying to change this culture haven’t been all that effective—and are becoming increasingly futile. Instead, John proposes a better way of asserting Christian influence—strong networks, intellectual power, and access to the institutions that shape culture.


00:51:01
Gospel-Based Leadership: Total Integration of Faith & Work
June 1, 2007
by Dennis Bakke

The presentation you will hear is courtesy of the Center for Faith and Work, a ministry of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. Last year, Dennis Bakke spoke to the Center’s Entrepreneurship Forum on the two passions that drove his bestselling book: first, to create the most fun workplace in human history, and second, to teach the world the real purpose of business.


00:21:25
Common Ground: An Endangered Species
April 1, 2007
by Peter Menzies
"Golfers, gardeners and Christians are quite entitled to their interest in comfort zones, but they must be more conscious than ever before of the need to avoid allowing their niche from becoming a ghetto, within which they find themselves bowling, or praying, alone."

00:51:56
God the Homemaker and Recycler: A Biblical Case for a Green God
February 1, 2007
by Steven Bouma-Prediger
This lecture wades into the hot-button environmental issue dominating our media and our politics in recent months. But we don't examine it because of its hype or its popularity; we believe the issue has legs for much deeper reasons than the "new apocalypse" or "Suzuki morality".

We kick off the conversation with a theology lesson. We believe that the Christian tradition can deliver a credible organizing principle for environmental policy, starting with hopeful ideas in a broken and complex situation.

2006

01:02:21
Short-Termism and some Significant Challenges to the Capital Markets
December 1, 2006
by Jonathan Wellum
"Short-termism"; in how we manage our money, our capital markets, and social policy holds long-term consequences for the viability of the Canadian economy and for the next generation of Canadians.

01:06:13
Leadership Lessons from Vimy Ridge
October 1, 2006
by John Pellowe
First posing as a foot soldier, then as General Sir Arthur Currie, Dr. John Pellowe briefs the audience on strategies to build their teams, enhance organizational effectiveness and inspire all management levels (executives, managers and supervisors) to achieve extraordinary results.

00:28:22
How Should We Then Play?
August 1, 2006
by Gideon Strauss
How do we, with integrity, advance ideas of play and leisure, work and balance . . . when we daily struggle with clocking long and intense hours of work? Do we have this whole idea of "playing" understood

00:47:46
Speeding and Shrinking: Living Biblically in Technology-Saturated Times
June 1, 2006
by David Lyon
At once promising and threatening, technology drives our markets, our cities, and for many, our lives.

How should cars and microwaves, BlackBerries and bombs be ethically scrutinized? Is our oil dependency idolatry? How is God at work redeeming technologies that can seem wasteful or dangerous?


00:24:18
The Strategy of Salt
April 1, 2006
by Ray Pennings

This lecture highlights the principle that there’s no better way – or perhaps no other way at all – for Christians to change culture, than to do it together.


01:03:41
Your Values & Your Dollars . . . Do They Connect?
February 1, 2006
by Jonathan Wellum and Gary Sharpe
This lecture discusses money and personal values, and how they matter to each other.
2005

00:54:52
Sidewalks in the Kingdom
November 1, 2005
by Eric O. Jacobsen with Craig Bartholomew
From zoning codes to street widths to parking requirements, there's all manner of debate on how to design urban centres with life-giving, invigorating spirit.

01:06:14
Spiritual Capital
July 1, 2005
by Ray Pennings and Michael Van Pelt
Spiritual capital is a concept which provides the tread for walking faithfully in a society that gets more secular every day.

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