Feast & Faith

On Tuesday evenings we host a FREE home cooked meal  and discussion gathering called “Feast and Faith.”  We invite professors and professionals to come in and share a bit about their work or their story and how faith impacts what they do and how they do it.  As citizens in God's world, we want to ponder how Christianity integrates with all areas of life. 

During a time of Quarantine, this may look a little different. At least for the fall semester we'll likely be serving pizza rather than home cooked meals in order to satisfy requirements. Our in person numbers will be limited to approximately 15-20 people. We may have some additional remote 'home' locations where you can connect virtually or you can sign in online. 


When: Tuesday Evenings

          Doors open 5:00pm

          Supper at 5:30pm

          Speaker at 6:00pm


Where: We meet at St. Joseph Church - Oblate Lounge  

           Corner of Laurier & Cumberland

           (Use Cumberland Entrance)


Who: All are welcome



September 11, 2020 - Why the Bible is a Recipe For Disaster if You Treat it Like a Cookbook. - Chaplain Sid Ypma will open the year with a discussion about the Bible and how it should shape our vision for life and learning. One question that will be considered is, why do people of faith differ in current discussions about quarantine and Black Lives Matter. 


September 18, 2020 - Panel Night “How Does the Church Bear Witness to Christ During and After Covid19?” We want to consider what should church priorities be. How do churches consider their habits and practices in light of government protocols? How does Romans 13 shape our attitude? Has Covid19 changed the posture of the church in society? We know that churches are wrestling with topics like these and that churches have adopted differing positions and attitudes towards the current cultural climate. We'll be joined be leaders of three different Christian traditions.


September 25 - Free Discussion Night - We'll have a time of prayer and then it will be a time to pick up loose threads of discussion from previous weeks.


October 1 - Dr. Jim Rusthoven - How should Christians exhibit human flourishing during a global pandemic? What degree of risk should Christians take in a pandemic such as this?  Risk to themselves?  Risk to their families? Risk to their neighbours? Why do the US and Canada appear to be so different in their faith in public health guidelines and resultant practical responses to them? And how does this look from a Christian perspective. Jim Rusthoven is an MD who currently works as a Medical Officer with Canadian Government overlooking pharmaceutical patents. 


October 8 - Dr. David Koyzis - Political Visions and Illusions - A Christian Critique of the Political Ideologies that Serve the Spectrum of Political Posturing. Dr. Koyzis will be joining us virtually. He is the author of the book Tim Keller says is "Definitely the best book I've read on the current state of political thinking happening among evangelicals in 2020. Evangelicals fused social thinking to political ideology giving themselves over to at least four major ideologies, none of them biblical."

October 15 - Free Discussion Night - We'll have a time of prayer and then it will be a time to pick up loose threads of discussion from previous weeks.



Some Former Guests Include:


  • Garnett Genuis - MP in Canadian House of Commons

  • Dr. Richard Herd - Retired Curator National Meteorological Collection

  • Mike Hogeterp - Director of the Centre for Public Dialogue

  • Dr. Elizabeth Kristjansson - uOttawa Psychology Department

  • Dr. Paul Heintzman - uOttawa Liesure Studies

  • Dr. Kirsten Jeffrey-Johnson - Author, Literature Studies

  • Dr. John Patrick - President Augustine College

  • Dr. Graeme Hunter - uOttawa Philosophy Department

  • Dr. Dominic Mangeniello - uOttawa Literature Studies

  • Meagan Monafu - Theatre Artist

  • Joe Gunn - Citizens for Public Justice

  • Dr. Bill Kamphuis - emeritus professor of Civil Engineering - Queens

  • Dr. Paul Robinson - uOtawa Centre for International Affairs

  • Ash & Bloom - Musical Duo

  • Dr. Larry Vandergrift - emeritus professor of uOttawa Language Institute

  • Dr. Fred Lacroix - uOttawa Music Department

  • Ed Jager - Lawyer - Current Canadian Ambassador to Mongolia

  • Rev. Mark Whitall - Physicist/Pastor - Faith & Science

  • Dr. Christopher Lan - uOttawa Chemical Engineering

  • Dr. Tom Sherwood - emeritus Sociology Professor - Carleton University

  • Dr. Jonathan Patrick - uOttawa Business (Telfer)

  • Professor Marlene Toews-Janzen - Institute for Bilingualism

  • Ian Shugart - Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development

  • Dr. Jonathan Malloy - Carleton Professor of Political Science

  • Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes - Baptist Minister - Former History Professor

  • Dr. John Sumarah - emeritus Psychology Pofessor Acadia University

  • Dr. Boguslaw Kruzcek - uOttawa Professor of Chemical Engineering

  • Dr. Jim Rusthoven - Oncologist and lecturer in Bio-Medical Ethics

  • Ray Pennings - Director of Cardus - A Christian Think Tank

  • Dr. Brian Butcher - St. Paul's University Professor

  • Bernadette Arthur - Race Relations Coordinator for the CRC

  • Kirsten Appleyard - Curator at Canadian National Art Gallery

  • Bill Janzen - Former Director of Canadian Mennonite Central Relief Comm.

  • Dr. Mary Stewart-Vanleeuwan - Emeritus Professor  Eastern University

  • Dr. Patricia Kmiec - uOttawa History and Gender Studies

  • Dr. Alan Riding - uOttawa Business (Telfer)

  • Dr. Andrew Bennett - Director of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute